Josh Selby

At home in West Virginia, Daxter Miles Jr. (Dunbar) hopes to take Mountaineers to NCAA mountaintop

At home in West Virginia, Daxter Miles Jr. (Dunbar) hopes to take Mountaineers to NCAA mountaintop

Of all the differences between his old home and his new home, Daxter Miles Jr. chose the one with the easiest metaphor.

“The one thing that Baltimore don't have that West Virginia has is mountains,” he said Thursday, meaning the Alleghenies of the Appalachian Mountain Range. But is that a good thing? “I mean, they’re cool when the sun shines.”

Fitting, then, that in a career with more peaks than valleys, the West Virginia men’s basketball senior guard is sparkling as he nears the end of a standout career. The second-leading scorer for the fifth-seeded Mountaineers (26-10), Miles will take on fellow Baltimore native Phil Booth (Mount Saint Joseph) and top-seeded Villanova...

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