Florida State Seminoles
- Year: Senior
As a Recruit: Miller was recruited from United Faith Christian Academy (Charlotte, NC) class of 2010.
ON MILLER: After two extremely productive seasons in which he has helped lead Florida State to the 2012 ACC Championship and to two appearances in the NCAA Tournament, he is on his way to becoming the next star in the ACC and in all of college basketball...already known for his ability to create instant offense and with future promise as a prolific scorer, Miller will look to take on the added responsibilities as one of Florida State's point guards as a junior and a senior...Miller's signature scoring event of his first two seasons came as he made an unbelievable, game-winning buzzer-beating shot with 0:08 seconds left in the Seminoles' 63-60 win at Virginia during his sophomore season...his made shot from the bonusphere allowed the Seminoles to take the wildly inconceivable win back to Tallahassee on the strength of a 16-2 game-ending run during which Miller not only scored the game-winning basket but scored nine points in leading the Seminoles to the win...averaged a career high 10.3 points per game as a sophomore and displayed his shooting touch as well as his ability to score the basketball as one of the Seminoles' best shooters...can play either guard position and scores points in bunches...compared by many to former Seminole All-American Toney Douglas because of his explosive scoring ability... is Florida State's second leading scorer entering the 2012-13 season after averaging a career-high 10.3 points per game as a sophomore to rank third on the team...he ranked third on the team with a single season career-high 34 3-point shots made including his buzzer-beating game-winner at Virginia...an exceedingly accurate shooter who enters his junior season ranked 20th in school history for a career with a .356 career 3-point field goal shooting percentage and is shooting .803 from the free throw line for his career during the first two years of his career...also a top-notch defensive player who ranked second on the team with a career-high 1.3 steals per game as efforts on the defensive end of the court have allowed Florida State to continue its tradition as one of the nation's top defensive teams...his defensive effort and attention to the Seminoles' defensive schemes have allowed Florida State to rank first (2011, .368) and fifth (2012, .381) in the nation and lead the ACC in field goal percentage defense during both of his first two seasons at Florida State...the Seminoles also led the ACC in steals and blocked shots in 2012 to become only the fifth team in ACC history to lead the league on both categories during the same season...has played on two NCAA Tournament teams in his first two seasons at Florida State...helped the Seminoles advance to the Sweet 16 of the 2011 NCAA Tournament and to the third round of the 2012 NCAA Tournament...the Seminoles have played in a school record four consecutive NCAA Tournaments entering his junior season...destined to become one of Florida State's all-time top 3-point shooting players as he has made 58 shots and shot .356 from the bonusphere during the first two seasons of his career...a big stage player who averages 8.7 points in four ACC Tournament games and who has scored in double figures in three of his nine ACC games including a career high tying 18 points in Florida State's victory over Miami in the quarterfinals of the 2012 ACC Tournament...the Seminoles' win over the Hurricanes in the ACC Tournament began their run to the first ever championship in school history...also totaled 10 points against Virginia Tech in his first career ACC Tournament game (March 11, 2011) and scored seven points against Texas A&M in his first career NCAA Tournament game (March 18, 2011)...has played in 10 wins over nationally ranked teams including four during his freshman season and an ACC leading six during his sophomore season...helped Florida State defeat four ranked teams during his freshman season including No. 1 ranked Duke (66-61, Jan. 12) for the fourth win in school history over the nation's No. 1 team...the Seminoles also earned victories over No. 5 ranked Notre Dame in the NCAA Tournament (71-57, March 20), No. 15 ranked Baylor (68-61, Dec. 25) and No. 20 ranked Texas A&M in the NCAA Tournament (57-50, March 18)...the Seminoles earned two wins over nationally ranked Duke (No. 4 and No. 6 at the time of the games), North Carolina (No. 3 and No. 4 at the time of the games) and Virginia (No. 18 and No. 24 at the time of the games during the 2011-12 season...marked the first time the Seminoles had defeated both Duke and North Carolina twice in the same season and gave Miller and the Seminoles three wins over the nationally ranked Blue Devils in Miller's first two seasons on the team...the Seminoles' wins over No. 1 ranked Duke and No. 5 ranked Notre Dame marked the first time since the 1996-97 and only the second time in school history that the Seminoles have defeated two top five ranked teams in the same season in school history while their wins over the No. 3 ranked Tar Heels and the No. 4 ranked Blue Devils allowed Florida State to defeat multiple top-five ranked teams in consecutive seasons...averaged 11.0 points and 2.5 rebounds in four games against teams from his home state of North Carolina during his freshman season and averaged 8.5 points in six games against teams from North Carolina as a sophomore...named to the Parade Magazine All-American Fourth Team as a high school senior...the No. 5 ranked shooting guard and the 37th best overall player in the nation according to ESPN.com...a four star recruit and No. 4 ranked guard in the nation by Scout.com...ranked as the 48th best overall player in the nation according to Scout.com...the 17th best guard and the 70th best overall player nationally as mentioned by Rivals.com...named the co-Most Valuable Player of the Florida vs. USA Hardwood Classic in April before his first season at Florida State as he scored a game-high 27 points in leading Team USA to the 139-111 victory in the game played at Orlando Arena in Orlando, Fla, the former home of the Orlando Magic...scored 12 points and was credited with four assists in the famed Capital Classic in April of 2010...the Capital All-Stars defeated the USA All-Stars, 117-108, as Miller was one of five USA All-Stars to score in double figures...the Mecklenburg County Player of the Year as a senior as named by the Charlotte Observer...can play either guard position and scores points in bunches...earned the Most Improved Student Athlete Award as presented by the Seminoles' coaching staff at Florida State's honors banquet following the 2012 season...
