Andre Lloyd Miller ( born March 19, 1976 in Los Angeles, California) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the NBA team the Washington Wizards.
His current residence is Centennial, a suburb of Denver, Colorado. Miller received his college degree from the University of Utah with a Bachelor of Science degree in sociology in 1998 and began his master's degree in sociology before he was gedrafted in the NBA.
For four years, Miller played college basketball at the University of Utah. He was in his college career average of 12.1 points, 4.8 rebounds and 5.4 assists. His performance in 1998, including a very rare for an NCAA tournament triple -double, led the Utes to the finals of the tournament, which they then lost to Kentucky. In Utah, Miller played with Keith Van Horn and Michael Doleac, of which made it into the NBA. Andre Miller finished his career with the Utes as a record player in steals with 254 and assists in 721
Miller was pulled by the Cleveland Cavaliers in eighth place of the NBA Draft in 1999 and then scored an average of 11.1 points and 5.8 assists per game in his rookie season. In his second season, there were 15.8 points per game and 8 assists. His last year as a Cavalier, he finished with an average of 16.5 points and 10.8 assists per game. During his time with the Cleveland Cavaliers, he was All- Rookie First Team selected in the NBA and became the first player in the history of the Cavaliers was twice voted " Player of the Week". To this end, he set a franchise record for the total number of assists in a season ( 882 ) and was in the 2001/ 02 NBA season, the only player to have scored an average of more than 10 assists and points. He also played for the U.S. national team in the Basketball World Championship 2002.
Los Angeles Clippers and Denver Nuggets
On 30 July 2002, he was with Bryant Stith to the Los Angeles Clippers getraded in exchange for Darius Miles and Harold Jamison. He only played one year with the Clippers before he found himself at the Denver Nuggets. After he signed a multi-year contract with the Nuggets in 2003, Miller played a large role in rebuilding the Nuggets.
On 19 December 2006 he was discharged from the Nuggets to the Philadelphia 76ers as part of the trade for guard Allen Iverson. Miller's stats went up in several categories in the 2006/07 season was Miller fourth in the total number of assists (625 ) and seventh in assists per game ( 7.8 ) and 20th in steals per game (1.38) and 15th in the " Assist to turnover ratio " (2.82 ). He reached to 19 double- doubles during that season (148 in his career ), and the Sixers had a winning record of 7-5 in games in which he had a double-double and 17-8 when he scored at least 15 points. He finished the last 35 games with the Sixers in the 2006/07 season with a hit rate of 47.7 % from the field and 82.4 % from the free throw line.
In the list of assists per game Miller is with an average of 7.6 ranked 13th in NBA history.
For the season 2009/2010 Miller joined the Blazers to Portland. There, he will lead the team along with Steve Blake and help again to get into the play offs. At the beginning of the season he could not convince as hoped and was brought by coach Nate McMillan only from the bench into the game. Middle of the season he was then starter and confident with good statistics. So he led the Trail Blazers with 52 points, among others, to a 114:112 win with the Dallas Mavericks.
Summer of 2011, Miller was in the context of a trade again transferred to the Denver Nuggets. In return, Raymond Felton moved to Portland. The Nuggets played Miller defies his age continues to be important. On January 3 2013 Miller scored his 15,000 NBA career point.
Once there was disagreement between Miller and the Nuggets, who demanded a trade. On February 20, 2014 Miller was transferred to the Washington Wizards.