Woj Provides Positive Report on Brandon Milller’s Draft Status

Alabama Forward Brandon Miller (24) calls a play against Texas A&M at Reed Arena in Tuscaloosa, AL on Saturday, Mar 4, 2023.

It was a turbulent season to say the least for former Alabama star Brandon Miller. The capitol murder charges against former teammate Darius Miles and Miller’s alleged involvement in the situation hung over the team for a large portion of the season and into the postseason, with much of the media questioning Miller’s character.

But according to a report from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the situation is not going to affect Miller’s draft stock in any way, and teams are actually finding green flags with regards to Miller the person in their research.

“Teams have already spent a lot of time and resources on that particular event and the background of Brandon Miller. And what I’m getting back from those organizations is not only did they not find anything that they would consider disqualifying to select Brandon Miller, they are finding a young man who they say is mature, focused, whose character and his habits are actually an asset in their evaluation of him,” Wojnarowski said.

Miller is poised to go in the top three of the NBA Draft at the end of June. With the Spurs winning the draft lottery last night and all but guaranteed to select French sensation Victor Wembanyama, who is one of the most hyped up prospects in history, it becomes a battle for the second pick between Miller and Scoot Henderson of the G-League Ignite.

The Charlotte Hornets hold the second pick in the draft and the Portland Trailblazers hold the third, although it has been speculated that Portland may look to move the third pick to pair an established star with Damian Lillard. After the first pick, there will be a lot of questions that won’t be answered until draft night.