NMSU Men's Basketball Adds Kortrijk Miles To Roster For 2017-18

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State head men’s basketball coach Chris Jans announced the addition of Kortrijk Miles for the 2017-18 basketball campaign.

“I'm elated Kortrijk has chosen to attend New Mexico State and join our men's basketball program,” Jans said. “Kortrijk is a well-rounded person and player that comes from a basketball family.”

Miles comes to NM State after leading Lincoln High School to the quarterfinals of the Texas University Interscholastic League 4A State Playoffs. He was named the Texas 4A Player of the Year after guiding the Tigers to an undefeated season in district play (13-0) with an overall record of 27-5 while averaging 22 points and 12 rebounds.

“Kortrijk's strengths are his versatility and aggressive nature on both ends of the floor,” said Jans. “He graduates from a storied program in Lincoln High School and is used to winning. I believe his approach, work ethic and style of play will blend in nicely to our emerging culture.”

The 6-4 forward led the Tigers to a state championship in his junior season – where he was also named the championship game MVP. He was also named to the all-region and all-state teams that season.

The last LHS team to capture the UIL 4A title was in 2002 and led by none other than Chris Bosh.

Brother Keaton Miles played at West Virginia and Arkansas and is currently playing professional basketball overseas. The Miles basketball pedigree stems from their father, Steve, who played at Texas Tech.