Blazers Draft: Prospect profiles, current fits, future outlooks for Scoot, Miller

Scoot Henderson, NBA G League Ignite, Credit: Lucas Peltier-USA TODAY Sports
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Brandon Miller, Alabama Crimson Tide
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Brandon Miller NBA draft scouting report

Brandon Miller enters the NBA draft as a versatile and intriguing prospect. He showcased his skills and impact during his freshman year at Alabama, averaging 18.8 points, 8.2 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 0.9 blocks, and 0.9 steals per game. His scoring ability is evident at 43 percent from the field, 38 percent from beyond the arc, and 86 percent from the free-throw line.

Combine that with Miller’s 6-foot-9 frame and defensive traits, and you have a consensus top-three pick.

Miller’s well-rounded game earned him accolades at Alabama, including second-team All-American, SEC Player of the Year, and SEC tournament MVP, further solidifying his status as a standout talent. With his versatile skill set and impressive resume, Miller is poised to make a significant impact at the next level.

O’Connor has Miller’s player comparisons as Paul George and Danny Granger as a “tall scorer with playmaking skills who can do everything on the court.”

Miller is 6-foot-9 with a 6-foot-11 wingspan. With his length, defense, and shooting, Miller is an ideal NBA archetype as someone you can plug and play who should immediately contribute to winning. Because of this, he also has a relatively safe floor, as it’s easy to see his game translate to being a starter in the NBA.

Miller has the player profile teams value as someone who is not only a three-and-D wing but can also create his own shot with his length and ball handling, similar to George and Granger.

Defensively, he’d give any team more size and versatility with his ability to guard multiple positions. However, one knock on Miller that somewhat limits his superstar potential is his athleticism. Miller isn’t an elite athlete – he needs to improve his strength and agility to become an exceptionally versatile player who can keep up with guards and not get pushed around by bigs.

It would also help him offensively in terms of creating his own shot and being a star player who can be relied on to make plays for himself and others. If he doesn’t improve in this area, Miller could be an elite role player who could contribute as a third or fourth guy on a great team, which is still a coveted role for almost every team in the league.