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Edward Miles, Jr. (born July 5, 1940) is a retired American basketball player.

Eddie Miles
Personal information
Born (1940-07-05) July 5, 1940 (age 78)
North Little Rock, Arkansas
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High schoolScipio A. Jones
(North Little Rock, Arkansas)
CollegeSeattle (1960–1963)
NBA draft1963 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4th overall
Selected by the Detroit Pistons
Playing career1963–1972
PositionForward / Guard
Number14, 15, 42
Career history
19631970Detroit Pistons
19701971Baltimore Bullets
1971–1972New York Knicks
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points8,120 (13.4 ppg)
Rebounds1,860 (3.1 rpg)
Assists1,225 (2.0 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

A 6'4" guard born in North Little Rock, Arkansas and a graduate of Scipio A. Jones High School, Miles was nicknamed "The Man with the Golden Arm" because of his shooting prowess. He averaged 18, 25, 30 and 32 points per game, respectively, in his four years as a varsity high school player, and he led Jones to four state championships. Miles was recruited by fifty colleges, but he chose to attend Seattle University because of its alumnus Elgin Baylor. He played three varsity seasons with Seattle and ranked seventh in the nation in scoring during his senior year (1962–63).

Miles was selected by the Detroit Pistons with the fourth pick of the 1963 NBA draft. He played nine NBA seasons with Detroit, the Baltimore Bullets, and the New York Knicks before suffering a career-ending Achilles tendon injury during the 1971–72 NBA season. Miles averaged 13.4 points per game in his NBA career and represented the Pistons at the 1966 NBA All-Star Game.

Since retiring as a player, Miles has served as a coach at the college and high school levels.

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NBA career statisticsEdit

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular seasonEdit

Year Team GP MPG FG% FT% RPG APG PPG
1963–64 Detroit 60 13.5 .353 .713 1.6 1.0 5.4
1964–65 Detroit 76 27.3 .442 .744 3.4 2.1 13.7
1965–66 Detroit 80 34.9 .447 .741 3.8 2.8 19.6
1966–67 Detroit 81 29.9 .427 .772 3.7 2.2 17.6
1967–68 Detroit 76 30.3 .475 .764 3.5 2.8 18.5
1968–69 Detroit 80 28.2 .449 .667 3.5 2.3 13.3
1969–70 Detroit 44 28.3 .435 .765 3.9 1.9 13.5
1969–70 Baltimore 3 17.3 .700 .600 1.3 1.3 5.7
1970–71 Baltimore 63 24.5 .426 .803 2.7 1.6 9.9
1971–72 New York 42 4.7 .359 .889 .4 .4 1.5
Career 605 25.9 .440 .747 3.1 2.0 13.4
All-Star 1 28.0 .500 .200 1.0 0.0 17.0

PlayoffsEdit

Year Team GP MPG FG% FT% RPG APG PPG
1968 Detroit 6 32.8 .411 .750 3.7 2.5 14.5
1970 Baltimore 5 12.6 .400 1.0 .0 1.6
1972 New York 9 1.9 .000 .800 .9 .1 .4
Career 20 13.9 .387 .765 1.8 .8 5.0

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