11 - Jayme Miller
Jayme Miller
Height: 6-8
Weight: 240
Year: Senior
Hometown: Newbury Park, CA
High School: Newbury Park
Previous College: L.A. Valley
Position: Forward
EXP: 1V
2007-08 Season (Senior):
The winner of the Pete Cassidy Coach's Award ... Voted Most Improved Player by the coaches ... The team's fourth leading rebounder (4.4 rpg) ... Team's top shooter (.558, 77-for-158) ... In his last eleven games, hit 44-of-67 shots for .657 ... Hit 6-of-6 shots at LBS (2/20/08) ... Collected a career-high 18 points (7-for-9 from the floor) along with nine rebounds vs Long Beach State (1/26/08) ... A career-high ten rebounds at Pepperdine (11/17/07) ... Scored 12 points, including three key baskets down the stretch, in a 73-65 victory at Utah Valley State (12/28/07). 2006-07 Season (Junior):
Averaged 5.8 ppg which was sixth-best on the team and was fifth in rebounding at 3.1 per game ... Scored a season-high 16 points on 7-for-8 shooting in a 89-69 victory over UC Riverside (2/8/07) ... Started 13 games including five of the last six games of the regular season and the Big West Tournament game vs Pacific (3/7/07) ... Finished third on the team with a .508 field goal percentage coverting 67 of his 132 shots from the floor ... Was a perfect 6-for-6 from the floor along with five rebounds, four steals and a block against Redlands (11/15/06) ... Grabbed a season-high eight rebounds in the Matadors' 102-98 win over Eastern Washington (12/3/06). 2005-06 Season:
Appeared in six games, earning five starts at forward ... Missed the final 19 games of the season due to a fractured thumb ... Was granted a medical hardship ... Started in the season-opener at USC (11/20/05) recording season-highs in minutes played (32), free-throws (four), and rebounds (seven) while scoring ten points... Averaged 17.5 minutes and 5.5 points in his six games ... Went four-for-six from the field and three-for-three from the foul line en route to a season-high eleven points vs. Northern Colorado (11/26/05) ... Matched his season-high (11 points) vs. Illinois State (12/17/05). Los Angeles Valley College:
Miller earned two varsity letters (2003-04 and 2004-05) as a starting forward at Los Angeles Valley College ... Coached by Jay Werner and Kenny Williams in 2003-04 and by Glen Hefferman in 2004-05 ... Earned first team All-Western State Conference South Division honors as a sophomore and honorable mention all-league honors as a freshman ... The Monarchs were 14-14 (2004-05) and 9-3 (second place) in the WSC South ... Averaged 10.2 points and 5.7 rebounds per game (2004-05) while shooting .557 percent (68-of-122) from the field ... In 2004-05, he also was named L.A. Valley College's MVP, the Chairman of the Boards and twice named the Valley Athlete of the Month ... Also earned the Coaches Award in 2003-04 ... Attained his AA degree in Liberal Studies in 2005. Newbury Park High School:
Played four years (1999-2000 to 2002-03) of basketball at Newbury Park High School in Newbury Park, Calif. ... Started his last two seasons, earning a varsity letter in 2002-03 for head coach Steve Johnson ... Averaged 10.1 points and 8.8 rebounds per game as a senior (2002-03) ... Named second team All-Marmonte League his senior season ... Also in 2002-03, he was named his team's Most Improved Player, was on the NPHS Panther Honor Roll and recorded 252 rebounds which ranked as the 10th-best total in school history ... In 2001-02, he also was named the Most Improved Player and earned the Scholar Athlete Award ... Graduated from Newbury Park HS in 2003. Matador Memo:
Born Feb. 2, 1985 in Westlake Village, Calif. ... His mother is Tracy Ross and his father is John Miller ... His stepfather is Bruce Ross ... His mother is an alumna of Xavier University while his stepfather is an alumnus of the University of New South Wales ... Has two younger brothers, Justin (18) and Brandon (12) ... Lists USC, Long Beach State, UC Santa Barbara, Weber State and UC Davis as schools either recruited by and/or visited ... Lists Michael Jordan as his favorite professional athlete ... His favorite TV program is "Little People In a Big World" ... Lists Halle Berry as his favorite actress ... Says his favorite food is his mother's gumbo and his least favorite food is eggs ... Says he chose Cal State Northridge because, "of the coaching staff and it felt like a good fit" ... Says the best player he has ever played against is Earvin "Magic" Johnson (at Magic's camp at Cal Lutheran) ... Says the toughest thing about being an athlete is, "managing your time" ... Says that if he were the President of the NCAA for a day he would, "let every college team pick a professional team to play on its home court" ... Says his advice to young people is, "if you believe you can do something, you will" ... Says if he could have dinner with any two people in the world (past or present), they would be, "Chris Tucker and Dave Chappelle" ... Says his favorite web site is www.espn.go.com ... Cinema Television Arts major.

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