Updated 1 year ago by Mary Jo Perino
True Blue fans waited in lines that stretched a city block because one of their own had returned home.
Darius Miller was in Maysville Wednesday for an autograph signing and because he was the grand marshall in the Fourth of July parade.
The former Mason County star was drafted by the New Orleans Hornets in the second round after helping UK win a national title.
"I really appreciate all of the support I've gotten throughout my career," Miller told the Ledger Independent. "I'm very happy to be a part of all of this."
Miller was also presented with a Commonwealth of Kentucky flag and the day was designated as Darius Miller Day by Maysville Mayor David Cartmell.
Miller added that he's eager to reunite with UK teammate Anthony Davis, who was the first overall pick by the Hornets last Thursday.
"Yeah, I can't wait," he said. "Austin Rivers (the Hornets' second selection in the first round and 10th overall pick) is also a really talented player and we're excited about playing together."
The Hornets begin play in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas on July 15 against the Portland Trail Blazers and Miller said he would be heading back to New Orleans Thursday to prepare for the five games the team will play in seven days.