AS A SOPHOMORE (2012): Averaged 10.3 points (third on the team), 1.3 steals (second) and 2.0 rebounds (ninth) while shooting .354 percent from the 3-pont line (third) and .774 from the free throw line (third) in helping lead Florida State to the first ACC Championship in school history and to the school record fourth consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance...scored in double figures in 14 of his 24 games (.583 percent) and has scored in double figures in 18 of the first 47 games of his career...earned career high statistics for games played (24), minutes played (565), minutes played per game (23.5), field goals made (83), field goals attempted (209), field goal shooting percentage (.397), 3-point field goals made (34), 3-point field goals attempted (96), free throws made (48), free throws attempted (62), offensive rebounds (11), defensive rebounds (36), total rebounds (47), rebounds per game (2.0). assists (30), blocked shots (two), steals (31) and game winning 3-point shots (one in Florida State's 63-50 win over Virginia on March 1, 2012)...helped lead Florida State to a 25-10 record, a program record tying 12-4 record in the ACC, a school record seven-game ACC winning streak, to multiple victories over both Duke and North Carolina and to victories over each of the four Tobacco Road schools (Duke, North Carolina, NC State and Wake Forest) in the same season for the first time in school history...in ranking third in scoring on the Seminoles as a sophomore, he scored his career high of 18 points three times - all against ACC teams...totaled 18 points in a win over Maryland (Jan. 17), 18 in a win at Virginia (March 1) and 18 in the Seminoles' quarterfinal final win in the ACC Tournament over Miami...Florida State won all three games...in scoring 18 points against Maryland he was a perfect eight of eight from the free throw line to mark only the ninth time in school history in an ACC game that a Seminole player was perfect on at least eight free throws...made his single game career high of five 3-point field goals including the game-winner at the buzzer in the Seminoles' win over Virginia in Charlottesville...career highs with six rebounds against Clemson (Jan. 7), four assists against St. Bonaventure (March 16 in the NCAA Tournament), steals with four against Maryland and with 39 minutes played against Princeton (Dec. 30)...was Florida State's leading scorer in four different games: at Virginia with a career-high tying 18 points (March 1), at NC State with 17 points (Feb. 18), at Clemson with 16 points (Jan. 7) and at home against Virginia Tech with 11 points (Feb. 16)...Florida State's third leading scorer in the ACC Tournament with an 11.7 points per game average in helping the Seminoles to their first ever ACC Championship...totaled double figures in both the Seminoles' quarterfinal round win over Miami (a career-high tying 18 points) and in their championship clinching win over North Carolina (10 points)...averaged 8.0 points per game in the Seminoles' nine games against ranked teams and Florida State's third leading scorer in ACC games with a 10.4 pints per game scoring average...only Miller, All-American candidate Michael Snaer and All-ACC selection Bernard James were the three Seminoles who averaged in double figures in ACC play during the 2011-12 season...double-figure scoring in four of his first five (14.0 points per game) and five of his first six (15.2 points per game) games of his season...his double-figure totals included 17 points against Princeton and 16 at Clemson...was Florida State's leading scorer against NC State (17 points), Virginia (11.5 points in two games) and Virginia Tech (13.0 points in two games) in ACC play...(vs. Boston College): Scored 12 points to go along with two rebounds, one assist and one steal in Florida State's only game of the season against Boston College...was the Seminoles' second leading scorer as he shot .500 percent from the field (four of eight), 400 percent from the 3-point line (two of five) and was a perfect two of two (1.000 percent) from the free throw line...scored eight of his 12 points in the first half as the Seminoles worked to achieve as much as a 13-point lead before trailing at halftime, 34-33...a 3-point shot at the 10:39 mark gave Florida State a seemingly commanding 10 point lead at 20-10...the Eagles outscored the Seminoles 24-23 during the remainder of the half to take the one point halftime lead...four second half points but the Seminoles gained the lead and held it for less than one minute in the second half...Boston College won the game, 64-60, in Chestnut Hill (Feb. 8) to break the Seminoles' school record seven game ACC winning streak...(vs. Clemson): Averaged 13.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists in two games against Clemson during the regular season...the Seminoles and the Tigers split the two game regular season series between the two teams with each team winning at home during the regular season...averaged 30.0 minutes played in the two games against the Tigers...scored a team leading 16 points on seven of 18 shooting from the field in the Seminoles' 79-59 loss to Clemson at Littlejohn Coliseum in Clemson (Jan. 7)...finished second on the team with six rebounds and led the team with two 3-point shots made...a strong second half with 12 points on five of eight shooting (.625 percent) from the field but the Seminoles were unable to keep up with the hot shooting Tigers...scored in double figures for the second time in two games against the Tigers with 11 points to go along with three assists in 27 minutes played as Florida State topped Clemson, 80-72, on senior day in Tallahassee (March 4)...helped Florida State jet out to a commanding 49-33 lead with eight first half points and two assists in 12 minutes played...six of his eight first half points came on 3-point shots in the final 49 seconds of the half...3-pointer at the 49 second mark gave the Seminoles a 46-31 lead while a second 3-point shot closed out the first half scoring with the Seminoles up 49-33...a third 3-point shot put Florida State up 74-62 with 4:03 remaining in the win...the victory allowed Florida State to close out the regular season with a 21-9 overall record and a school record tying 12-4 record and a third place finish in the ACC standings...his three 3-point shots against the Tigers are tied for his second highest total of shots made from the bonusphere in an ACC game during the first two years of his career...