Tech senior center also named to ACC All-Defensive team
Robert Carter Jr. scores 12 points and grabs nine rebounds.
Robert Carter Jr. scores 20 points in loss.
Tech's injury-plagued season has been a tough pill to swallow.
The strain of an injury-plagued season is catching up with the Jackets
Georgia Tech vs. Syracuse (USATSI)
Georgia Tech vs. Notre Dame
Georgia Tech vs. Duke (USATSI)
Georgia Tech vs. Virginia - USATSI
Georgia Tech men's basketball
Strong, well-built pivotman with soft hands and good footwork who made tremendous strides each year at Tech, especially on the offensive end ... Excels at anchoring the Tech team defensive scheme ... Comfortable shooting out to 10-12 feet ... Good offensive rebounder who scores a lot of his points in putbacks ... Excellent at blocking out and rarely allows his own man to get a rebound ... Red-shirted in 2009-10 ... Originally signed with Georgia, but was released and enrolled at Tech in the fall of 2009 ... Nicknamed "Big Jake."
Has not missed a game in his Tech career, starting 93 straight, longest streak on the team ... Only Tech player to start every game the last three-plus years.
2013-14 - Game-by-Game Statistics
Current averages of 10.5 ppg and 7.9 rpg (5th in the ACC) are career highs, as is his 60.7 pct. shooting clip from the floor ... No. 2 in the ACC with 2.3 blocked shots per game... Has reached double figures in scoring in nine games, and in rebounds in six games... Has been up to the task in ACC games, even without post partner Robert Carter, Jr., averaging 10.8 ppg, 7.3 rpg, hitting 52.9 pct. from the floor, and has blocked 13 shots... Notched his third double-double of the season and eighth of his career with 10 points and 13 rebounds against Notre Dame (four blocks, two assists and two steals) ... Followed with 12 points (5-7 FG) with five blocks against Pitt... Scored 14 points (7-11 FG) with eight rebounds, two assists and three steals at Duke ... Posted his second double-double of the season (16 pts, 10 reb) at Vanderbilt... Scored a career-high 20 points (7-9 FG, 6-6 FT) in Tech's loss to Dayton, and had a standout effort against Kennesaw State (16 pts, 6-9 FG, 4-5 FT, 8 rebs, 2 assists, 3 blocks, 3 steals)... Had nine points in Tech's win over Illinois, including the bucket that put Tech ahead to stay with 24 seconds left, his first-ever game-winning basket ... Had 14 points and 13 rebounds at Georgia... Named to the ACC's All-Defensive team last season and led the ACC in blocked shots... Passed John Salley for second place on Tech's career blocked shots list (has 245) against Pitt when he swatted away five, and is the ACC's active career leader ... Has 153 career assists (only 157 turnovers) and rarely is in foul trouble... Has 14 double-digit rebound games (five this season) and 37 double-digit scoring games for his career... Surpassed 800 career points at Duke (now has 827) ... Needs two rebounds to reach 700 for his career and has reached 15th place on Tech's career chart ... Needs four to tie Lenny Horton (1977-80) for 14th place ... He is third among active ACC players in career rebounds... Has not missed a game in his Tech career, starting 110 straight, and is one shy of Travis McKie of Wake Forest for the most by an active ACC player ... Only Tech player to start every game the last three-plus years.
2012-13 - Game-by-Game Statistics
Tech's fourth-leading scorer (8.4 ppg) and second-leading rebounder (6.6 per game, 13th in the ACC), career highs in both categories... Named to the ACC's All-Defensive team... Got more aggressive on the offensive end during the latter half of the season, five double-digit scoring games in the last eight... Put together some of the best games of his career against ACC foes on the road, including a career-high 17 points in Tech's win at No. 6 Miami (8-of-12 FG) ... Posted his third double-double this season with 11 points and 11 rebounds at Virginia... Scored a career-high 16 points at Clemson (8-of-12 from the floor) ... Set previous career-high for points (15) and earned the fourth double-double of his career (10 rebounds) at NC State (7-11 FG, 3 assists, 0 turnovers, 2 blocks in 34 minutes)... Scored 16 points and grabbed nine rebounds in Tech's win over Maryland, adding three assists and three blocked shots ... Went 12-for-12 from the line, the most free throws by a Tech player since Moe Miller hit 13 in a 2008 game against Virginia Tech, and tied for the fourth most without a miss in Tech history.
