Scouts and a good number of general managers in the NBA are impressed with Brandon Miller’s play despite being indirectly involved in an off-court shooting incident that resulted in a fatality of a young mother back in February this year. The former McDonald’s All-American was bombarded with boos from a hostile crowd after his name was cleared from the shooting. Still, instead of caving in from the pressure, Miller continued his stellar play down the stretch for Alabama.
On March 13, 2023, Miller was named as one of five players on the first team of the Associated Press All-American and is the only freshman on the list. The lanky forward is currently averaging 19.1 PPG, 8.2 RPG, and 2.0 APG. One of the best players in the nation, his impressive play has garnered positive noise from scouts and some are suggesting that his draft stock should continue to rise all the way to the number 2 or the number 3 pick in this year’s NBA draft.
In this year’s NCAA Madness, because of the controversy that followed Miller, Alabama and the NCAA management decided to hire an armed escort for him, thoroughly following him everywhere as a precaution.
Alabama is poised for a deep run in this year’s tournament and Brandon Miller is one of their top players this season. Where he truly falls in June’s draft remains to be seen, but it’s hard to argue that he has the ability to block any distraction off the court while continuing to play a high level of basketball has won him fans inside front offices in the league. Miller has a high upside and scouts stated that he has the ability to develop into a franchise cornerstone in the future.