Calvin Andre "C. J." Miles Jr. (born March 18, 1987) is an American professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). A native of Dallas, Miles was drafted in 2005 by the Utah Jazz after finishing high school.
High school career
Miles attended Skyline High School for Architecture in Dallas where he was named to the Parade All-American First Team. He averaged 23.2 points, 11.2 rebounds and 3.3 assists as a junior and 23.5 points, 10.0 rebounds and 4.8 assists as a senior.
Miles led Skyline to the Class 5A Region II quarterfinals as a senior and was named All-Dallas Area Player of the Year by The Dallas Morning News. He was also named a 2005 McDonald's High School All-American. He was listed as the 19th best senior prospect by Rivals.com and ranked the 10th best senior in the country by Scout.com.
Skyline retired his No. 34 jersey making him only the second player in school history to receive the honor, joining former NBA star Larry Johnson.
He capped off his high school career by scoring 13 points in the McDonald's High School All-America Game and 16 points in the Michael Jordan Classic.
Utah Jazz (2005–2012)
Miles committed to the University of Texas at Austin, stating that if he was not selected in the first round of the NBA draft he would play for the Longhorns. He was drafted by the Utah Jazz in the 2nd round, with the 34th pick of the 2005 NBA draft but decided to forego college when the Jazz offered a two-year guaranteed contract equivalent to that of a late first round selection. At age 18, he became the youngest player in Jazz franchise history.
Miles is known as the subject of one of the most memorable post-game interviews of the 2006–07 NBA season, where coach Jerry Sloan stated, "I don't care if he's 19 or 30. If he's going to be on the floor in the NBA, he's got to be able to step up and get after it. We can't put diapers on him one night, and a jockstrap the next night. It's just the way it is." Miles at the time was the youngest player on the Jazz roster.
On July 18, 2008, Miles signed a 4-year, 14.8 million offer sheet with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Since he was a restricted free agent, the Jazz had seven days to decide to match the offer or not. They matched the deal on July 25, making Miles stay in Utah. At the start of the 2010-2011 NBA season, Miles was assigned the role of the Jazz's sixth man. On November 20, 2010, set a career high in three-point field goals made with 7. On March 16, 2011, Miles recorded a career-high 40 points against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Cleveland Cavaliers (2012–2014)
Indiana Pacers (2014–2017)
On July 11, 2014, Miles signed a four-year, $18 million contract with the Indiana Pacers. On November 24, 2015, he had his best game as a Pacer, scoring 32 points on 10-of-16 shooting in a 123–106 win over the Washington Wizards.
Toronto Raptors (2017–present)
On July 18, 2017, Miles signed a three-year, $25 million contract with the Toronto Raptors. In his debut for the Raptors in their season opener on October 19, 2017, Miles scored 22 points in a 117–100 win over the Chicago Bulls. He went 6 for 9 from 3-point range and had five rebounds.
NBA career statistics
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In 2010, Miles began dating Lauren Smith while she was playing college basketball as a senior at Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi. The couple got engaged in 2015 and married in 2016. His wife gave birth to a girl on November 23, 2017.