UD Flyer suspended after August jail fight to transfer 

UD suspended Miller in August; he played two seasons for Flyers

Suspended Dayton Flyers forward Sam Miller has transferred to the College of Charleston, the South Carolina school announced Thursday.

"We are really excited to have Sam join our program," Charleston coach Earl Grant said in a press release. "He is a young man that we watched and evaluated while he was in high school. We believe he will be a great addition to our program on the court and in the classroom."

The University of Dayton suspended Miller for one semester in August following an incident in a Greene County jail and announced he would not get his scholarship back for the 2017-18 season if he returned to school. He pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct on Aug. 22 and avoided additional jail time.

» RELATED: Seven facts about Sam Miller

Miller appeared in 53 games in two seasons for the Flyers, averaging 3.9 points and 1.9 rebounds. He was part of a recruiting class that included Ryan Mikesell, John Crosby and Xeyrius Williams.

Dayton coach Anthony Grant was asked in October if he knew whether Miller planned to return to UD in the second semester, he said, “We’ll cross that bridge when we get to it.” At that time, Grant said Miller was at home in Washington, D.C., in the fall, and they were talking periodically. 

“It seems like he’s in a good place,” Grant said. “He’s got a lot going on in terms of keeping himself busy and active. So far everything is lining up where this could be a good outcome for him.”

Asked again about Miller in December, Grant declined to comment.

With this news, Dayton officially has another scholarship open for 2018. They filled one scholarship by signing Dwayne Cohill in November.

Reader Comments ...

Next Up in Sports

HS Scores 2/20: Tecumseh, Fairmont girls earn sectionals wins

PREP RESULTS Boys Basketball Monday’s Results Regular Season Shekinah Christian 69, Mechanicsburg 52: Hershberger (SC) 17; Young (M) 23. Tuesday’s Results Catholic Central 61, Fairbanks 54 Ponitz 92, West Carrollton 46: Smith (P) 20. Girls Basketball Sectional Tournament Division I Tuesday’s Games At Lakota East Lakota West 66, Colerain...
HS Roundup 2/20: Ponitz boys knock off West Carrollton

The Ponitz boys basketball team knocked off West Carrollton in an dominant 92-46 regular season victory. Jaron Smith led Ponitz with 20 points in the win, tacking on five assists. Damonte Bailey (16 points, 15 rebounds), Eric Sealey (13 points, 12 rebounds) and Malik Pooler (10 points, 10 rebounds) all recorded double-doubles on the night. Derrick...
Dayton rallies from 13-point deficit to beat Saint Louis
Dayton rallies from 13-point deficit to beat Saint Louis

Kostas Antetokounmpo starred in the second for the Dayton Flyers, who rallied to beat Saint Louis 53-50 on Tuesday at UD Arena. Antetokounmpo scored 12 points on 5-of-6 shooting. He added four rebounds and three blocks. Dayton trailed 33-20 two minutes into the second half. It tied the game at 37-37 on a jumper by Trey Landers at the 10:39 mark. Dayton...
Hartsock: 5 things to know from Tuesday at Reds spring training
Hartsock: 5 things to know from Tuesday at Reds spring training

  BRRRRR: A chilly day in Goodyear with the temperature near 40 degrees in the morning under clear blue skies. On the bright side it was picture day so the workout started a little later. Among the photos, the guys got to pose for their 2018 Topps trading card.   No. 11 as manager?: Barry Larkin with an interesting comment about his future...
Arkansas’ late collapse dooms basketball Hogs against Kentucky…again
Arkansas’ late collapse dooms basketball Hogs against Kentucky…again

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – On paper this is the worst Kentucky team since John Calipari’s been the coach. Even in the enviorns of Hog-friendly Bud Walton Arena, the Arkansas basketball team could not best its nemesis. Kentucky won for the sixth straight time over Arkansas and pulled itself into a tie with the Razorbacks in the SEC...
More Stories