(vs. Duke): Averaged 7.0 points, 1.0 rebound, 1.0 assist and made three 3-point field goals in three games against NCAA Tournament participant Duke...the Seminoles defeated Duke in two of three meetings between the two teams with their wins coming in Cameron Indoor Stadium and in the semifinals of the ACC Tournament...Florida State's win on the at Cameron Indoor Stadium was the second every win in Cameron in school history and their win in the ACC Tournament was their first against the Blue Devils in postseason play and sent them to the championship game of the ACC Tournament where they defeated North Carolina to win the first ACC Championship in school history...totaled seven points, one assist and one steal in Florida State's 76-73 win over No. 6 ranked Duke in Cameron Indoor Stadium (Jan. 21)...the Seminoles toppled the nationally ranked Blue Devils and stopped their 45-game home winning streak on a buzzer beating 3-point shot by Michael Snaer that gave the Florida State the win in the final shot of the game...a first half lay-up gave the Seminoles a 12-9 lead with 13:35 to go before halftime...Duke took a 32-26 lead at halftime...five second half points helped Florida State recover from that halftime deficit and take the ACC win on the road...a short jumper at the 13:57 mark pulled the Seminoles to within two at 44-42 and a 3-point shot with 12:01 left in the game tied the score at 47-47...also added an assist on a 3-point shot by Deividas Dulkys that tied the score at 50-50 with 11:25 remaining in the game...scored seven points and added three rebounds and two assists as the Seminoles fell, 74-66, to No. 5 Duke at home (Feb. 23) in one of the most highly anticipated Seminole basketball games at home in school history...two first half points and five in the second half weren't enough as Duke made 13 3-point shots in the game...a third game of seven points in 15 minutes of play as Florida State defeated Duke No. 6 Duke, 62-59, in the semifinals of the ACC Tournament...the win propelled Florida State into the ACC Championship game where they defeated North Carolina to win the championship...the Seminoles' win over Duke marked their first ever win over Duke in the ACC Tournament, their first win over Duke in the postseason and marked the first time the Seminoles had defeated the Blue Devils multiple times in the same season...all seven points came in seven minutes played in the first half and positioned Florida State for a 33-31 halftime lead...his points in the first half were all vitally important as they increased Florida State's lead each time he scored...a lay-up with 6:41 left before intermission gave the Seminoles a 20-17 lead while a 3-pointer at the 4:24 mark put Florida State up 27-22...then added two free throws to put the Seminoles up 29-22 with 3:56 left before the intermission...five points in 28 seconds with his free throws coming after he was fouled by Austin Rivers allowed the Seminoles to hold the lead for virtually the entire first half...eight minutes of playing time came in the second half as Florida State earned the win and the program's first ever trip to the ACC Tournament Championship game...(vs. Georgia Tech): Scored zero points but pulled down three rebounds and added a steal in the Seminoles' only game again the season against Georgia Tech...totaled 17 minutes of playing time in the Seminoles 68-54 win over the Yellow Jackets in Tallahassee (Feb. 1)...helped the Seminoles recover from a first half deficit to outscore the Yellow Jackets, 44-29, to win the game going away...(vs. Maryland): Scored a career high tying 18 points, pulled down five rebounds and earned a career high tying four steals in the Seminoles' only game against Maryland during the season...shot the ball well from all over the floor as he was four of seven from the field (.571 percent), two of three from the 3-point line (.667 percent) and was a perfect eight of eight from the free throw line (eight of eight) to become only the ninth player in school history to be perfect from the free throw line on at least eight free throw attempts in an ACC game...led the team with four steals - the Terps had a total of two steals - meaning Miller had more steals than Maryland during the game...Florida State won the game going away, 84-70, in Tallahassee (Jan. 17)...seven first half points allowed the Seminoles to take a 36-33 halftime lead while 11 second half points allowed the Seminoles to take command and increase its lead to as many as 21 in the win...(vs. Miami): Averaged 13.7 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.3 steals in three games against NIT participant Miami...the Seminoles took two of three games including the teams' meeting in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament against their in-state rival and the southern-most school in the ACC...tied for the lead with 11 free throws and four steals as the two teams split the regular season series and Seminoles won the postseason game between the two teams...scored 11 points on five of six shooting from the free throw line in the Seminoles' 64-59 win over Miami in Tallahassee (Feb. 11)...all 11 points came in the second half as the Seminoles stretched a 28-26 halftime lead in to five point win at home...all 11 points came in the final 10 minutes of the game and began with a 3-point shot at the 9:59 mark to up the Seminoles' lead to 45-40...a second 3-point shot increased the Seminoles' lead to 10 points at 50-40 at the 7:31 mark...two free throw shots at the 3:54 mark increased the Seminoles' lead back to nine while three more free throws in the last minute of the game help the Seminoles keep their lead and gain their eighth ACC win of the season...his final two free throw shots of the game came with 28 seconds left and gave the Seminoles a 62-57 (plus