Michele Miller

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Michele Miller

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Cincinnati, Ohio

High School:
North College Hill

Height:
5-11

Position:
Guard

Birthdate:
08/18/1985


At Xavier: Has played in 79 games in a Musketeer uniform while earning 34 starting assignments, including all 30 during the 2005-06 season ... Enters the 2006-07 season as the Musketeers' top returning rebounder after averaging 5.8 rebounds per game last year ... Saw time in only 17 games during her freshman season but worked hard in the off-season and it paid off as Miller was an integral member of the Musketeers backcourt during the 2004-05 campaign and saw significant action in all 32 contests. For her efforts, Miller was honored as the Atlantic 10's Sixth Player of the Year in a vote by the conference coaches ... Has scored in double-figures in 22 contests, 13 coming during her junior season.


As a Junior 2005-06: Finished third on the team at 9.6 points per game and 5.8 rebounds per game ... Miller and Suntana Granderson were the team's top free throw shooters, each boasting a 75.6 shooting percentage from the charity stripe ... Led the team with 50 steals (1.67 spg) and the Musketeers were 12-3 when Miller recorded multiple thefts ... Scored a career-high 21 points in consecutive games (12/6 vs. Eastern Kentucky and 12/10 at Louisville) ... Recorded a career-high and was four boards shy of establishing a new school record when she hauled in 16 rebounds against Valparaiso on November 26 ... Miller became one of the top rebounding guards in the Atlantic 10 and snared at least five rebounds in 17 games; Xavier boasted a 12-3 record when Miller snatched at least five boards ... Miller was an X factor offensively for XU as well as the Musketeers were 12-1 in games that saw Miller score in double-figures ... Xavier was also dependent on Miller connecting from deep as the Musketeers were 7-1 when Miller made at least one 3-point field goal ... Made 23 consecutive free throws from November 30 (vs. Cincinnati) to January 19 (vs. Temple) ... Scored 15 points, snared six rebounds and dished-out three assists in XU's convincing victory over Cincinnati on November 30 ... Also dropped 15 points and chased down eight rebounds in Xavier's win over Florida State on December 21. Miller was a solid 5-of-8 from the field and played the entire 40 minutes vs. the `Noles ... Scored 14 points on 6-of-8 shooting in Xavier's victory at La Salle. Miller also pulled down eight rebounds (seven defensive) vs. the Explorers ... Miller took advantage of her increased playing time, posting career highs in field goal percentage, 3-point field goal percentage, rebounds per game, assists per game, steals per game and points per game.

2006 Postseason: Scored 13 points and snatched four rebounds in XU's WNIT First Round overtime win vs. South Carolina. Miller was 4-for-8 from the field and played the entire game vs. the Gamecocks. Snatched 11 rebounds in XU's WNIT Second Round loss at Villanova.


As a Sophomore 2004-05: Played in all 32 contests and started XU's regular season contest vs. Kentucky (12/28) ... Miller did not disappoint vs. UK, scoring 13 points on 5-of-7 shooting including 3-of4 shooting from beyond the arc ... Had a solid all-around game at Middle Tennessee (1/6). Scored six points, chased down five rebounds and dished-out five assists without committing a single turnover ... Scored a season-high 14 points twice during the season. The first came in XU's victory over George Washington on January 16. Miller's 14 points came on 4-of-8 shooting from the field and she was also a perfect 4-for-4 from the free throw line. She also snared six boards vs. the Colonials ... Miller also dropped 14 in XU's regular season win over UMass (2/13). She was 6-of-9 from the field vs. the Minutewomen and added six rebounds ... Was clutch in XU's WNIT Second Round victory over Indiana State (3/21). Miller scored 12 points in 25 minutes and was a spotless 8-for-8 from the charity stripe ... Led the team in free throw shooting at 83.8 percent and enters the 2005-06 season having made her last nine free throw attempts ... Her work on the boards was also beneficial for the Musketeers as the team was 8-2 in games that Miller registered at least four rebounds ... Was much more careful with the ball than in her freshman campaign. Miller had the best assist-to-turnover ratio on the squad (1.40) and turned the ball over more than twice in only one game all season long. During her freshman year, Miller committed three or more turnovers in five games in more limited action.

2005 Postseason: Was 9-of-10 from the free throw line during the postseason including the aforementioned 8-for-8 effort vs. Indiana State ... Scored seven points and had two blocks in the A-10 Semifinal matchup vs. Temple (3/6) ... Scored six points on 3-of-6 shooting in XU's WNIT Quarterfinal contest at Kentucky.


As a Freshman in 2003-04: Opened her collegiate career by going 4-6 from three point range to tally 15 points at Louisville ... Scored eight points against High Point ... Finished with seven points against IUPUI and Central Michigan ... Had a career-high five rebounds against IUPUI after grabbing four against Louisville ... Had three assists against Middle Tennessee ... Had three steals against IUPUI and Central Michigan.

Before Xavier: Three-time Miami Valley Conference Player of the Year ... Four-time First Team All-MVC ... First Team All-State as a senior ... Southwest District Player of the Year ... Played in the North-South All Star Game ... A District 16 All-Star ... Finalist for Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Women's Sports Association High School Sportswoman of the Year ... First girl at NCH to reach 1,000 career points ... Cincinnati Enquirer All-City First Team ... Led NCH to state semifinals as a senior ... NCH played in the sectional finals in her sophomore and junior years ... McDonald's All American nominee ... Street & Smith's Honorable Mention All American ... Rated 31st among guards and 68th overall by All Star Girls Report ... Played AAU for five years with Classicway Cagers and one year with Queen City Jaguars ... Won state title with Classicway in 1998 ... Finished 13th at nationals with Classicway.

Personal: Parents Ross and Debra. Has younger brother Major ... A sport management major ... Born August 18, 1985 in Cincinnati.

CAREER HIGHS
Points21Twice
Field Goals Made8Twice
Field Goals Attempted15at Louisville (December 10, 2005)
3-Pt Field Goals Made4at Louisville (November 21, 2003)
3-Pt Field Goals Attempted6Twice
Free Throws Made8at Indiana St. (March 21, 2005)
Free Throws Attempted8at Indiana St. (March 21, 2005)
Rebounds16vs. Calparaiso (November 26, 2005)
Assists6vs. Robert Morris (December 30, 2005)
Blocks2Twice
Steals4Three Times

CAREER STATISTICS
YearGP-GSMinFG-APct3FG-APctFT-APctRbs-AvgPFATOSPts-Avg
2003-0417-312.821-64.3288-19.4215-10.50025-1.51713221255-3.2
2004-0532-118.980-201.39815-58.25931-37.83885-2.734423033206-6.4
2005-0630-3033.9109-236.46211-40.27559-78.756173-5.860676550288-9.6
TOTAL79-3423.3210-501.41934-117.29195-125.760283-3.611112211795549-6.9

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