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Darius Miller’s name misspelled in Kentucky graduation program

May 7, 2012, 9:23 AM EDT

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I’d be the first to tell you that typos happen.

But when it happens in a graduation program, it’s all the more prominent, and when it happens to a former Kentucky basketball player, someone is bound to snap a picture and post it on the Internet.

Darius (or “Darious”) Miller graduated Sunday at Rupp Arena and, thanks to, we got to see a picture of the now-immortalized spelling mistake.

Taking a look at the keyboard, “o” and “u” are separated by just one key, so it was probably a simple mis-stroke, but still, it’s a tough break.

Miller averaged 9.6 points and 2.6 rebounds as perhaps the most important Sixth Man in the country this past season for the national champion Wildcats.

He is one of six Kentucky players headed to the NBA draft, entering alongside underclassmen Anthony Davis, Terrence Jones, Doron Lamb, Marquis Teague, and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist.

He is projected to be selected in the second round. Check out a photo of the misspelling below.


Daniel Martin is a writer and editor at, covering St. John’s. You can find him on Twitter:@DanielJMartin_

  1. bigbluemaysville1 - May 11, 2012 at 2:42 PM

    To: 8willbe great…

    Did you graduate from college or even high school ???
    Do you have children that may some day graduate from high school or college ???
    Do you expect to see your name or their names misspelled ???
    EVERYONE’S name should be spelled correctly.
    Mistakes happen but this one really should not have !!!
    Darius Miller may be the last UK Basketball Player to spend 4 years getting his degree before going to the NBA. He worked hard both on the court and in the classroom. He has been the Best of the Best at UK and in the Commonwealth of Ky. He is stepping out into a bigger world where a NBA team will be sure to spell his name correctly on every contract and paycheck.
    BUT at the UK GRADUATION on May 6th, 2012 , I am sure that Darius Miller and his parents, family and friends were disappointed to see this misprint.

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