five point) lead...both shots were important as the Hurricanes took the lead down to three with three seconds remaining in the game...scored 12 points and was one of three Seminoles in double-figure scoring as Florida State fell, 78-62, in Coral Gables (Feb. 26)...totaled 10 second half points as the Seminoles worked to climb back into the game after trailing 24-20 at halftime...tied his career high with 18 points to go along with three rebounds, two assists and one steal in the Seminoles 82-71 win over Miami in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament...his 18 points came on six of 11 shooting from the field (.545 percent) and five of eight shooting from the free throw line...totaled six first half points as Florida State built up a 36-27 halftime advantage and led by as many 12 in gaining the win...the win advanced the Seminoles to the ACC Tournament semifinals where they defeated Duke and into the championship game where they defeated North Carolina to win the first ACC Championship in school history...scored what proved to be the game-winning basket on a 3-point shot at the 13:08 mark of the first half...Miller's basket gave the Seminoles a lead they did not relinquish during the remainder of the game...scored 12 second half points...four points in a 41 second span gave Florida State a seven point advantage at the 14:53 mark...his points boosted the Seminoles' lead back to a comfortable working margin after the Hurricanes drew to within three points at 43-40...scored points to increase the Seminoles' lead five more times during the second half including on a free throw with three seconds left in the game to give the Seminoles their final margin of 11 at 82-71...(vs. North Carolina): Averaged 6.5 points, 1.5 assists and 1.0 rebound in two games against NCAA Tournament participant North Carolina...the Seminoles defeated the Tar Heels twice in the same season for the first time in school history...the Seminoles defeated the No. 3 ranked Tar Heels in Tallahassee and the No. 4 ranked Tar Heels in the title game of the ACC Tournament to give the Seminoles their first ACC Championship in school history...scored three points and added one rebound, one assist and one steal in 14 minutes of play in Florida State's 90-57 win over North Carolina in Tallahassee (March 11)...the Seminoles' +33 point margin of victory was their largest ever over a ranked opponent...scored all three of his points on three free throws in the second half as Florida State upped their lead over the nationally ranked Tar Heels to as many as 33 points...totaled seven points, one rebound and one assist in 15 minutes of playing time as Florida State defeated North Carolina, 85-82, at Philips Arena in Atlanta (March 11)...the win over the Tar Heels earned the Seminoles their first ACC Tournament title in school history...all seven points came in the first half and helped the Seminoles build a commanding 49-40 lead at halftime...three points on an old fashion three-point play gave the Seminoles an early 11-6 lead with 16:42 left before halftime...he made a lay-up, was fouled by North Carolina's Reggie Bullock and made the free throw to put Florida State up by five early...a jumper increased the Seminoles' lead to three (16-13) with 13:41 left in the first half...added to Florida State's lead as they began to pour it on the Tar Heels with a jumper to make the score 29-20 with 9:44 left before the intermission...(vs. NC State): Florida State's leading scorer with 17 points and two rebounds in the Seminoles' only game of the season against NC State...shot the ball well as he was six of nine (.667 percent) from the field and four for five (.800 percent) to go along with one 3-point field goal made, one assist and one steal...the Seminoles defeated the Wolfpack, 76-62, in Raleigh (Feb. 18) to raise their record to 10-2 in ACC play and mark the school record fourth consecutive season they had won at least 10 games in ACC play during the regular season...six points in the first half as Florida State built a 37-26 lead and 11 more in the second half as Florida State rolled out to as much as a 20-point lead on the Wolfpack who nearly advanced to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament...scored what proved to be the game-winning basket on a lay-up at the 16:05 mark of the first half - his basket gave the Seminoles a 6-4 lead - a lead they did not relinquish in taking the ACC road win...closed the scoring in the first half with a 3-point shot with eight seconds left before halftime to give the Seminoles a 37-26 lead at the break...Florida State's leading scorer in the second half with 11 points including a lay-up with 3:44 left to put Florida State up by 19 at 70-51...nine points in the final 5:53 of the game allowed the Seminoles to win comfortably on the road...(vs. Virginia): Averaged 11.5 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists in two games against NCAA Tournament participant Virginia...made a team leading six 3-pointers in the two game regular season sweep of the Cavaliers with wins in both Tallahassee and Charlottesville...also added three assists and three steals against Virginia...scored five points and added one assist and one steal in the Seminoles' 58-55 win over then No. 18 ranked Virginia in Tallahassee (Feb. 4)...three first half points gave Florida State a 20-17 lead with under five minutes remaining to be played in the first half...was an important basket for the Seminoles as Virginia rallied to within one point of Florida State at halftime...the Seminoles led, 23-22, at the break...two second half points on a short jumper at the 11:30 mark gave Florida State a 37-29 lead...his basket once again proved important as Virginia rallied to take a short-lived one point lead before a jumper by Michael Snaer gave the Seminoles the lead back for good with 4:21 left in the game...scored a team-high and career-high tying 18 points in Florida State's incredible come from behind win over Virginia in Charlottesville...Miller made a 3-point shot with 0.08 seconds remaining to give the Seminoles the improbable 63-60 win...made his career high of five 3-point