The New Orleans Hornets today assigned rookie forward Darius Miller to the Iowa Energy, the Hornets’ NBA Development League affiliate.  The assignment is the record 85th of the 2012-13 NBA and NBA D-League seasons, while Miller becomes the record 46th NBA player to be assigned to the NBA D-League this season.

Miller (6-8, 235, Kentucky) has appeared in 23 games for the Hornets this season, averaging 2.0 points, 1.7 rebounds and 13.6 minutes.  Originally selected in the second round (46th overall) of the 2012 NBA Draft, Miller was named the 2012 SEC Sixth Man of the Year and set the Kentucky record for games played (152) during his four-year Wildcat career.

Miller is expected to join the Energy today and be available on Saturday, Jan. 5, when the team travels to face the Reno Bighorns at 10 p.m. ET.