‘This is the right time’: Mike Miles Jr. declares for 2023 NBA draft



TCU guard Mike Miles Jr. reacts as time runs out in the team’s first-round college basketball game against Arizona State in the men’s NCAA Tournament on Friday, March 17, 2023, in Denver. (AP Photo/John Leyba)

By Sederick Oliver, Executive Editor, Image Magazine

After a bittersweet end in the second round of the NCAA Tournament to cap off a historic TCU basketball season, junior guard Mike Miles Jr. has declared for the 2023 NBA Draft.

In a press conference earlier today, Miles Jr. announced that he will forgo his last year of eligibility in hopes of actualizing a lifelong dream.

He emotionally thanked his mother among others, as he reflected on the journey and the impact TCU has had on him since arriving as a freshman.

Head coach Jamie Dixon supported Miles Jr.’s decision to declare, believing “this is the right time” and that Miles Jr. did “everything we needed him to do.”

The star guard leaves TCU basketball as one of its most accomplished, skilled players the program has ever seen.

Miles tallied 1,297 total points in his career. He made an All-Big 12 team three times and the All-Big 12 Tournament Team twice. He led TCU to secure two victories in the NCAA Tournament.

Miles, the Preseason Big 12 Player of the Year, scored a team-high 17.9 points per game.

“I will always be a Horned Frog, I will never forget my time at TCU,” Miles Jr. said.