Isaiah Miles 2016 Maryland Gatorade Player of Year
Gwynn Park HS
- 14.3Points per game
- 8.2Rebounds per game
“I feel strongly that Isaiah Miles possesses the intelligence, diligence and aptitude to succeed in basketball at the college level and in life. He is a mature and intelligent young man who always puts forth his best effort.”
Michael Glick, Head coach at Gwynn Park High
The 6-foot-3, 195-pound senior forward averaged 14.3 and 8.2 per game while shooting 65 percent from inside the arc this past season, leading the Yellowjackets (24-3) to the Class 2A semifinals. A 2016 First Team All-League selection, Miles recorded a double-double with 12 rebounds and 10 points in the Class 2A South Region finals against New Town.
Miles has maintained a B average in the classroom and represents one of the state’s top academic candidates in meeting the Gatorade award’s broad criteria.
He has volunteered locally as a peer mentor and as a youth basketball coach.
What is your team motto?
The Gwynn Park High School boy's basketball team motto is "The Next Man Up"
What one piece of advice do you have for freshman about being a successful high school student athlete?
I would advise freshman not to mess up academically and don't get yourself into trouble. You don't get the time back and it matters.
What is your favorite highlight from this year?
In prior years, our team suffered humiliating losses to Douglass High School, our arch rivals. My favorite highlight from this year was upsetting Douglass twice this year. I had 18 points , 10 rebounds, and 8 assists in the first game. I had 20 points, 8 rebounds, and 1 assist in the second game. The second game determined which team would go to the regional championship. Gwynn Park ended up winning the 2A Regional Championship.
What training habit has the most impact on your performance?
Lifting weights to become stronger has impacted my performance as a basketball player.
What have you learned from your coach that you will never forget?
As the team captain, my coach taught me the value of having great relationships with my teammates and it showed in our performance this season.