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  Dwight Miller
Dwight Miller

Player Profile
Class:
RS Freshman

Hometown:
Nassau, Bahamas

High School:
St. Pius X H.S. (Houston, Texas)

Height / Weight:
6-8 / 240

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:
05/25/1989

Experience:
RS

Dwight Miller Bio (pdf)

THE STORYLINE

Dwight Miller redshirted the 2008-09 season. He is described as a tenacious rebounder and defender who displays outstanding desire and passion for playing basketball. A quick learner, the agile Miller also has the ability to make shots away from the basket and get up and down the floor.

2008-09

Redshirted the 2008-09 season.

HIGH SCHOOL

A 2008 graduate of St. Pius X High School in Houston, Texas where he played his senior season for Head Coach Laurence Woods...Guided the St. Pius X Panthers to a 22-8 record, No. 4 state ranking and TAPPS 6A District 3 championship with a 9-0 record as a senior...Averaged 15.8 points as a senior...Registered double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds along with five blocked shots in 63-52 loss to Nolan Catholic to conclude season...Scored 25 points vs. Christian Life Center...Finished with 23 points vs. Kountze...Nominated for the McDonald's High School All-America Game...Named the Nassau Gaurdian Athlete of the Year...Transferred to St. Pius X from Westbury Christian following his junior season...Helped guide the Wildcats to a 22-11 season as a junior...Selected TAPPS 4-5A All-District and named to the Houston Chronicle All-Area Second Team after averaging 8.3 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game for Westbury Christian as a junior...Season highs were 17 points (vs. Kinkaid H.S.) and 12 rebounds (vs. Concordia Lutheran H.S.)...Burst onto the national recruiting scene at the 2007 ReebokU Camp from July 7-10 in Philadelphia...Averaged 10.0 points and 7.0 rebounds per game at the ReebokU Camp and earned the prestigious Dante Anderson Memorial Award for the unsung player who "made the biggest impression"...Played AAU basketball with the Houston Elite club coached by Rick Nelson...Ranked the nation's No. 65 player by hoopscoop.com.

PERSONAL

Born Dwight R. Miller on May 25, 1989...Son of Nouelland and Kasa Hanna of Nassau, Bahamas...Has a younger brother Deuonte...Visited Pitt on the weekend of Nov. 2, 2007...Becomes the second Bahamas native to play at Pitt following Doyle Hudson (2005-07)...Carries a ragged FIBA basketball everywhere he goes because he says, "You never know when you'll find a game or open basket"...Played baseball as a youngster...Played four years of organized basketball since coming to the United States...Guardian, guide and father figure is Frank Rutherford, the first Bahamas native to win an Olympic medal (1992 bronze medal in the triple jump)...Rutherford operates the Frank Rutherford Elite Athlete Development Foundation (FREAD), an organization which develops and assists Bahamian student-athletes in their quest to obtain a college education in the United States...Some of FREAD's success stories include Baltimore Ravens and Washington State wide receiver Devard Darling, the late Florida State defensive tackle Devaughn Darling, USC forward Jeremy Barr and Miami (Fla.) offensive lineman Ian Symonette...Trained with former Houston Rockets center Hakeem Olajuwon...Entertained more than 25 scholarship offers during the recruiting process...Enrolled in the School of Arts and Sciences.