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Mike Miles Changes Mind, Announces Return to TCU Basketball

TCU sophomore guard Mike Miles announced on Monday that he would return to play for TCU next season, ending his flirtation with the 2022 NBA Draft.

Miles announced last month that he intended to test the NBA Draft waters. It wasn’t clear at the time if he intended to retain his college eligibility, and reports quoted Horned Frogs coach Jamie Dixon as saying that the program was fully supportive of Miles’ decision.

But, on Monday evening, Miles announced that he had ‘unfinished business’ at TCU.


Coming back to finish what we started with my brothers!!🤞🏾#UnfinishedBusiness

Just before Miles announced his decision, Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports reported that Miles had was retaining his college eligibility while going through the NBA Draft process, a significant conformation of where Miles’ intentions were at.

The product of Highlands, Texas was the Horned Frogs’ leading scorer in 2021-22, averaging 15.4 points per game while adding 3.8 assists and 3.5 rebounds per contest as well.

Miles announced last month came after he spent two seasons with the Horned Frogs.

“I feel like I’ve learned everything I could in college, and I feel that I’m ready to take the next step in my career,” Miles told TCU360 in an interview at the time.

TCU was bounced from the NCAA tournament by No. 1 seed Arizona in an overtime thriller in the Round of 32. Before that, the Horned Frogs broke a 35-year drought without a NCAA Tournament win by defeating eight-seed Seton Hall 69-42. Miles had 21 in that game and shot 50 percent from the field.

With Miles returning, the Horned Frogs now return all five starters from last year’s team, barring any transfers.

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