Flyers forward progressing well in recovery from injury

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Dayton Flyers: 2017 Offseason in Review

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Dayton junior Sam Miller broke ankle in April

Dayton Flyers junior forward Sam Miller continues to make progress in his recovery from a broken ankle. Coach Anthony Grant provided an update Thursday on Miller, who suffered the injury playing pickup basketball on April 1, the day Grant was introduced as coach.

“He’s doing really well,” Grant said. “He’s on the court. We started off with him doing stationary shooting three weeks ago. We graduated now to where he’s able to take jump shots. He’s moving on the court. He’s progressing really, really well. I think Mike (Mulcahey), our trainer, feels like he’s on course, it not ahead of course, in terms of him being able to get back and be ready to go sometime in September.”

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Dayton’s Sam Miller shoots against Wichita State in the first round of the NCAA tournament on March 17, 2017, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. David Jablonski/Staff

Dayton’s Sam Miller shoots against Wichita State in the first round of the NCAA tournament on March 17, 2017, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. David Jablonski/Staff

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Dayton’s Sam Miller shoots against Wichita State in the first round of the NCAA tournament on March 17, 2017, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. David Jablonski/Staff

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Miller averaged 4.5 points and 2.3 rebounds as a sophomore. He's one of five returning players who averaged double-figure minutes. A sixth, junior forward Ryan Mikesell, will miss this season after undergoing two hip surgeries.

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Miller was on campus for the first summer session along with junior forwards Xeyrius Williams and Josh Cunningham and sophomore guard Trey Landers. Senior guard Darrell Davis and junior point guard John Crosby went home for the first session, Grant said. Three freshmen — guard Jordan Davis, point guard Jalen Crutcher and center Jordan Pierce — arrived on campus during the first summer session.

All the Flyers, except redshirt freshman forward Kostas Antetokounmpo, are on campus for the second summer session, which began June 26. Antetokounmpo is in his home country, Greece, training with the under-20 national team. Two freshmen, forward Matej Svoboda and Obadiah Toppin, arrived on campus just before the second summer session began.

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