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IsaiahMiles

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Gwynn Park HS

Brandywine, MD

HT:6-foot-3WT:195 pounds

highlighted stats

  • 14.3Points per game
  • 8.2Rebounds per game

About

“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

athletic excellence

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.

academic achievement

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.

exemplary character

He has volunteered locally as a peer mentor and as a youth basketball coach.

media

q&a

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.

2015-16 Gatorade State Boys Basketball Players of the Year

The Gatorade State Boys Basketball Players of the Year have been crowned. The winners were selected based on athletic production and impact in the 2015-16 season. Each winner also demonstrated high academic achievement and exemplary personal character, including volunteerism, sportsmanship and community leadership. Click each player’s name to view his credentials.

 Alabama: John Petty, Johnson (Huntsville)
Alaska: Kamaka Hepa, Barrow
Arizona: Mitch Lightfoot, Gilbert Christian (Gilbert)
Arkansas: Malik Monk, Bentonville
California: Lonzo Ball, Chino Hills
Colorado: Colbey Ross, Eaglecrest (Centennial)
Connecticut: Matthew Moyer, South Kent School (South Kent)
Delaware: Jordan Allen, Dover
D.C.: Chris Lykes, Gonzaga College (Washington)
Florida: Tony Bradley, Bartow
Georgia: Alterique Gilbert, Miller Grove (Lithonia)
Hawaii: Hugh Hogland, ‘Iolani School (Honolulu)
Idaho: Connor Harding, Highland (Pocatello)
Illinois: Charlie Moore, Morgan Park (Chicago)
Indiana: Kyle Guy, Lawrence Central (Indianapolis)
Iowa: Jordan Bohannon, Linn-Mar (Marion)
Kansas: Jerrick Harding, Wichita Southeast (Wichita)
Kentucky: Quentin Goodin, Taylor County (Campbellsville)
Louisiana: Ja’Vonte Smart, Scotlandville Magnet (Baton Rouge)
Maine: Andrew Fleming, Oxford Hills (South Paris)
Maryland: Isaiah Miles, Gwynn Park (Brandywine)
Massachusetts: Eric Sellew, Concord-Carlisle (Concord)
Michigan: Cassius Winston, University of Detroit Jesuit (Detroit)
Minnesota: Gary Trent Jr., Apple Valley 
Mississippi: Tyson Carter, Starkville
Missouri: Jayson Tatum, Chaminade College Prep (St. Louis)
Montana: Brendan Howard, Great Falls
Nebraska: Aguek Arop, Omaha South (Omaha)
Nevada: Zach Collins, Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas)
New Hampshire: Keith Brown, Pelham
New Jersey: Tyus Battle, St. Joseph (Metuchen)
New Mexico: Clay Patterson, Rio Rancho
New York: Kevin Huerter, Shenendehowa (Clifton Park)
North Carolina: Edrice “Bam” Adebayo, High Point Christian Academy (High Point)
North Dakota: Aanen Moody, Dickinson

Ohio: Xavier Simpson, Lima Senior (Lima)
Oklahoma: Trae Young, Norman North (Norman)
Oregon: Payton Pritchard, West Linn
Pennsylvania: Lonnie Walker, Reading
Rhode Island: Justin Mazzulla, Bishop Hendricken (Warwick)
South Carolina: Joseph Battle, Abbeville
South Dakota: Ty Hoglund, Dell Rapids
Tennessee: Alex Lomax, Memphis East (Memphis)
Texas: De’Aaron Fox, Cypress Lakes (Katy, Texas)
Utah: Frank Jackson, Lone Peak (Highland)
Vermont: Ben Shungu, Rice Memorial (South Burlington)
Virginia: V.J. King, Paul VI (Fairfax)
Washington: Isiah Brown, Lakeside School (Seattle)
West Virginia: Chase Harler, Wheeling Central Catholic (Wheeling)
Wisconsin: Sam Hauser, Stevens Point Area Senior (Stevens Point)
Wyoming: Hoyt Nicholas, Worland

Final 2015-16 boys’ basketball rankings: Unbeaten H.D. Woodson is No. 1

 
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The DCIAA and DCSAA champs turned down an invitation to the Dick’s Sporting Goods High School Nationals in Brooklyn after becoming the first city public school to go undefeated since 1985.

