|Hometown:||Des Moines, IA|
Ray Miller finished the 2008-09 season in the starting lineup... he made 12 starts overall and appeared in all 32 games, averaging 4.8 points and 3.6 rebounds... was second on the team with 27 blocked shots... led the team with a 63 percent field goal percentage... twice had a season-high 12 points... had a high of 8 rebounds... switches from jersey No. 43 last year to No. 33 this season.
IOWA WESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE: Didn't miss a game (67 appearances) in his two-year career with the Reivers of Iowa Western in Council Bluffs... in 2007-08 he averaged 9.9 points and 6.1 rebounds for a 28-5 team...shot 58 percent from the floor... in 2006-07 he averaged 4.1 points and 2.7 rebounds in 34 games... shot 50 percent from the floor... averaged 0.7 blocks.
HOOVER HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Hoover High in Des Moines in 2006... his team won the Iowa Class 4A state championship with a 26-0 record... selected first-team all-state and made the state all-tournament team... averaged 12.5 points, 9.5 rebounds and 3.5 blocks for Coach Charles Zanders.
PERSONAL: Born on Jan. 30, 1988, in Des Moines, Iowa... parents are Raymond and Mandy Miller of Des Moines... one of eight children (Rayvon, Raylon, Capray, Charae, Markisha, Lakisha and Rayshawn)... communications major whose goal is to become a sports agent or own his own business... most memorable sports thrill was playing against Kevin Love in the Memorial Day Classic in New Orleans in 2006... credits Coach Zanders for most influence on his career: "Because he had the most faith in me and if he hadn't pushed me, I wouldn't be the player I am today."