MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Baltimore Dunbar point guard Daxter Miles, for weeks considered to be leaning toward West Virginia, committed to the Mountaineers on Saturday.
The 6-foot-3 Miles averaged a team-high 19 points after transferring to Dunbar this past season, where the Poets won their fourth consecutive Maryland Class 1A state championship. Recruited by the likes of Miami, Virginia, Villanova and Xavier, he also held scholarship offers from two of WVU’s Big 12 opponents — Oklahoma State and Kansas State.
Recruiting analysts say Miles has the scoring ability to play the two-guard and the wingspan to be a tough defender.
He attended Baltimore’s Archbishop Curley as a freshman and sophomore before spending his junior season at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. He has yet to qualify academically but told WVSports.com of the Rivals network that he expects to receive word this month about his latest standardized test result.
As of February, Miles didn’t have WVU among his top five schools, but that apparently changed after a visit to Morgantown in March.
WVU previously signed six other prospects — all forwards 6-foot-8 or taller — for the class of 2013. The Mountaineers had seven scholarships available after three seniors graduated and four underclassmen transferred.