Reviewing Tech's 2013-14 basketball season
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.
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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 and developed into a dependable offensive force ... 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."
Became Tech's 42nd played to score 1,000 points in his career during the ACC Tournament, finishing with 1,007 ... Reached eighth place on Tech's career chart for rebounds with 821 ... Never missed a game in his Tech career, starting all 126, tying Mark Price for second place all-time ... Became only the second Tech player, joining Price, and the 10th in ACC history to start every game of his four-year. Had 11 double-doubles in his career ... Passed John Salley for second place on Tech's career blocked shots list (finished with 286), and moved into 11th place on the all-time ACC list ... Had 183 career assists against 186 turnovers for his career and rarely was in foul trouble (4 career DQs) ... Recorded 17 double-digit rebound games and 46 double-digit scoring games in his career.
2013-14 - Game-by-Game Statistics
Made the All-Atlantic Coast Conference third team by the media, and named to the ACC All-Defensive team by the media and by the coaches ... Final averages of 10.9 ppg and 7.8 rpg (3rd in the ACC) were career highs, as was his 57.8-pct. shooting clip from the floor ... No. 2 in the ACC with 2.42 blocked shots per game, and his FG percentage far exceeded any of the qualifiers in the ACC rankings ... Was up to the task in ACC games, even without post partner Robert Carter, Jr., for 10 games, averaging 11.9 ppg, 7.7 rpg (4th in the ACC) and hitting 56.3 pct. from the floor ... Blocked 51 shots (2.83 per game) to lead the ACC) ... Had a big final week of the regular season ... Scored 15 points (7-10 FG), six rebounds, six blocks, four assists and no turnovers in 34 minutes at No. 7 Syracuse ... Followed with 14 points (6-7 FG), nine rebounds, three assists, three steals and no turnovers in 33 minutes vs. Virginia Tech ... Scored in double digits nine times over Tech's last 12 regular-season games, posting three double-doubles ... Averaged 13.2 points, 8.2 rebounds and 3.0 blocks while hitting 57.4 percent of his field goals over that stretch ... Reached double figures in scoring in 18 games, and in rebounds in nine games ... Had six double-doubles during the season, four of them vs. ACC teams ... Scored 16 points (6-10 FG, 4-7 FT) with 14 rebounds at Wake Forest ... Career-high 21 points (8-14 FG, 5-8 FT) with 14 boards at NC State ... 10 points and 13 rebounds against Notre Dame on 1/11 ... Tech won two of those games and lost the other in OT (NC State) ... Had 16 points and 10 boards at Vanderbilt, 14 points and 13 boards at Georgia, in non-conference play ... Previous career scoring high of 20 points (7-9 FG, 6-6 FT) came in Tech's loss to Dayton on Nov. 20 ... 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.
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.