TCU's Miles declares for NBA draft, says he'll go this time

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — TCU guard Mike Miles Jr. declared Wednesday for the NBA draft, saying the time is right to go pro.

Miles had also declared for the draft last year, but pulled his name out of consideration and returned for his junior season with the Horned Frogs. He said he is not coming back this time.

The guard averaged 17.9 points while playing in 27 of TCU's 35 games. He missed five Big 12 games in a row after hyperextending his right knee Jan. 28. He sat out two earlier games with a left foot issue and another with an illness.

“In the middle of the season, I was playing really good,” he said when announcing his decision. "This was before my injury, so like a couple of games before my injury I felt like I was ready. I felt like I did everything I could. I got better.”

After being named the preseason Big 12 player of the year by the league's coaches, Miles finished as a second-team All-Big 12 pick. He was second in the league in scoring and was third in shooting at 49.7%, a career high.

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