In the late 80’s Harold Miner absolutely dominated high school basketball in the state of California. Miner’s spectacular dunking ability resulted in him being given the nickname “Baby Jordan.” With scholarship offers on the table from every major program in the country, Miner decided to stay local and attend USC. During his illustrious career at USC Miner was a three-time All-Pac-10 player, the conference’s Player of the Year in 1992 and a first-team All-American the same year. Miner was selected with the 12th overall pick in the 1992 draft by the Miami Heat.
Unfortunately, Miner did not last very long in the NBA (just four seasons), retiring due to multiple knee injuries at the age of 24. As of 2011, Miner had settled in Las Vegas, Nevada, and was married with two children. He said that he had wisely invested the money he earned in salary and endorsements during his playing career, allowing him to remain a stay-at-home father, rather than needing to seek employment. Over most of the time since his retirement from basketball, he declined to give interviews or make public appearances, instead remaining private and mostly inaccessible.