There were some rumblings about Brandon Miller surpassing Scoot as the number two player in the 2023 NBA Draft, but off-court controversy and a rotten finish to his freshman season have left some scouts with questions. Nonetheless, the young forward is one of the safest lottery prospects this year due to his two-way production for a dominant college program.
Miller averaged 18.8 points per game and drained 38.4% of his 276 three-point attempts during his one-and-done year at Alabama. He also showed outstanding development as a finisher and playmaker as head coach Nate Oats charged him with more ballhandling duties. While his midrange game was almost nonexistent, he thrived in that area in high school.
No one should expect Miller to make any All-Defense Teams once he gets to the league, but he should be solid on that side of the ball. The 20-year-old has discipline on and off the ball, executing timely rotations, exhibiting sound positioning and footwork, using his length in the passing lanes, and exerting extra efforts for chase-down blocks in transition.