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Ian Miller - PG/SG, 6'3, 197
Signed in Turkey - Signed with Usak Sportif
       Date of birth: 09/28/1991
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2014
     Out of: Florida State
  NBA Experience: 0 years
  Hand: Right

Date
League
Transaction
6th August, 2014 Italy Signed a one year contract with Fileni Jesi.
28th January, 2015 Italy Left Fileni BPA Jesi.
29th January, 2015 Italy Signed for the remainder of the season with Torino.
10th July, 2015 Italy Re-signed by Torino to a one year contract.
3rd February, 2016 Italy Released by Torino.
17th March, 2016 Italy Signed for the remainder of the season with Verona.
17th July, 2016 Kazakhstan Signed a one year contract with BC Astana.
14th June, 2017 Turkey Signed a one year contract with Usak Sportif.
When: Where:
2010 - 2014 Florida State (NCAA)
July 2014 Detroit Pistons (Summer League)
August 2014 - January 2015 Fileni Jesi (Italy, A2 Gold)
January 2015 - February 2016 Torino (Italy, A2 Gold/Serie A)
March 2016 - June 2016 Verona (Italy, Serie A2)
July 2016 - June 2017 BC Astana (Kazakhstan)
June 2017 - present Usak Sportif (Turkey)
From blog:


   Wildly Unnecessarily Lengthy 2014 NBA Draft Board, Part 4: NCAA Point Guards
2014-06-19



Leonard Hamilton gives Ian Miller a really small thumbs up.


Ian Miller, Florida State, Senior, 6'3 197lbs

2013/14 stats: 28.4 mpg, 13.7 ppg, 2.8 apg, 2.5 rpg, 0.7 spg, 0.0 bpg, 2.9 TOpg, 1.9 fpg, 44.9% FG, 39.9% 3PT, 87.3% FT


Miller can score, and Lord does he try. He is a shooter, a good shooter, and a very very enthusiastic shooter. Despite being 6'3 and roughly 200lbs, he is not a point guard or a creator - he can get the ball over halfcourt for you, but he's not going to collapse and kick, hit a roll man, or do anything especially point guardy. He has the ball up top a lot, but it's in the hunt for a shot.

Miller was pressed into this point guard masquerade in his time at Florida State, an act to which he committed his best. Miller can make the simple passes and handle the ball up top safely enough, which sufficed. It had to. His handle in traffic is less secure, however, and while he can use his good speed to get to the basket off ball screen action, he struggled to finish there, and instead settled for jumpers and floaters. Miller can nevertheless create jumpshots for himself with his speed and agility, pulling up on a dime and shooting a step back, and can make tough, contested shots. He has a quick release and NBA range (and if he doesn't have the latter, he soon will do), and can hit shots falling in all directions. Frankly, though, he chucks a few. He cannot end team scoring droughts in any way other than by chucking a shot, because he cannot consistently create them. And defensively, while Miller's good size and speed are good for the point guard spot, he gets lazy defensively at times and is too easily hung up on screens to prevent the drive.

Players such as Jannero Pargo and Ian Clark have made the NBA with similar skill sets, but Miller has never really shown NBA talent. Bundesliga talent, yes.

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Signed in Turkey


 
 
 


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