June 13, 2024

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Oklahoma basketball officially adds High Point transfer guard Duke Miles

Duke Miles, a first-team All-Big South guard in 2023-24, is the fourth of six transfer additions to officially sign with Oklahoma this offseason

Another key offseason addition for Porter Moser and Oklahoma has officially joined the fray for the Sooners.

High Point transfer guard Duke Miles, who committed to OU over Auburn on May 3, has signed with the Sooners, the program announced Tuesday afternoon. Miles is the fourth of sixth transfer pickups to be announced by the team, joining Dayton transfer Kobe Elvis, Fairfield transfer Brycen Goodine and Long Beach State transfer Jadon Jones.

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The Sooners have yet to announce the signings of Alabama transfer Mohamed Wague or top JUCO transfer Jeff Nwankwo, though it’s only a matter of time before those additions become official too

“Duke is a highly effective and efficient scorer,” Moser said in a release. “He can score at all three levels and makes everyone around him better. Duke is a proven winner and helped High Point win 27 games last season.”

Miles comes to Oklahoma as one of the biggest offseason pickups for Moser and the Sooners as they enter their first year in the SEC with an overhauled roster. The 6-foot-3, 182-pound combo guard was a first-team All-Big South selection last season in his first and only season at High Point, where he averaged a career-high 17.5 points per game along with 3.6 assists per outing.

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Miles was named the Big South Newcomer of the Year after starting 27 of the 33 games he appeared in for High Point last season and leading the program to a 27-9 overall record. Miles’ 17.5 points per game paced the Panthers and was the second-best scoring mark in the Big South last season. Miles, whose previous career-high scoring average was 14 points per game in 2022-23 at Troy, boosted his output by shooting a career-best 52.8% from the field — including 60.1% on shots inside the arc, a 36.1% clip from 3-point range and a career-high 80.1% from the free-throw line.

Along with averaging a career-high 3.6 assists per game, Miles also pulled down 2.4 rebounds per outing and averaged 1.3 steals per game last season for High Point.

A native of Montgomery, Alabama, Miles spent his first three seasons at Troy before transferring to High Point. He’ll have one year of eligibility remaining with Oklahoma as part of its new-look roster this season.

 

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