JOE MILES will make his first appearance in a Greyhounds uniform this season after establishing his residency at Loyola following his transfer from Marshall University ... will have two seasons of eligibility remaining beginning with 2007-08 ... has already established himself as a team leader through his work during practices last season and preseason workouts ... his insertion into the lineup will make the Greyhounds faster on both ends of the floor ... has an ability to knock down shots from the perimeter, but it is his skill driving to the basket resulting in easy shots for himself or teammates that makes him an offensive threat ... a double-figure scorer during his two seasons with the Thundering Herd ... defensive quickness should cause problems for opposing teams as well ... spent last season learning Coach Patsos' system and will be looking forward to using that knowledge on the court this season ... another local transfer who will be finding a new home at Loyola.
Sat out the entire season while establishing his residency at Loyola following his transfer from Marshall University ... a Washington, D.C., area product who will finish his career with the Greyhounds ... practice time was limited while sitting out, but his presence was felt.
2005-06 (at Marshall)
Played in every game but one for the Thundering Herd, primarily as the first option off the bench ... did make three starts among his 27 appearances ... finished as the team's second-leading scorer at 11.0 points per game ... was tops in three-point field goals made (47) and second in field goals made (88) ... scored in double digits 17 times ... twice had six-game stretches with 10-plus points ... established his season-high with 19 points in the season opener at Evansville (Nov. 18) ... matched that total in a conference game at East Carolina (Feb. 18) ... added six assists to 12 points in home win over Charleston Southern (Dec. 20) ... tallied 11 points in his final game at Marshall, a loss to Tulane in the Conference USA Tournament (Mar. 8).
2004-05 (at Marshall)
Posted six starts among his 28 game appearances ... made his presence with the program known by rattling off 12 consecutive double-figure scoring performances, the only true freshman in the country to accomplish that feat ... ended the season as the team's third-leading scorer (9.6) ... played 29 minutes and scored 18 points in his collegiate debut at North Carolina-Wilmington (Nov. 19) ... topped the 20-point barrier with that many at Eastern Michigan in the season's fourth game (Nov. 30) ... established his career-high with 21 points in 27 minutes against Central Michigan (Jan. 2).
Prepped at St. Thomas More School in Connecticut, helping that team to a Top 10 ranking among national prep schools during his one season ... prior to that, he attended St. John's HS, averaging 24 points, seven assists and two steals per game during his career ... a three-year participant at the coveted Five-Star Basketball Camp ... also participated in the Eastern Invitational, the Reebok Summer League and the IS8 Spring League ... poured in 28.1 points per outing in the Reebok Summer League ... averaged 17.7 points and seven assists in the IS8 Spring League.
The son of Joseph and Myra Miles, Joseph William Miles was born on November 5, 1985 ... has one brother, Alexis Jordan, and one sister, Kari ... majoring in Communication-Public Relations at Loyola.