2. National Christian (30-2) LW: 3

The Eagles capped off a banner season by beating Middleburg Academy for their first Capital Beltway League championship last Wednesday.

3. DeMatha (32-5) LW: 4

The Stags capped another 30-win season by repeating as the Maryland Private Schools and Alhambra Catholic Invitational tournament champions.

4. St. John’s (30-5) LW: 2

After falling to John Carroll at the buzzer in the Alhambra semifinals, the WCAC champion Cadets defeated Paul VI to take third place in the tournament.

5. Eleanor Roosevelt (24-3) LW: 5

The Prince George’s County champions won their second Maryland 4A state title in four years by throttling then-No. 11 Meade, 72-39, at Xfinity Center Saturday night.00:00Eleanor Roosevelt dominates 4A state title

6. Potomac (Va.) (27-2) LW: 6

Despite graduating all five starters from last year’s state semifinalist, Potomac capped a banner season by beating L.C. Bird, 67-61, to claim its second Virginia 5A state title in three years.

7. Westfield (26-3) LW: 7

Riding the inspired play of seniors Blake Francis, Hank Johnson and Tyler Scanlon, the Bulldogs rolled past Oscar Smith for a 74-56 win to capture their first Virginia 6A state title.

8. Episcopal (25-4) LW: 9

The Maroon could not be stopped this postseason, winning both a second straight IAC title and the VISAA Division I crown.

9. Gwynn Park (24-3) LW: 8

The Yellow Jackets nearly erased a 14-point deficit over the final three minutes before falling 65-58 to eventual state champ New Town in the Maryland 2A semifinals.

10. Wakefield (25-2) LW: 10

After earning their third state tournament berth in four years, the Warriors fell just short to L.C. Bird, 54-51, in the Virginia 5A state semifinals.

11. Douglass (20-2) LW: 13

Both of the Eagles’ losses this year came to the same team (Gwynn Park) and senior Cameron Hayes finished in double figures in scoring in all but one game.

12. Battlefield (22-7) LW: 12

A breakthrough postseason that featured Battlefield’s first region title ended in a 72-62 loss to Oscar Smith in the Virginia 6A state semifinals in Richmond.

13. Meade (23-4) LW: 11

The Mustangs’ hopes of repeating as Maryland 4A champions fell short over the weekend with a 72-39 loss to Eleanor Roosevelt in the title game.

15. Hylton (22-4) LW: 16

The Bulldogs defended their Virginia Conference 4 title and got back to the 6A state tournament, where they fell to Westfield, 67-49, in the quarterfinals.

16. Champe (22-5) LW: 19

After putting together their best season ever, the Knights were the last Loudoun County team standing before a 76-69 loss to Lake Taylor in the Virginia 4A semifinals.

17. George Mason (29-1) LW: 17

The valiant Mustangs’ undefeated run came to a heartbreaking end in a 66-63 overtime loss to Greensville County in the Virginia 2A state semifinals.

18. Oakland Mills (22-3) LW: NR

The Scorpions weren’t able to repeat as Maryland 2A champions as their season ended in the West regional final against Middletown.

19. Gonzaga (24-10) LW: 15

The Eagles, led by WCAC Player of the Year Chris Lykes, took fifth place at the Alhambra Catholic Invitational after falling at the buzzer to Mount St. Joseph, 63-62.

20. Friendship Collegiate (17-10) LW: 20

The Knights upset No. 4 St. John’s two weeks ago and lost just once against local competition — to No. 1 H.D. Woodson in the DCSAA championship – with their full nucleus of players this season.

Dropped out: No. 18 Seneca Valley (21-5)

On the bubble: Theodore Roosevelt (27-5), Quince Orchard (20-3), Wise (16-4), Seneca Valley

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