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Wednesday, October 20, 2004

built Ford tough

Stud point guard C.J. Miles of Dallas Skyline High School recently announced his intent to matriculate at the University of Texas. Another big pick-up for Coach Barnes.

But the credit for Miles' decision should go to T.J. Ford. As you read the excerpt below, remember that C.J. played his high school basketball in Dallas.

Miles said the Texas program had made no impression on him until Ford arrived in 2001, leading the Longhorns to the NCAA tournament Sweet 16 in his first season and to the Final Four a year later. Ford, who left for the NBA after his sophomore season, would now be a senior had he remained in school.

"I didn't even know anything about (Texas) until T.J. went there," Miles said.