Darius Miller: Kentucky Sportsman of the Year finalist

January 30, 2013 

Former UK guard Darius Miller, as former UK players gathered for a charity alumni game on Saturday September 15, 2012 in Lexington, Ky. Photo by Mark Cornelison | Staff

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We are revealing, in alphabetical order, the 10 finalists for the 2012 Lexington Herald-Leader Kentucky Sportsman of the Year award. The winner will be announced Thursday night simultaneously on Kentucky.com and at the Bluegrass Sports Award Banquet. Complete results will be in Friday's Herald-Leader.

What he did in 2012: Kentucky senior was named SEC Sixth Man of the Year by the league's coaches, was Academic All-SEC and a clutch player who helped UK claim its eighth NCAA title.

Voter comment: "(Miller) stayed the course through Billy G(illispie), sacrificed a starting role for the betterment of his team and should have his jersey retired in Rupp Arena." — Jamey Johnson, East Kentucky Broadcasting, Pikeville

Previously announced finalists: Teddy Bridgewater, John Calipari, Randall Cobb, Anthony Davis, Dermontti Dawson, Tom Jurich, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, A'dia Mathies

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