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Florida lands top basketball prospect

Mike Miller, the most sought-after prep basketball player in South Dakota history, will attend the University of Florida, his father told the Mitchell Daily Republic.

Miller, who is 6 feet 9, is expected to play shooting guard.

He is a two-time first-team Class AA All-State selection. He led the Mitchell Kernels to back-to-back state championships as a sophomore and junior.

Miller averaged 22.3 points and 12.2 rebounds last season.

"His ball-handling ability, how well he sees the floor and his unselfishness are probably his biggest strengths as a player," Miller's coach, Gary Munsen, said. "He can make those around him look pretty good."

BIG EAST: Connecticut's basketball team was named No. 1 in the Big East 6, and Syracuse was picked to win the Big East 7. Miami forward Tim James was named to the All-Big East team. Also on the team are Notre Dame forward Pat Garrity, St. John's center Zendon Hamilton, Pittsburgh guard Vonteego Cummings and Seton Hall guard Shaheen.

N.C.-CHARLOTTE: Guard Sean Colson, the leading returning scorer, has been suspended from the basketball team for more than two weeks for violating team policy, coach Melvin Watkins said.

The career of UNCC top freshman recruit Charles Hayward is uncertain after being diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia late last week.

SOCCER: The South Florida women's Conference USA quarterfinal game against UNC-Charlotte in St. Louis was postponed until today because of bad weather. The semifinals have been pushed back to Friday, which was a scheduled off day. The final is Saturday.

USF junior midfielder Kristine Edner was named to the C-USA first team for the second year in a row. She has a team-high 10 goals and four assists. Freshman teammate Siri Nordby, also a midfielder, was selected to the third team, and made the all-freshman team. She has seven goals and a team-high nine assists.

The top-seeded USF men play No. 8 Memphis at home at 7 p.m. Saturday in the quarterfinals of the conference tournament.

Florida midfielder Erin Baxter was named the SEC Player of the Year, and forward Florida Andi Sellers won the SEC Freshman of Year Award.

Former Clearwater Central Catholic standout Robin Confer of North Carolina was named to the All-ACC women's team.

Duke forward Andi Melde was named the conference's player of the year, and Duke's Bill Hempen was named the conference coach of the year.

Joining Confer and Melde on the team were Cindy Parlow, Tiffany Roberts, Laurie Schwoy, Lorrie Fair and Nel Fettig of North Carolina; Angela Hucles, Karem Esteva and Megan Boehm of Virginia; and Sara Burkett of Clemson.

Tampa (15-2) beat host Rollins (7-8) 4-2 as Henrik Nebrelius had two goals and an assist for Tampa.

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