Team USA coach Matt Painter had this to say about Miller in a story by Andy Katz of ESPN.com:
Darius Miller, Sr., G, Kentucky: "If we throw Darius in there with (forward Tim) Abromaitis and (forward JaMychal) Green, we can play different ways. He can help us play bigger or smaller. He has really improved his shooting since we had him in New Zealand. He's going to be good against a zone, and we'll just have to find the right place to play him. He's a very good player and will help us a lot defensively.''
In the interview with Katz, Painter also discussed the importance of having players like Pitt's Ashton Gibbs and Miller on the roster, two guys who were a part of the U-19 gold medal-winning team.
"It was important for them to talk about their experience in New Zealand and what it meant to sacrifice minutes and how important that was," Painter said.
Miller and Team USA are expected to play an exhibition contest against New Century, a Chinese Basketball Association professional team sometime Thursday before opening World University Games play on Aug. 13.