The NCAA March Madness twitter account confirmed something that Kentucky Wildcats fans already knew.
On Thursday, they NCAA out who they believed to be the “glue guy” on each of the last 10 college basketball national champions.
Darius Miller was selected as the representative for UK’s 2012 National Champion team. He ranked second out of the 10 selectees, just behind Villanova’s Donte DiVincenzo.
The official UK men’s basketball Twitter account would double down on Miller, saying there was no tourney run in 2011 or 2012 without him.
The hometown hero had an insanely impressive career by winning a KHSAA high school championship and an NCAA national championship.It doesn’t get much better than that.
The special memories that he made in Rupp Arena are some that kids growing up in Kentucky dream about.
You could make a case that Michael Kidd-Gilchrist also fit the mold of a glue guy. But in my opinion, it’s hard to achieve that kind of designation when you are ultimately selected as the second overall pick in the NBA draft.
It wasn’t just the 2012 season that Darius Miller made a major impact for the Wildcats.
His career stats are impressive.
- 1,248 Points
- 489 Rebounds
- 278 Assists
Anybody that knows basketball understands that Miller’s biggest contribution was winning.
The role he played on the 2011 Final Four and 2012 National Championship teams cannot be measured.
His will to win and get better have translated to what some might call an improbable NBA career.
After being drafted 46th overall in 2012 he has carved out a great reputation in professional basketball. Now in his sixth season he has averaged over 20 minutes per game.
You should get a chance to see Miller play soon with the New Orleans Pelicans assuming all goes well with NBA’s attempt to play in Orlando