field goals including the first game winner of his Florida State career...also totaled two assists and two steals in addition to shooting six of 10 from the field (.600 percent) and five of eight (.625 percent) from the 3-point line...scored 15 of his 18 points in the second half with nine points coming in the final 3:17 and all 15 coming in the final 8:20 of the game...the Seminoles outscored the Cavaliers, 16-2, in the final 4:33 with nine points coming from Miller...3-point shots came at the 8:20 mark (to make the score 45-44 in favor of the Cavaliers) and at the 6:48 mark (to make the score 49-47 in favor of the Cavaliers)...began to do some serious and winning damage to the scoreboard when the Seminoles went down 58-47 on two free throws by Mick Scott with 4:33 left in the game...Miller time began with a lay-up and a free throw after being fouled by Akil Mitchell to draw the Seminoles to within six at 58-52 with 3:17 left...quickly added another 3-point shot at the 3:16 mark (one second later after a turnover by Virginia's Joe Harris) to make the score 58-55...won the game on a 3-point shot with 0:08 seconds remaining to give Florida State the improbable 63-60 win...(vs. Virginia Tech): Averaged 13.0 points. 1.0 assists and 1.0 steals in two games against NIT participant Virginia Tech...the only Seminole in double figure scoring in both games against the Hokies with 15 points in the Seminoles' win in Blacksburg and 11 points in Florida State's victory in Tallahassee...led the Seminoles with nine field goals made, four 3-point field goals made and a 13.0 points per game average in the two games regular season sweep...was a perfect four of four (1.000 percent) from the free throw line in the two games...averaged a team leading 31.0 minutes played per game...scored 15 points on five of 10 shooting from the field (.500 percent) and was a perfect four of four (1.000 percent) from the free throw line in the Seminoles' 63-59 win in Blacksburg (Jan. 10)...a catalyst in the first half with seven points to stake the Seminoles to a 30-21 halftime lead in a game in which Florida State never trailed...five consecutive points in a 41 second span on a 3-point shot and two free throws with 1:43 left in the first half to give Florida State a 30-18 lead just before the break...eight points in the second half as Florida State maintained its lead until late in the game before winning on the road...the Seminoles never trailed in winning their first ACC game of the season...totaled a team high 18 points and was the only Seminole in double figure scoring as Florida State won a defensive minded affair, 48-47, in Tallahassee (Feb. 16)...five of his 11 points came in the second half with all five coming in the final 5:33 of the game as Florida State recovered from as much as a 15 points deficit in the second half...Florida State closed the game on a 19-5 run in the final 8:07 of the game with a Miller jumper at the 5:33 mark drawing the Seminoles to within 42-37 and a 3-point shot with 45 seconds remaining pulling Florida State to within two at 47-45...All-American candidate Michael Snaer hit another of his patented 3-point buzzer beating shots with 2.4 seconds left in the game to put the Seminoles and give them the win...(vs. Wake Forest): Totaled three points, three assists and two rebounds in Florida State's only game against Wake Forest during the season...three points on a second half 3-point shot as Florida State won going away, 75-52, in Winston-Salem (Jan, 25)...his 3-point shot at the 5:44 mark of the second half gave Florida State a comfortable and commanding 57-41 lead...(vs. Florida): Scored seven points in 22 minutes of play in the Seminoles' only game of the season against NCAA Tournament participant Florida...(in three games during the ACC Tournament): Averaged 11.7 points, 1.3 rebounds and 1.3 assists in three ACC Tournament games...helped the No. 3 seeded Seminoles defeat Ni. 6 seeded Miami in the quarterfinals, No. 2 seeded and No. 6 seeded Duke in the semifinals and No. 1 seeded and No. 3 ranked North Carolina to win the ACC Championship...was Florida State's third leading scorer and one of three (also Michael Snaer and Bernard James) who averaged in double figure scoring as the Seminoles won the first ACC Championship in school history...one of six Seminoles to shoot better than 50 percent from the field (12 of 23, .522 percent) and made eight of 12 free throws (.667) as the Seminoles became only the third team in ACC history to defeat Duke and North Carolina in the semifinals and finals of the ACC Tournament to win the conference championship...(in two games during the NCAA Tournament): Averaged 4.0 points and 2.5 rebounds in two games in the Seminoles' school record fourth consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance...the Seminoles' games against St. Bonaventure and Cincinnati were played at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn...averaged 23.0 minutes played per game and finished second on the team with five assists as the Seminoles won at least one game in the tournament for the second consecutive season...the Seminoles were the No. 3 seed in the East Region of the NCAA Tournament - a seed that tied the school record for highest seed in their tournament history...(vs. St. Bonaventure): Scored eight points to go along with four assists and two steals in Florida State's 66-63 win over No. 14 seed St. Bonaventure (March 16)...helped Florida State mount a second half comeback after trailing by as many as 10 in the first half and 34-28 at halftime with five second half points...scored what proved to be the game winning basket on a 3-point shot with 5:18 left in the game...his basket put Florida State up 55-52 and gave the Seminoles their first lead of the game...his 3-point shot began a game-ending and game-winning 14-11 run than won the game for Florida State...(vs. Cincinnati): Scored zero points but pulled down five rebounds in Florida State's 62-56 season ending loss to No. 6 seed Cincinnati...his five rebounds tied for second on the team and ranked as his highest total since pulling down six against Clemson on Jan. 7...
