Tyler Miller

Place of Birth: Kitchener, Ont.
Resides: Kitchener, Ont.
Birthday: 24-06-1984
Height: 5'8"
Occupation: Tool and die maker
Club(s): New York Rollin Knicks
Classification: 1.5

Biography

Tyler Miller was introduced to wheelchair basketball in 2007 by a friend who brought him to a practice because he felt Miller needed sport in his life once again. Miller took a liking to the sport immediately and seized every opportunity to participate in wheelchair basketball. He has always been an athletic individual and was focused to excel in this new-found, challenging sport.

Miller soon found a place on a junior club team in his hometown of Kitchener, Ont. He later earned a roster spot on the Ontario provincial team and won a bronze and two silver medals at the Canadian national championships. In 2011, he won a national title with Variety Village at the Canadian Wheelchair Basketball League finals.

Miller enjoys wheelchair basketball because of the exhilaration of competition and the opportunity that on any given day any team has a chance at success. The rough contact and physicality of the game is not something that he shies away from.

Miller is a hardworking, dedicated athlete. Both of those qualities were on full display when he made his debut with the Canadian Men’s National Team at the World Championships in 2010. He also won a bronze medal with Canada at the 2011 Parapan American Games. He earned a full-time roster spot on the national squad in 2012.

In 2012, Miller competed in his first Paralympic Games in London, England, where Team Canada captured the gold medal.

Off the basketball court, Miller has completed a 7,280 hour apprenticeship program and is now a licensed Tool N Die Maker. In his spare time and if the weather is right, Miller enjoys relaxing at his family cottage, boating and spending time on the beach.

To learn more about Tyler, follow him on Twitter: @TYMILLER84

Interesting Facts

  • Retired NHL player Cam Neely is one of Miller’s role models because he played with heart and competitive drive

Awards / Highlights

  • Named an All-star at the 2018 NWBA National Championship (Div 1) with the Toronto Rollin Raptors
  • Received 2012 Civitan Sports Award for top athlete of the year in the Kitchener-Waterloo region
  • Received Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012)
  • In 2010, he helped set the Canadian record for the longest wheelchair basketball game ever played (24 hours)

Major International Competition

Tournament Gold Silver Bronze Other
Paralympic Games: 2 1 (’12) 11e (’16)
World Championships: 2 0 0 0 7th (’10), 12th (’18)

Statistics

Paralympic Games

Year GP Min M/G Field Goals 3 Pts Free Throws Rebounds AS TO ST BS PF FO PTS P/G
M/A % M/A % M/A % OR DR TOT
2012 8 200 25:03 6/12 50 0/0 0/0 9 9 18 4 2 1 2 12 6 12 1.5
TOTAL 8 200 25:03 6/12 50 0/0 0/0 9 9 18 4 2 1 2 12 6 12 1.5

World Championships

Year GP Min M/G Field Goals 3 Pts Free Throws Rebounds AS TO ST BS PF FO PTS P/G
M/A % M/A % M/A % OR DR TOT
2018 5 151:7 30:13 1/7 14 0/0 0/0 11 6 17 6 4 0 0 9 2 2 0.4
2010 8 32.5 4:05 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
TOTAL 13 183:12 17:09 1/7 14 0/0 0/0 11 6 17 6 4 0 0 9 2 2 0.4


Legend
: GP = Games Played; Min = Minutes; M/G = Minutes per Game; M/A = Made / Attempted; OR = Offensive Rebounds; DR = Defensive Rebounds; TOT = Total; AS = Assists; TO = Turn Overs; ST = Steals; BS = Blocked Shots;PF = Personal Foul; FO = Foul On; PTS = Points; P/G = Points per Game

Competitive Experience

Level Team Location Year(s)
International Canada (SMNT) Canada 2010; 2011; 2012-Present
Club (domestic) National Academy Canada 2013-2016
Club (domestic) Twin City Spinners Ontario 2007-Present

Career Notes

2019: 2nd place at Lima 2019 Parapan American Games…3rd place at the Wałbrzych President Cup Tournament in Poland (Team Canada)

2018: 5th place at the 2018 NWBA National Championship (Div 1) with the Toronto Rollin Raptors (domestic); named an All Star.. 3rd place at Mitsubishi Electric World Challenge Cup in Tokyo, Japan (Team Canada)…5th place at 2018 Continental Clash in Sheffield, GB (Team Canada)…12th place at the 2018 World Wheelchair Basketball Championships (Team Canada)

2017: 2nd place at Americas Cup in Cali Colombia (Team Canada)…

2016:  11th place at the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Team Canada)… 4th Place at Continental Clash in Leicester, Great Britain (Team Canada)… 4th place at Toronto Challenge in Toronto, Canada (Team Canada)…

2015: 2nd place at Parapan American Games in Toronto, Canada (Team Canada)… 2nd place at Americas Challenge in Toronto, Ont. (Team Canada)… 4th place at Lakeshore Cup in Birmingham, USA (Team Canada)…

2014: 5th place at the Easter Tournament in Blankenberge, Belgium (Team Canada)… 5th place at CWBL National Championship with the Twin City Spinners & named First Team All-Star in Burlington, Ont. (domestic)…

2013: 6th place at Americas Cup in Bogota, Colombia (Team Canada)… 2nd place at Kitakyushu Champions Cup in Kitakyushu, Japan (Team Canada)…

2012: 1st place at Paralympic Games in London, England (Team Canada)… 1st place at National Championships with Team Ontario in Richmond, BC (domestic)… 1st place at Continental Clash tournament in Worcester, England (Team Canada)… 2nd place at Papendal Tournament in Arnhem, Netherlands (Team Canada)… Received Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal…

2011: 3rd place at Parapan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico (Team Canada)… 2nd place at National Championships with Team Ontario in Longueuil, QC (domestic)… 1st place at CWBL Open Finals with Variety Village in White Rock, BC (domestic)…

2010: 7th place at World Championships in Birmingham, UK (Team Canada)… 2nd place at National Championships with Team Ontario in Saskatoon, SK (domestic)…

2009: 3rd place at National Championships with Team Ontario in Montreal, QC (domestic)… 7th place at CWBL Open Finals with Twin City Spinners in Halifax, NS (domestic)…

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