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April 23, 2010

Martin announces signing of Myles

Kansas State head coach Frank Martin announced Friday the signing of junior college standout Juevol Myles (Pickering, Ontario/Tallahassee Community College) to a National Letter of Intent.

"Juevol gives us another strong defensive-minded guard that is going to bring tremendous leadership and character to our basketball team," said Martin. "He will also provide greater depth that will keep our practices at a consistent level so we are able to continue to compete at a high level in the Big 12."

A 6-foot-1, 190-pound point guard from Pickering, Ontario, Myles played his freshman season at Tallahassee (Fla.) Community College in Tallahassee, Fla. He led the Eagles to a 25-6 overall record, including a 10-4 mark in the Panhandle Conference, and a No. 17 final ranking in the NJCAA Top 25 poll. The squad advanced to the NJCAA Region VIII Championship, where they lost to Northwest Florida State College, 68-50, for the right to advance to Hutchinson, Kan., for the annual national junior college tournament.

Myles averaged 12.1 points on 40.6 percent shooting (56-of-138), including 36.4 percent (52-of-143) from 3-point range, with 3.6 assists and 2.7 rebounds in 26.1 minutes per game. He saw action in all 31 games, including 24 starts, as a freshman. He led the squad in assists and 3-point field goals, was second in free throws (107), free throws attempted (142) and free throw percentage (75.4) and third in minutes played and steals (0.8 spg.). He scored in double figures in 17 games, including six 20-point contests. He poured in a career-high 27 points against Southern Georgia Tech on Dec. 1 on 11-of-16 field goals, including a 4-of-7 effort from the 3-point line. He also dished out a season-best 11 assists in a win over USC Salkehatchie on Nov. 26.

A member of the 2006 Canadian Junior National Team, Myles played at Pickering High School in Pickering, Ontario, where he led the squad to a 70-2 record, a Canadian Provincial title and a national title during his career. He averaged 13.0 points and eight assists per game for Pickering as a senior. He originally signed with Louisiana Tech out of high school before opting to attend Tallahassee Community College.

Myles will be among four former Eagle teammates who will be playing Division I basketball next season, including Hugh Robertson (South Florida), Bernard James (Florida State) and Marvell Waither (Arkansas). He received interest from a number of schools, including George Washington, Nebraska and Oklahoma.

Myles, who will have three years of eligibility at K-State, will receive the final scholarship for the 2010-11 season, in which the Wildcats will return up to three starters and 10 lettermen. He follows three players who pledged themselves in the early signing period in November, which includes the No. 2-rated junior college player Freddy Asprilla (Villanicencio, Colombia/Florida International) and high school guards Shane Southwell (Bronx, N.Y./Rice High School) and Will Spradling (Overland Park, Kan./Shawnee Mission South High School).


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