Meet DISD's Other Mike Miles, The 9-Year-Old Basketball Prodigy

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I have a Google Alert set up for Mike Miles, e.g. DISD's new superintendent, so that whenever his name is mentioned on the Interwebs, I get an email. The past couple of weeks, though, the inbox has been flooded not with news of the MarineArmy Ranger-turned-school reformer but with a 9-year-old who, I am told, is uncommonly good at playing basketball. A prodigy, you might say.

I didn't realize until Fox 4 picked up the story yesterday that the kid is from Dallas, that he is the next Allen Iverson, and that a story about him is woefully incomplete without a clip of Superintendent Mike watching his namesake in action.

The kid's good. Damn good, as you can see from the overproduced video above. That crossover is straight up sick. And those no look passes are almost Magic-esque. Now, quickly, let's stop talking about him before his hour-long ESPN special declaring which middle school he'll be taking his talents to.


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kaffat
kaffat

this kid is nothing close to being the next Allen Iverson...I've seen him pass the ball more than a couple of times.

Spj2000
Spj2000

Who cares?  Are stories done on the academic prodigies within the school district?  This kid has years before the NBA will look at him.  That means years fraught with potential injury and ending up on the list of those who were good at one time.  Let's look at those who will contribute to our understanding of the world, develop the cure for cancer, or be the next Shakespeare instead of trying to ride the coattails of the very parochial "Mike Miles" euphoria. And I'd expect a journalist would know the difference between a soldier and a marine; yes, there is a difference.

Pinemarcus
Pinemarcus

the kid is amazing at just 9 years old... his court vision is whats shocking. some highschool players don't even have that..

Oak Cliff Townie
Oak Cliff Townie

ERIC... The MARINE was John Cena Mike was a West Point Grad and an Army Ranger ..... Your Humble Servant Townie   

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

rumor is that the Mavs are tanking every season until the kid is draftable, to solve their PG problems. Dirk will come out of retirement at 45 to help the Mavs to their first .500 record in 8 years. While we're on the basketball subject, it seems like Unfair Park is avoiding talking about the Mavs more than Cuban is.

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