Jan. 22, 2001
PULLMAN, Wash. --Washington State University senior forward Eddie Miller (Reseda, Calif.) has been dismissed from the Cougar men's basketball team, head coach Paul Graham announced Monday.
"After discussions with my coaching staff, we have made the decision that Eddie Miller's basketball career at WSU is over," Graham said, adding that Miller can remain on financial aid through the spring semester.
"Eddie's curfew violation last weekend in Eugene, his refusal to join his teammates in accepting additional penalties for their action last weekend, and his overall attitude toward team responsibilities leaves me no choice but to take this action," Graham explained.
"It is imperative our players accept the responsibilities that go with being a member of the Cougar basketball program," Graham continued. "Eddie Miller is a senior and has been given several chances, yet has failed to demonstrate a commitment to the program.
"We have 13 games left to play this year and I want to go into each of those games knowing the players we are coaching are committed to their responsibilities as a member of this team," added the second year Cougar coach. "As a coaching staff, we are committed to doing everything we can to help this team improve and I do not see Eddie Miller, because of his actions and attitude, helping the team meet its goals."
Miller appeared in 14 of the Cougars' 15 games this season, including 11 as a starter. He averaged 10.1 points and 4.3 rebound per game.
During his three seasons with the Cougars, Miller averaged 10.0 points and 5.4 rebounds in 61 games, 47 as a starter.