LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) – On Monday, former Wildcat Darius Miller learned he’d become an unrestricted free agent. It’s the business of basketball, as the players often say.
Miller, who was in Louisville on Wednesday, said he’s trying to stay positive and prepared.
“I’m working out. I’m trying to get better in every single way,” Miller said, while lending his knowledge at a basketball camp. “Hopefully, everything will work out for the best.”
Miller was drafted in the second round by the New Orleans Pelicans a couple years ago. Because of salary cap issues, the team declined to extend an offer sheet to Miller, meaning he’s free to negotiate with other teams.
“Me personally, most of the time I try not to worry about stuff I can’t control,” Miller said.
The former Mason Co. star played in 45 games last season, averaging 4.4 points and 1.2 rebounds per game. Miller started the final seven games of the season.
Would he like to remain with the Pelicans?
“I love it in New Orleans. I love the coaching staff and the team. Everything,” he said. “It’s really not up to me at this point.”
Miller says there is no doubt in his mind that he will be playing with an NBA team next season.
“It’s been a dream of mine since I was little. I’ve really enjoyed every bit of it.”