AS A FRESHMAN (2011): Averaged 5.5 points (eighth on the team) and 1.6 rebounds (11th) while making 24 3-point field goals (fifth) and playing in 23 games...one of the Seminoles' most consistent 3-point shooters who averaged more than one 3-point field goals made in his 23 games played (1.04 3FGMPG) and ranked third on the team with a .358 shooting percentage from 3-point range...his 24 3-point field goals made is tied for the eighth best single season effort by a freshman in school history while his 67 3-point shots attempted ranked as the sixth highest by a freshman in school history...earned playing time in 23 of Florida State's 34 games including 11 games in ACC play, the Seminoles' game against Virginia Tech in the ACC Tournament and all three of the Seminoles' games in the NCAA Tournament...helped Florida State reach the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament for the first time since the 1993 season and for the fourth time in school history...made at least one 3-point field goal in 15 of the 23 games in which he earned playing time...made multiple shots from the bonusphere in eight different games including his career high of three in the Seminoles' victory at home against ACC foe Wake Forest...made at least one 3-point field goal in six of the last seven games and shot .421 percent (eight of 19) from the bonusphere from Florida State's game against Miami in Tallahassee (Feb. 26) through the Seminoles' game against VCU in San Antonio in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament (March 25)...was Florida State's leading scorer in the Seminoles' game against Ohio State in the ACC / Big Ten Challenge in Tallahassee (Nov. 30) in a game won, 58-44, by the Buckeyes...proved to be one of the Seminoles' top free throw shooters as he made .929 of his free throw attempts (13 of 14) in his freshman season including each of his 13 straight to conclude the season...after missing the first free throw of his career in the Seminoles' win over UNC Greensboro in the Greensboro Coliseum (Nov. 14) he made each of his final 13 attempts to conclude the season...was a perfect three of three from the free throw line against the eight games the Seminoles' played against ranked teams, a perfect five of five against the 11 teams the Seminoles' played that advanced to the NCAA Tournament, a perfect eight of eight in 11 conference games and a near perfect five of six (.833) against non-conference opponents...scored in double figures four times including his career high of 14 points in the Seminoles' win over Wake Forest in Winston Salem (Feb. 19)...also totaled in double figure scoring against NCAA Tournament participant and No. 1 overall seed Ohio State (11 points, Nov. 30), Wake Forest in Tallahassee (11 points, Feb. 1) and against Virginia Tech (10 in the ACC Tournament quarterfinals, March 11)... helped make the Seminoles the nation's top defensive team and one of the more feared teams to play in all of college basketball...the Seminoles led the nation in field goal percentage defense (.363) and ranked in the nation's top 25 in blocked shots (fifth, 6.0 bpg), 3-point field goal percentage defense (15th, .306) and steals (24th, 8.5 spg)...the Seminoles were also the fiercest defensive team in the ACC and ranked first in field goal percentage defense, 3-point field goal percentage defense and blocked shots while ranking second in steals and scoring defense...returned to his home state of North Carolina for the second game of his collegiate career and scored seven points at UNC Greensboro (Nov. 14)...the first made shot of his career was a 3-point shot at the 13:41 mark of the first half of the Seminoles 97-73 win over the Spartans...his shot gave the Seminoles an early 15-6 lead...it was a historic game for the Seminoles as standout forward Chris Singleton earned a triple double of 22 points, 11 rebounds and 10 steals - the first triple double in ACC history that included points, rebounds and steals...scored nine points in the Seminoles' win at FIU (Nov. 18)...(vs. Boston College): Did not play in Florida State's only game of the season against NIT participant Boston College...without Miller in the starting line-up, the Seminoles defeated the Eagles, 67-51, in Tallahassee (Jan. 22)..(vs. Clemson): Averaged 5.5 points, 1.0 assists and 0.5 rebounds in two games against NCAA Tournament participant Clemson...was tied for Florida State's team lead with three 3-point field goals made against the Tigers and a .750 shooting percentage (three of four) in the two game regular season series against the Tigers...both teams won on their home courts...was also a perfect two of two from the free throw line against the Tigers...scored five points and pulled down one rebound in the Seminoles 75-69, victory over Clemson in Tallahassee (Dec. 12) in his first career ACC game...the Seminoles trailed at the half and mounted a second half comeback to earn the victory and improve to 1-0 in conference play...first career ACC field goal was a 3-pointer at the 12:35 mark of the first half to give the Seminoles an 11-10 lead...the Tigers rallied to take a 34-28 halftime lead before the Seminoles mounted a second half comeback...closed out the Tigers as he gave the Seminoles a 75-69 lead with two free throws with 14 seconds remaining in the game...totaled six points on two made 3-point field goals as Florida State traveled to play at Clemson...the Tigers defeated the Seminoles, 62-44, at Littlejohn Coliseum (Jan. 29)...both of his 3-point shots came in the second half as Florida State worked its way back into the game after trailing at halftime...marked one of eight times he made at least two 3-point field goals and one of six times he made at least two 3-point field goals in ACC play...(vs. Duke): Did not play in Florida State's only game of the season against NCAA Tournament participant and ACC Tournament champion Duke...the Seminoles defeated the No. 1 ranked Blue Devils, 66-61, in Tallahassee (Jan. 12)...the win over the No. 1 ranked Blue Devils was the fourth win in school history over the nation's No. 1 ranked team...(vs. Georgia Tech): Scored eight points and pulled down one rebound in the Seminoles' only game of the season against Georgia Tech...his eight points came in 10 minutes of play as Florida State went on the road and defeated the Yellow Jackets, 72-63, in Atlanta...all eight points - on two made 3-point field goals - came in the first half and helped Florida State jump out to a 30-18 halftime advantage...three points on a 3-point field goal as part of the Seminoles' game opening 17-2 run that put them firmly into command of the game...Miller buried a 3-point shot at the 11:54 mark to put the Seminoles up 17-2...on the board again at the 10:37 mark with another 3-point shot at the 10:37 mark to put the Seminoles' up 20-4...eighth point came on a jumper at the 3:58 mark and put the Seminoles up 26-13...Florida State never trailed and led by as many as 16 points in the first half in taking the win back to Tallahassee...