Alabama forward Brandon Miller will forgo his remaining college eligibility and enter the 2023 NBA draft, he tells Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
Miller is one of the draft’s top prospects, currently ranked third on ESPN’s big board, but he could go as high as second overall behind French phenom Victor Wembanyama, Wojnarowski adds.
As a freshman for the Crimson Tide in 2022/23, Miller averaged 18.8 PPG, 8.2 RPG, 2.1 APG, 0.9 SPG and 0.9 BPG on .430/.384/.859 shooting in 37 games (32.6 MPG). Alabama was a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, but the 20-year-old struggled mightily during the Tide’s three-game run due to a groin strain, with the team ultimately losing to San Diego State in the Sweet 16.
The 20-year-old was widely considered the top prospect in college basketball, earning numerous accolades, including SEC Player and Freshman of the Year and second-team All-America.
A 6’9″ wing, Miller has drawn comparisons to Paul George due to his length, guard-like skills, shot-making and versatility.
However, Miller was also tied to a murder case a couple months ago. He allegedly brought the gun that was used in the killing of a woman on the Tuscaloosa strip in January, according to police testimony.
Miller’s former Alabama teammate Darius Miles and another man, Michael Davis, were arrested and charged with capital murder. While the gun belonged to Miles, Miller reportedly brought it to the scene at his ex-teammate’s request. Miller’s car, which was struck by two bullets during the shooting, was allegedly one of two vehicles blocking the victim’s car.
Miller was not charged with a crime and his coach called him a “fully cooperating witness” who didn’t break any laws or school policies, which is why he was allowed to keep playing.
29 thoughts on “Alabama’s Brandon Miller Entering 2023 NBA Draft”
He is going to be a KILLER nba player
That’s really poor taste. Shame on you.
When Detroit gets him
If he plays for my squad he’s a young kid that made a mistake, if he plays for my rival he’s a total scumbag
Funny how we all act that way about our own players vs other team’s players
Let’s keep the conversation a round basketball, please? Yeah, thanks.
I’m guessing NBA teams interested in drafting him will consider everything that happened off the court, don’t see why people can’t comment here on it
Excuse me? If you want off court gossip you can borrow my sister’s copy of Seventeen magazine a conde nast publication.
On here we stick to the hard wood. Sorry to break it to ya :(
It’s called character/integrity and that needs to be incorporated into anyone being drafted in the top 5. No team wants to risk wasting that high of a pick on a player without integrity and Miller seems to be lacking some based on this real poor decision. Truth will come our eventually and may impact his ability to play ball
Umm was I not clear? The point is to talk about the game, not the drama and gossip. Jeese is this an episode of six and the city?
Wolves 12 free throw attempts
Suns 27 free throw attempts
Bulls vs Lakers at Lakers
Bulls 12 free throw attempts
Lakers 28 free throw attempts
Bulls defeat LeBron and Davis Lakers
Austin Reaves was treated like poor man MJ.
Magic at Lakers
Magic 17 free throw attempts
Austin Reaves 18 free throw attempts
Lakers 46 free throw attempts
Free Throws is the key to win?
How is he not charged if he used his car to help block the victims car in seems crazy to me
He should be banned. And in jail …
I don’t see it. Has Anthony Bennett smell to me.
He’s a real shooter
I thought that was a killer joke!
Don’t you dare.
I bet he can really take a charge!
Yeah, go say that to his face. I’ll wait.
As cold as he was against SD State, I’m really surprised he didn’t try to get it to his shooters more.
Loosen up a bit – – I’m saying it to your face instead!
You’ve got a real twisted sense of humor!
Yeah…you’re probably right about that. Maybe I should just stick with dad jokes :)
Better then lil D’s
Fine. Let’s just hope next time Brandon goes for 3, it isn’t 3-5 years on felony conspiracy, where he’ll be doing a lot of 2 and 3 man workouts where he’s forced to go from guard to stretch big.
Hahaha – – very nice! I may have to borrow that!
Let’s go, Brandon!