NAME: Dieonte Miles
SCHOOL: Walton-Verona High School
GRADUATING YEAR: 2019
GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT: Finalist Mr. Ky. Basketball
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6'11"-210 lbs.
RESIDENCE: Walton, Ky.
PARENTS: Roman & Tiechia
FUTURE GOAL: "Contribute to Xavier's success."
At 6' 11", 210 lbs., Walton-Verona's big man Dieonte Miles had an outstanding senior season for the Bearcats and became the all-time shot-blocker in school history.
Dieonte averaged 16 points-7 rebounds-3 blocks-3 assists per game for the Bearcats, helping the team to a 25-6 record and a third straight 8th Region championship in the small-school All "A" Classic tournament.
Top performances this season included games vs. Lloyd (37 points-10 rebounds), Louisville Holy Cross (26 points) and Simon Kenton (25 points-12 rebounds).
Dieonte helped lead the Bearcats to the 32nd District championship, an 8th Region championship for the first regional title in seventy-seven years, and a first-ever Kentucky Sweet 16 win vs. Knox Central. The Bearcats lost in the Sweet 16 quarterfinals, but it was the best season in school history.
His numerous honors include being named as a finalist for Mr. Kentucky Basketball, 1st team all-state, MVP of the district tournament and MVP of the 8th Region All "A" Tournament. He was also named to the Kentucky Sweet 16 all-tournament team.
Active in community service, Dieonte will play basketball collegiately at Xavier University.
His favorite athlete and most-like-to-meet is Anthony Davis, favorite entertainer is WWE wrestler Roman Reigns, favorite book is To Kill a Mockingbird and favorite movie is Uncle Drew.
COACH'S QUOTE – "Dieonte is not only just a very good basketball player, but he is even a better person. Dieonte is loved by his teammates, coaches, classmates and teachers"
— Grant Brannen, Basketball Coach