Mike Miles Jr. named Big 12 Preseason Player of the Year

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Mike Miles Jr. averaged 15.2 points and 3.8 assists last season (The Associated Press/Tony Gutierrez).


By Jamie Plunkett
Frogs Today staff writer

TCU guard Mike Miles Jr. was tabbed Wednesday as the Big 12’s Preseason Player of the Year, ahead of the 2022-23 men’s basketball season.

Miles is returning for his third season with the Horned Frogs after testing the NBA waters last spring.

Per a press release from the Big 12, Miles was the only player in the Big 12 to finish the 2021-22 season in the top six in points (15.2) and assists (3.8), ranking fifth and sixth. He led TCU in scoring in 18 of the 31 games, scored in double figures in 16 games, and recorded 20 or more points eight times.

Miles also became the first Frogs player in 25 years to be named to a conference all-tournament team, when he was named to the 2022 Big 12 All-Tournament team last spring.

Beyond Miles, Emanuel Miller was named as a preseason honorable mention. Miller tied for the team-lead with 6.2 rebounds per game, while being one of three Frogs to average more than 10 points.

TCU will play an exhibition game Oct. 30 against Paul Quinn College before opening its season Nov. 7 against Arkansas Pine-Bluff.

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