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Mr. Andre Miller is an American former professional basketball player. Miller played professional basketball for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Clippers, Philadelphia 76ers, Portland Trail Blazers, Denver Nuggets, Washington Wizards, Sacramento Kings, Minnesota Timberwolves and San Antonio Spurs. Miller was named to the NBA All-Rookie Team in in the 1999-2000 season. He was the recipient of the Gold Medal in the Goodwill Games, 1998. Miller is the only player in NBA history to have at least 16,000 career points, 8,000 assists and 1,500 steals without making an NBA All-Star game.
Mr. Miller is a native Angelino, whose hometown is Compton. Raised by a protective mother who instilled in Andre the value of education, Andre was enrolled from kindergarten in private schools, with stress placed in the importance of academics in addition to athletics. Miller attended Verbum Dei High School, a 4-year college-preparatory private school in Watts.
Mr. Miller went on to attend the University of Utah, where he majored in Sociology and starred on the basketball team. He became a starter at point guard early in his freshman season, and remained a team leader throughout his career at the school. In 1997, following the graduation of college star Mr. Keith Van Horn, Mr. Miller and Mr. Michael Doleac took charge of the team, and they led the Runnin’ Utes to the championship game of the 1998 Final Four. It was during that tournament run that Mr. Miller gained national attention. With Mr. Miller leading the way, Utah defeated a powerful and highly regarded Arizona team, and made it to the title game, where Utah lost to Kentucky 78-69.
Mr. Miller continues to maintain a strong interest in education and his community.