After taking 3 years off to focus on his family, former BYU Cougar Chris Miles trying to return to pro basketball

SALT LAKE CITY — A second chance to play pro basketball is hard to pass up. Especially when what took you away from it the first time was something beyond your control.

That was the situation for former BYU big man Chris Miles, who had to step away from the game three years ago for family reasons.

“Before my daughter was born we found out she was going to have some health complications. I was playing in France, so we came home,” said Miles at an open tryout for the Salt Lake City Stars.

Not knowing if he would ever get the chance to play again, he started a basketball academy for young people to stay close to the game.

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