SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — NBA veteran and South Dakota native Mike Miller is under contract with the Denver Nuggets through next season — and is anxious to fulfill that commitment.

The 17-year pro returned to his home state Saturday to participate in a basketball clinic in Sioux Falls. He tells the Argus Leader ( that he still enjoys playing and he plans to keep going as long as he can.

Miller, who played high school basketball in Mitchell, was a former fifth overall NBA pick and was the 2001 rookie of the year with the Orlando Magic.

Miller says there is a lot of young talent in Denver and the team has a bright future. He says the Nuggets are a great organization and deserve good things.

Miller played in 20 games last season.