2. Charlotte Hornets select Brandon Miller
The consensus has Miller going second overall over Scoot Henderson if the Hornets stay at two. Those are projected to be the second and third picks by everyone, but the drama lies with which team gets to make the selections. Multiple teams are interested in moving up, including the New Orleans Pelicans, who may be offering Zion Williamson.
Assuming Charlotte keeps the number two pick, Miller would give them a 6’8 wing that is coming off an outstanding lone season at the University of Alabama. He averaged 18.8 points, 8.2 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 0.9 steals, and 0.9 blocks in 32.6 minutes per game and showed a versatile skill set that put him in the conversation to go this high. Miller was viewed as a lottery pick coming into the season, but nobody expected him to challenge Scoot to go second.
Every NBA team wants wings with size and defensive versatility. Miller is 6’8 with a plus wingspan and elite shooting ability. At worst, he is a productive 3-and-D wing for the next decade, and he has the upside to be an elite scorer with playmaking ability. Miller could certainly become a superstar if he continues to develop.
The Charlotte Hornets have a difficult decision to make here. Scoot Henderson has superstar upside of his own, but it appears Charlotte wants LaMelo Ball to be their lead ball-handler. Brandon Miller is a fantastic fit next to him and becomes the choice at two in this mock draft.