Three NBA Draft prospects Spurs fans should watch as March Madness begins
Victor Wembanyama is the consensus first-overall pick, Scoot Henderson is sitting out the rest of the G League Ignite schedule, and the Thompson twins concluded their second season in the Overtime Elite program with a championship ring. So what better time to shift your focus to the wonders of March Madness?
With the much-anticipated 2023 NBA Draft just three months away, front-office executives and armchair scouts are tinkering with their big boards as they figure out which prospects might take their team to the next level. The brightest stars in college basketball will be under the microscope, so who should the San Antonio Spurs monitor?
1. Brandon Miller | Alabama | Freshman | Forward
There was some recent national media buzz about Brandon Miller passing Scoot Henderson as the second-best prospect in this draft class, but that might fade after he went scoreless with three fouls and three turnovers in what should have been a favorable first-round matchup with Texas A&M–Corpus Christi on Thursday.
Alabama still knocked off the 16th-seeded Islanders by a comfortable 21-point margin without Miller bringing anything to the table, though it would be shocking if he doesn't bounce back next game. While Miller laid an egg in his March Madness debut, nobody can refute his talent after he steered the Crimson Tide to the number-one ranking in the nation.
Miller became mired in off-court controversy following an ongoing murder investigation involving a former teammate. And the Spurs must make sure to do their homework before choosing him. With an excellent combination of sharpshooting, defensive instincts, and the regular-season hardware to back up his production, he could be a realistic option.