NBA Playoffs: Memorable moments from former Ute Andre Miller

Published: Tuesday, April 23 2013 1:13 p.m. MDT

"I’m never surprised with Andre Miller. I say he’s unguardable. They always talk about guys like Kobe (Bryant), LeBron (James). If you give Andre Miller the ball, he’s one of the toughest guys to guard in the NBA." — Corey Brewer, Denver Nuggets

During Game 1 of the 2013 NBA playoffs, Andre Miller scored 28 points for the Denver Nuggets who defeated Golden State. With the score tied at 95 points apiece, Miller drove to the basket and scored the game winner with 1.3 seconds remaining.

The former Ute is in his 15th year in the NBA and continues to use his vast understanding of the game to help his team. He is a leader on the Nuggets squad, despite filling the role of backup point guard to Ty Lawson.

For years Miller has been a quiet and humble player. With his remarkably accurate ally-oop pass and natural ability to drive to the hoop, Miller is a hardworking guy who is consistently underrated in the NBA. But since he hardly complains about it, maybe that's OK with him.

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Who am I sir?
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Andre, a classic basketball player and person. Thank you for the memories and for being a UTE!

American Fork, UT

Andre is the best. He single-handedly carried the Utes on his back to the championship game. What a pleasure it has been to watch him play over the years. As crafty as they come.

Thank you for the memories Andre!!!

Frisco, TX

Andre is still performing at a high level for an "old man" in NBA years. Loved seeing him hit the game winner in Game 1. Nice job!

Uncle Rico
Provo, UT

Finally an article about a decent player in the NBA, instead of about a guy who hardly leaves the bench.


Every time I watch Andre play, the quote comes to mind "I may be old, but I AM slow!" Definitely one of the NBA's toughest and craftiest, he may be a little bit of a longshot, but I'd love to see him end up in the hall of fame. His consistency and longevity is very rare in the league today. Only missed 4 games in 15 years due to injury!

Qwest Perfected
Salt Lake City, UT

Andre Miller is one of the point guards in the league. He has been doing his thing quietly and with humility for the last 14 years. He has such great vision and is a total team player. Watch the full clip of him scoring 52 points against Dallas and all he talks about is how hard everybody played and that it was a great team victory. I just wish there were more players in the NBA like him.

I'm so proud that he is a Ute! Thanks for all the great memories and keep it going Andre!

Cottonwood Heights, UT

If Andre can play 3 more years in the NBA, he'll likely end up in the top 10 and top 20 in several all-time league leading categories. The guy has been a steady, consistent iron man. However, the most amazing part of Andre's career is his continuous humility.
What a person and what a career.

West Jordan, Utah

My all time favorite Ute. Andre Miller is as good as any player to have played in our state. He has been on some bad teams over the years in the NBA and Miller flies under the radar much of the time. Despite that, Andre is still bringing it on the court after 15 years.

In the NCAA tournament in 1998, Miller was the MAIN reason Utah went to the championship game and had the lead on Kentucky with 4 minutes remaining. He was laying down triple doubles each game and beating the likes of Arizona and North Carolina all the way through the final four.

Van Horn graduated the year before when Utah got to the elite 8, but it was Andre, on a team with few offensive weapons (1998), that took over games like he did on these highlights here. What a special season Utah and Andre Miller had that year.

It's about time the DesNews covered a player from our area (past) that is a big time baller. I understand the Jimmer pieces done on the paper with the local interest and all, but it's legit to cover things you don't have to manufacture.

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