Sept. 2, 2014
THE FLATS – Daniel Miller and Kammeon Holsey, post players who came from small towns in Georgia and played together for five years at Georgia Tech, have joined professional teams in Spanish-speaking countries far apart on the globe.
Miller has signed with the club Rio Natura Monbus Obradoiro, based in Santiago de Compstela in Northwest Spain, in the premier Spanish league. The 6-11 center from Loganville, Ga., went undrafted by an NBA team over the summer and played for the Washington Wizards’ summer league team in Las Vegas.
After a red-shirt season in 2009-10, Miller became only the second Yellow Jacket ever to play and start every game possible during his four-year career (126). He averaged 8.0 points and 6.5 rebounds for his career, finishing second on the Tech all-time list for blocked shots and eighth in rebounds.
Miller and his team will begin their 2014-15 season Oct. 5.
Holsey, meanwhile, has already begun his season playing for the Guerreros de Bogota team, which plays in the Liga DirecTV league in Colombia. The 6-8 forward from Sparta, Ga., is in the starting lineup and has averaged 17.0 points and 10.0 rebounds over 10 games.
Holsey overcame a serious knee injury, which forced him to red-shirt in 2009-10 at Tech, to become one of the top sixth-men in the Atlantic Coast Conference over his final two seasons. He played in 125 games for the Yellow Jackets, starting 58, and averaged 7.3 points and 4.3 rebounds.
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