Keaton Miles (@KeatonMiles) June 24, 2013
Mike Anderson received another addition to the 2014-15 basketball team this morning when Keaton Miles announced he was choosing to transfer to Arkansas.
Miles played in almost every game during his two seasons in Morgantown, but actual game minutes were inconsistent. But while his minutes went slightly down in his sophomore season (from 13.1 as a freshman to 11.5 as a sophomore), his shooting and turnover rate improved. Miles never scored much (averaged just 2.6 points per those 11.5 minutes) but percentages improved from 31% to 41.8% from the field, 0% to 31.6% from three, 47.6% to 75% from the free throw line.
He also cut his turnovers down from 18 as a freshman to 8 last season. Defensively, he recorded more blocks and steals in fewer minutes as a sophomore than his freshman year.
According to recruiting reporters, Miles will be a much more natural fit in Mike Anderson's up tempo system than the style used at West Virginia. He'll have to sit out the 2013-14 season but will practice and will have two seasons to play beginning in 2014-15 when Anton Beard and Trey Thompson will also join the team.