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Forward Commits to Lobo Men's Basketball

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — 6-7 Myles Termed ‘Sleeper’ by Coach

The name may sound familiar to Lobo basketball fans, but there’s no need to panic — former Colorado State coach Tim Miles isn’t returning to the Pit anytime soon. Miles, who rebuilt CSU from a winless league doormat into an NCAA Tournament team, is safely out of the Mountain West Conference as head coach at Nebraska.

However, according to, another Tim Myles says he’s coming to the Pit. And for four years.

Myles, an athletic 6-foot-7, 220-pound forward has verbally committed to play for the New Mexico men’s basketball team, beginning in 2013-14. He plans to sign a national letter of intent in November.

“He has a high ceiling,” Myles’ AAU coach, Keith Howard, told the Journal on Sunday. “He has boundless energy. That’s what caught (Lobo assistant coach) Duane Broussard’s eye.

“He just started playing basketball in high school. He was a good football player.”

Myles plays for Howard’s AAU team, the Inland Empire Basketball Program. Howard says it’s the same program that produced ex-Lobo Tony Danridge and current Lobo Kendall Williams.


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Myles played at Roosevelt High in Corona, Calif., the past two seasons, but has transferred to Etiwanda High in San Bernardino County.

Howard says the only recruiting visit Myles had set up was with Houston Baptist, “but he cancelled that when he committed to (UNM coach Steve) Alford.”

Howard says he realizes Myles hasn’t been highly recruited.

“You can really put ‘sleeper’ next to his name,” Howard says. “In two or three years, people will be saying, ‘wow, New Mexico got a steal.’ ”

The internet site listed Howard’s stats from his sophomore year as being 0.6 points and 1.5 rebounds per game, but removed his 2011-12 profile, so no stats were available from his junior year.
— This article appeared on page B1 of the Albuquerque Journal