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Trojans, Scott Cross Announce Addition of Miles Mendes to 2020-21 Roster

The Troy Trojans and head coach Scott Cross announced the addition of Miles Mendes to the 2020-21 Troy roster, Wednesday afternoon.
A native of Golden Valley, Minn., Mendes was a four-year standout at Farmington HS (2014-19) before spending a prep season at TaylorMade Academy (La.) in 2019-20.

In addition to his accomplishments on the hardwood, Mendes was also a standout for the Tigers football team and track program.

“We are extremely excited about the addition of Miles Mendes to our Troy Trojan Basketball Family!” Cross said Wednesday.

“Miles is an explosive wing that can play multiple positions, and I believe that he will be one of the best offensive rebounders that I have coached before it is all said and done. He is a very good defender that will allow us to switch and mix things up defensively because of his versatility. The thing that I like most about Miles is that he is an OKG (Our Kind of Guy). He is an extremely high character, selfless and tough basketball player that exemplifies the culture that we are trying to build here at Troy.”

Playing for Tharen Johnson (Farmington) and Anthony Taylor (TaylorMade), Mendes amassed over 600 career points, 500 career rebounds, 200 assists and 100 steals.

Selected as a 2019 team captain, Mendes was named a 2019 South Suburban All-Conference first team selection and was named to the 2019 SSC all-defensive team.