2023 NBA Draft Player Profile: F Brandon Miller

Alabama F Brandon Miller
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Shooting Percentages & Measurements

FG%3P%FT%HeightWeightWingspan
43.0%38.4%85.9%6’9″200 lbs.6’11”
2022-23 Stats (Alabama): 18.8 PPG/8.2 RPG/2.1 APG/0.9 BPG/0.9 SPG

Overview

Brandon Miller committed to the University of Alabama as a five-star prospect and the 13th overall player in his class. He ranked fourth among small forwards in that class and became one of the highest ranked players to ever commit to the Crimson Tide. He was the 2021 and 20221 Tennessee Gatorade Player of the Year, averaging over 23 points, eight rebounds, four assists, and two steals per game both years.

At Alabama, Miller became the first SEC player to win SEC Player of the Year, Freshman of the Year, and Tournament MVP in the same season. On February 22nd, he became the first player to score 40 points in a game since 2017 when he had 41 points against South Carolina. He was named one of ten finalists for the Wooden award. It was much deserved after his impressive rookie season.

Strengths

  • Bucket-getter; can shoot the lights out.
  • Can be the primary ball-handler.
  • Showed playmaking potential.

Weaknesses

  • Inside scoring; needs to add muscle to power through contact.
  • Basketball IQ; had a negative assist/turnover ratio.
  • Gets beat off the dribble defensively.

Player Comparison: Jayson Tatum

Draft Projection

Brandon Miller was one of the top college basketball players in the country this past season, and it’s earned him top-three consideration. He was a huge reason why Alabama was ranked so high throughout the college basketball season. While he had a very poor showing in the NCAA tournament, Miller still has the skillset to be a star in the NBA.

Miller should be a top-three draft pick, but at worst will be a top-five selection in the 2023 NBA Draft. He’s my number three prospect, and has proven he can take over games. The Alabama product could find himself becoming the face of a franchise very soon.

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