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Former KU guard Aaron Miles joins Dunk City as assistant coach

FGCU men’s basketball head coach Joe Dooley announced Friday that former Kansas University standout guard Aaron Miles will be the team’s new assistant coach.

A four-year starter at KU from 2001-05, Miles was coached and mentored by Dooley then was an assistant coach with the Jayhawks his final two seasons. Miles also spent the 2015-16 season on KU’s men’s basketball staff as an assistant director of student athlete development.

Beyond being a standout coach, Miles’ basketball career also proved to be one that players would respect. Miles ended his collegiate career with 1,183 points (36th on the KU career list), 264 steals (third) and 105 3-pointers (tied for 21st) with 137 career starts (second on the KU all-time list).

Competing in two Final Fours, advancing to the NCAA Tournament Regional Final in St. Louis his junior year and, in 2002, being the starting point guard on the only team in Big 12 history to go undefeated (16-0) in league play, were few of the many recognitions Miles received in his college career.

Along with the many appearances, Miles was also named on the All-Big 12 teams his freshman (All- Freshman), sophomore (Honorable Mention), junior (Third Team) and senior (Second Team) seasons.

Following his KU career, Miles competed for the Golden State Warriors and the Fort Worth Flyers of the NBA Development League during the 2005-06 season. He then played in the Euroleague where he appeared for several teams from 2006-10. Miles played for the Reno Bighorns for the 2010-11 season of the NBA D-League but then returned to Europe where he finished up his professional career after a torn labrum incident.

Miles and the entire FGCU community are excited about the future for the men’s basketball program and hope to be a standout not only in the Atlantic Sun conference but also nationally. Miles began as the Eagles’ new assistant coach July 18.

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