(vs. Maryland): Scored zero points and pulled down zero rebounds in seven minutes of play in the Seminoles' only game of the season against Maryland...the Terps rallied from as much as a seven points down in the first half to gain the 78-62 victory in College Park, Md. (Feb. 23)...(vs. Miami): Scored five points, pulled down three rebounds and was credited with one steal in one game played against NCAA Tournament participant North Carolina...did not play in the Seminoles 53-51 win over Miami in Coral Gables (Jan. 19)...totaled five points as Florida State defeated the Hurricanes, 65-59, in Tallahassee (Feb. 26)...two points in the first half to boost Florida State to a 36-16 halftime lead in one of the six games that it did not trail in at any point during the game...a first half lay-up at the 3:26 mark gave Florida State a 33-14 advantage and a second half 3-point shot gave the Seminoles a 47-31 advantage at the 12:01 mark of the second half...Florida State led Miami by as many as 22 in the first half and by as many as 17 points....his second half 3-point shot loomed very important as the Hurricanes shot themselves back into the game and were within three points with under one minute remaining in the game...(vs. North Carolina): Averaged 4.5 points, 3.0 assists and 2.0 rebounds in two games against NCAA Tournament participant North Carolina...tied for second on the team with six total assists...scored two points and was credited with two rebounds and two assists as the Seminoles traveled to play at North Carolina...the Tar Heels defeated the Seminoles, 89-69, at the Dean Smith Center in Tallahassee (Feb. 6)...his two points came in the second half as Florida State worked back from a 43-34 halftime deficit...the two assists against the Tar Heels marked one of five times during his freshman season that he earned multiple assists in a single game...totaled seven points and a career-high four assists as Florida State took the nationally ranked Tar Heels to the brink of victory before North Carolina freshman Harrison Barnes scored the game winning basket with three seconds remaining on the clock in the second half...Barnes' 3-point shot turned the Seminoles 70-69 win into a 72-70 win in Tallahassee for the Tar Heels (March 6)...five first half points helped the Seminoles to a 38-37 halftime advantage...a jumper at the 12:47 mark of the first half put Florida State up 15-12 while a 3-point shot increased the Seminoles' lead to 26-17 (plus seven) at the 9:01 mark...a second half lay-up at the 11:04 mark helped Florida State fight back from as much as a seven point second half deficit...an incredible game between two powerhouse teams saw 11 ties and 14 lead changes...(vs. NC State): Scored eight points and pulled down one rebound in one game played against NC State...he did not play in Florida State's 84-71 victory over the Wolfpack in Tallahassee (Jan. 15 but returned for the Seminoles' 72-62 win in Raleigh (March 6)...scored eight points in the Seminoles' win over NC State to close out the regular season...was three of four from the field (.750) including two of three (.667) from the 3-point line to lead the Seminoles to the win...all eight of his points came in the first half and helped the Seminoles build a 34-25 advantage...helped the Seminoles jump on the Wolfpack early with a 3-pointer at the 11:48 mark to put Florida State up early 16-7...upped the Seminoles' lead to 21-8 on a jumper at the 10:36 mark and a 3-pointer with 56 seconds remaining the first half increased the Seminoles lead back to 11 at 34-23...the Seminoles led at the half, 34-25...each of his eight points were important as the Wolfpack rallied to take a one point lead on two occasions in the second half...the win closed the Seminoles' regular season out at 21-9 overall and 11-5 in the ACC...their 11-5 record allowed them to finish in third place in the ACC standings to mark the third consecutive time the Seminoles finished in the top four of the ACC standings...(vs. Virginia): Scored two points and pulled down two rebounds in the Seminoles' only game of the season against Virginia...also added one steal in 13 minutes of playing time as Florida State defeated the Cavaliers, 63-56, in Tallahassee (Feb. 12)...his two points came on a jumper with 9:59 remaining in the first half and pulled the Seminoles to within two at 15-17...his basket was part of an 8-3 Seminole run that helped them erase as much as a seven point deficit in the first half...beginning with a Chris Singleton basket at the 12:03 mark, the Seminoles went from down 14-7 at the 12:30 mark to down only two after Miller's basket...the Seminoles took the lead in the game for good at the 5:30 mark of the first half on a 3-point shot by Deividas Dulkys which put the Seminoles up 24-21...the Seminoles did not trail in the game after that point in winning their eight ACC game of the season...(vs. Virginia Tech): Scored 10 points in 12 minutes of play on one of two games against NIT participant Virginia Tech...he did not play in the Seminoles' regular season game against the Hokies but did earn extensive playing time in Florida State's ACC quarterfinal round game against Virginia Tech in the Greensboro Coliseum...took advantage of playing on the national stage of the ACC Tournament and was one of two Seminoles to score in double figures as the Seminoles fell, 52-51, to the Hokies in Greensboro (March 11)...eight first half points to lead Florida State to a seemingly comfortable 27-19 halftime lead...a pair of 3-point shots - at the 2:28 mark and the 1:47 mark - helped give the Seminoles a 27-16 advantage as time in the first half ran down...a second half lay-up at the 11:48 mark gave Florida State a 40-32 lead...the Hokes outscored the Seminoles 20-11 from that point on to put themselves in position to win the game...the Seminoles seemingly had won the game on a buzzer beating 3-point shot but after a long discussion and a great deal of detailed reviewing of the shot, it was ruled to have come after the buzzer and the Hokies were handed the win...his 10 point performance against the Hokies was one of four double figure scoring games for the freshman and the first of his career in postseason play...