Team M14

Nick Daniels M14 Baskeball Staff

NICK DANIELS

Indianapolis Managing Partner

Born and raised in Aurora, Illinois, Nick Daniels played high school basketball at Waubonsie Valley High for Head coach Steve Weemer.

He was chosen:

  • First Team All-Upstate Eight
  • Daily Herald All-City
  • Naperville Sun All-City
  • Beacon News All-City
  • All-Illinois State Honorable Mention

Daniels attended Highland Community College in Freeport, Illinois from 2006-08.  Highland was voted one of the top 10 winning Junior College programs by ESPN. From there, he transferred to IPFW (Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne) to play basketball under the school’s former head coach, Dane Fife.  Fife is now Assistant Coach of Tom Izzo and the Spartans of Michigan State University.

Since finishing his career playing basketball, Daniels has become a coach.  Coach Daniels was the assistant varsity basketball coach at Waubonsie Valley High School for three seasons. Daniels has also been one of M14′s premier coaches since 2010. Nick is head  of the Private/Team Instruction for M14 as well as 1 of 2 lead trainers for the program.  He strives to inspire young student-athletes and challenges them to achieve more by giving more.

Daniels states,“It has always been a dream of mine to teach the game of basketball.  I have been fortunate enough to learn the game from many great coaches and I’m excited to pass on the knowledge I have learned through M14Hoops.”

Matt Miller M14 Basketball Academy

MATT MILLER

FOUNDER

M14 Hoops was founded by Matt Miller.  His love and dedication to bringing basketball into children’s lives shows in how he runs the company and manages his coaches.

Matt Miller is a native of Aurora, Illinois.  He attended Granger Middle School and Waubonsie Valley High School. At Waubonsie he was voted All-Area and earned a spot on the City vs Suburbs All-Star Team.

In college, Miller played at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.  During that time his Head was Coach Bruce Weber.  The assistant coaches were Matt Painter and Chris Lowery. His Southern Illinois University team finished MVC regular session champions.  They were 11th seed in the NCAA tournament making it to the Sweet 16. Miller played his final two years at Bellarmine University in Louisville Kentucky.  He graduated in 2006.  He ranked 5th in school history in assist and won All-Conference/All-Academic honors.

After college Miller signed his first professional basketball contract in the United Kingdom playing for the Manchester Magic. The year that he served as Captain, the Magic won the English Cup Championship and Miller was voted MVP. Since then he has played throughout Europe in Bosnia and Germany. Miller continues to play internationally being a naturalized citizen of 9th ranked Rwanda.  He most recently competed in the 2009 FIBA African Club Championships.  He won the award for the tournaments best 3-point shooter.