Among the players in the NBA Rookie Class of 2001, Darius Miles could very well be the most talented. He led the team to the Class AA state semifinals. Over his three-year varsity career, he has recorded 1,531 points, 1,015 rebounds, 648 blocks, 209 assists and 131 steals. He has helped his team into a No. 1 state ranking and No. 5 national ranking in 1999. He was an all-state and all-conference choice following his junior season. During his sophomore (1997 98), he’d an averaged 14.5 points during his sophomore campaign. He was the first player drafted in the NBA from high school. He was the third overall pick in 2000.
Darius Miles Net Worth $30 Million
Darius Miles was born on October 9, 1981 as Darius LaVar Miles in Belleville, Illinois USA. Darius married Brandi Nash on July 23, 2005. He was an opposing trainer’s match up nightmare. At 6’9″ (2.06m), he has the height of a front court player. Nevertheless, at 235lb (107kg), he has the nimbleness as well as the ball handling skill of a player that’s far smaller.
In between his basketball career, Darius Miles had a character in the comedy film The Perfect Score (2004) with Erika Christensen, Scarlett Johansson, and Matthew Lillard. He has also appeared in National Lampoon’s Van Wilder (2002) together with former Clippers teammates Michael Olowokandi, Lamar Odom, and Richardson. He has appeared in the documentary The Youngest Guns (2004) which detailed his and Richardson’s first few years on the NBA.
After Darius joined the Clippers, he teamed up with fellow NBA rookie Quentin Richardson for the most exciting and volatile tandems in the league. Two years in LA has finished when he was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers during the 2001-2002 season. His two-year stay together with the Cavaliers was somewhat frustrating and he was traded again. He landed with the Portland Trailblazers at the center of the 2003-2004 season. He has returned to his true potential and he was given a contract extension for six years that’s worth $48 million. In the middle of the 2005-2006 season, he severely injured his knee and his career was in doubt. On August 22, 2008, he was signed by the Boston Celtics to a non-bonded contract for an opportunity to play again. Nevertheless, he was waived from contract by October. He was signed by the Memphis Grizzlies in December of the exact same year. His career finished in 2009 using a controversy on his harm.