(vs. Wake Forest): Averaged 12.5 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.0 assist in two games against Wake Forest...was one of only three ACC teams in which he played in both games of the regular season series and was the only conference team that he averaged in double figures against in multiple games as a freshman...was the Seminoles' third leading scorer with 25 total points and shot a perfect six of six from the free throw line as the Seminoles defeated the Deacons twice during the season...also ranked second on the team with five made 3-point field goals against the Deacons...totaled 11 points, two rebounds and two assists in 15 minutes of play as the Seminoles defeated the Deacons, 85-61, in Tallahassee (Feb. 1)...made his career high of three 3-point field goals in the Seminoles 16 overall win of the season...was also a perfect two of two from the free throw line in the win...three first half points on one made 3-point shot helped the Seminoles to a 31-19 halftime lead...totaled eight second half points as Florida State increased its lead to as many as 32 points in the second half...his first half 3-point shot gave the Seminoles a double digit lead at 26-14 and the Seminoles maintained a 10 point or more lead for most of the remainder of the game...was one of his two double figure scoring games (he also scored 11 points against Ohio State) he earned at home during his freshman season...a near team high 14 points as he helped jumpstart the Seminoles' offense in an 84-66 win in Winston-Salem (Feb. 19)...his 14 points ranked as his season high during his freshman season...a very necessary eight first half points as the Seminoles came out extremely sluggish against Wake Forest in its first game without standout forward Chris Singleton...the Seminoles trailed by as many as eight in the first half before getting their offense in gear and scoring 53 points in the second half to gain the 84-66 win in Winston-Salem (Feb. 19)...led the Seminoles in scoring in the first half with his eight points...his first of two 3-point shots drew the Seminoles to within four at 15-19 at the 6:16 mark of the first half...scored five points in the final 1:10 of the first half on a second 3-point shot with 1:10 remaining to pull Florida State to within two at 26-28 while two free throws with 22 seconds left in the half tied the game at 30-30...his game tying free throws allowed the Seminoles to come back from as many as an eight point first half deficit...the Seminoles trailed 31-33 after trading free throws at the end of the half...four points on two basket within 55 seconds of each other in the second half on a lay-up and a dunk enabled Florida State to increase its lead over the Deacons to as many as 11 with 11:24 remaining in the game...(In Three Games During The NCAA Tournament): Averaged 4.0 points and 2.7 rebounds in three games during the NCAA Tournament as Florida State advanced to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 1993 and for the fourth time in school history...averaged 17.0 minutes of playing time in each of the three games and totaled three assists and two steals as Florida State defeated No. 20 ranked and seventh seeded Texas A&M and No. 5 ranked a second seeded Notre Dame to advance to the second weekend of the NCAA Tournament for only the fourth time in school history...the Seminoles' victories over the No. 20 ranked Aggies and the No. 5 ranked Fighting Irish marked the first time in school history the Seminoles had defeated two ranked teams in the NCAA Tournament in the same season...(vs. Texas A&M): Scored seven points to go along with five rebounds, three assists and two steals in his career high of 27 minutes of play on the biggest of national stages...Florida State defeated the Aggies, 57-50, at the United Center in Chicago, Ill (March 18)...continued to be a catalyst for the Seminoles' offense late in the season and especially in the NCAA Tournament as he scored five of his seven points in the first half of Florida State's game against the Aggies...a 3-point shot elevated Florida State to a 10-2 lead at the 11:44 mark...after losing their early lead, Miller helped the Seminoles draw back to within two a t 21-23 on a jumper with 2:20 remaining in the first half...the Seminoles trailed 23-26 at the intermission...two second half points on a lay-up at the 9:33 mark gave Florida State a 38-35 lead - a lead they built up to as many as 11 and never gave back to the Aggies of the Big 12...the win was Florida State's first NCAA Tournament win since the 1998 season...(vs. Notre Dame): Scored three points and pulled down two rebounds in the Seminoles' historic win over No. 5 ranked and second seeded Notre Dame...the Seminoles defeated the Fighting Irish, 71-57, at the United Center in Chicago (March 20) to advance to the Sweet 16 for the first time since the 1993 season...his three points came on a 3-point shot in the first half that gave Florida State an early and commanding 20-11 lead with 9:36 remaining before halftime...the Seminoles increased their lead to 34-23 at the intermission on craftfully poured it on the Irish for the remainder of the game...the Seminoles heartily defeated the Fighting Irish who had finished in second place league standings of the supposed best conference in the nation - the Big East...(vs. VCU): Totaled two points and one rebound in 11 minutes of playing time against VCU in the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA Tournament...the Rams defeated the Seminoles, 72-71, in overtime to advance to the Elite Eight in a game played at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Tex. (March 25)...two second half points as Florida State worked to tie the game and send it into overtime...pulled Florida State to within six with a jumper at the 10:07 mark of the second half...his basket began a 16-8 game closing run that drew the Seminoles to within a tie at 65-65 at the end of regulation...the Rams outscored the Seminoles, 7-6, in the overtime period to win the game...(In Three Games During the Diamond Heed Classic): Did not play in the Seminoles' three game series in the Diamond Head Classic...Florida State defeated Hawaii and No. 15 Baylor but fell to NCAA Tournament runner-up Butler in finishing in third place in the event...(vs. Florida): scored zero points in 12 minutes of playing time in the Seminoles' only game of the season against NCAA Tournament participant Florida...the Gators hung on for a 55-51 win in Tallahassee (Nov. 28)...
AT UNITED FAITH CHRISTIAN ACADEMY: Graduated from United Faith Christian Academy in 2010...earned All-State First Team honors by the NCISAA following his spectacular senior season...averaged 22.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 6.0 assists in leading United Faith the 1-A State Championship as a senior...dominated the state championship game as he scored a game-high 29 points, pulled down four rebounds and was credited with two assists and two steals...United Faith defeated Davidson Day, 80-55, to win his second of two state championships during his prep career...scored 33 points in the North Carolina Independent Schools championship game victory over the Greenfield School of Wilson, N.C...named the MVP of the GalxoSmithKline Invitational as he averaged 24.3 points per game in leading United Faith to the tournament championship during his senior season...averaged 22.0 points per game as a junior in 2009 in leading united Faith to its first of two consecutive 1-A state championships...scored a game high 23 points and hit a long range buzzer-beating jumper to win the state championship against Word of God Christian Academy and the No. 1 overall NBA Draft Choice in 2010 John Wall...spent his freshman and sophomore seasons at South Mecklenburg High School before transferring to United Faith for his junior and senior seasons...
PERSONAL: Born September 28, 1991...Ian is the son of Cheryl and Julian Miller...selected Florida State over Florida, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Miami and North Carolina...major is social sciences
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