Averaged 9.5 ppg (3rd on the team), team-high 7.3 rpg and shooting 54.3 pct. in ACC games, with 39 assists... Didn't need to score to have an impact on the game ... Had the team's second-leading assist total (67) for the season and led the ACC in blocked shots (2.1 pg) ... Had just 47 turnovers and rarely got into foul trouble... Had five double-digit rebound games this season, and has nine for his career... Had 10 double-digit scoring games this season, six in ACC games ... Has 28 for his career.
2011-12 - Game-by-Game Statistics
Scored in double figures in 8 of last 10 games - 9.4 ppg, 42-72 FG (58.3%), 7.3 rpg, 2.5 blocks, 1.3 apg... Had a double-double (10/11) vs. NC State on F9, the 2nd of his career... 8.3 ppg, 5.6 rpg, team-high 52.2% FG in ACC games... Scored double digits in 15 games after doing so just 3 times as a freshman. Averaged 8.1 ppg, 4th on the team... 13th in the ACC in rebound avg. (6.7) and 2nd in blocks (2.4)... Ranked 29th nationally in blocks... Blocked as many as 4 shots in a game 10 times this season, including a season-high 5 at Wake Forest and 5 vs. Miami in the ACC Tournament ... Blocked at least 1 in 29 of 31 games... Matched career high in points (14) and grabbed career-best 15 rebounds vs. Del St. on November 14. Also had career-high 6 assists... Narrowly missed double-doubles vs. Northwestern, Georgia and FSU (10 pts/9 reb each) and Virginia Tech (11/9) ... Made major improvement at the FT line (76.2%, 32-42).
2010-11 - Game-by-Game Statistics
Started every game, and played some excellent basketball in conference play despite foul trouble in early games ... Averaged 4.1 points and 4.5 rebounds and shot 48.4 pct. from the floor in ACC play, but did many other things to help Tech offensively ... Notched an ACC career-high 12 points (6-8 FG) at Virginia with 6 rebounds, and scored 8 at Virginia Tech ... Played excellent basketball in Tech's 5 ACC wins despite scoring only 15 points ... His screening and ball movement helped Tech score an average of 74 points in those games ... Scoreless against North Carolina but played a productive 25 minutes setting good screens on offense and helping limit the Tar Heels' big men defensively.
Foul trouble stunted his start in conference play (4 at BC, 3 in first half at Clemson) and limited him to just 32 total minutes ... Picked up two quick fouls in each half against Maryland, but stayed in the game, scoring 7 points and blocking 5 shots.
Career-high 10 rebounds at Siena, had 9 or more three times since early December ... High in an ACC game was 8 at Wake Forest on March 3 ... Two other double-figure scoring games (10 vs. Albany, 14 vs. Savannah State) ... Ranked 5th in the ACC (41st nationally) in blocked shots at 2.2 per game ... Blocked 7 shots in his collegiate debut against Charleston Southern, the most by a Tech player since 2001 ... Had 6 against Charlotte, 5 against Maryland.
Two-time MVP in three years in the Independent Christian Schools of Georgia-Alabama system who led Loganville Christian Academy to three ICSGA titles ... Played four years, serving as team captain for the last three, and his team won 71 of 73 games during that time ... Senior year averages - 20.8 points, 8.3 rebounds, 5.0 blocks, 3.1 assists and 2.6 steals per game ... Finished his career with 1,444 points ... Averaged 28.9 points, 12.3 rebounds and 6.9 blocks as a junior ... Rated No. 90 in the class of 2009 by ESPN.com ... Also played one year as a tight end for the LCA football team ... Honor roll student who was a member of the Beta and Key Clubs ... Merit Scholar from 2006-09.
Full name is Daniel Clayton Miller ... Born July 1, 1991 in Denver, Colo. ... Son of Preston and Julie Towns of Loganville ... Has three younger brothers and four younger sisters ... Grandfather was Forrest G. (Spec) Towns, a world-record hurdler in the 1930s who went on to coach the track teams at the University of Georgia for 34 years ... An uncle, Chad Donaldson, attended Georgia Tech ... Began playing basketball at age 7 ... Originally signed with UGA, but asked for a release from his letter-of-intent and enrolled at Tech ... On track to receive his bachelor's degree in Management in spring of 2014.