May 17, 2023
Brandon Miller is facing questions from NBA teams at the Draft Combine about his role in the alleged murder that dominated coverage of his Alabama team last season.
Meeting with reporters in Chicago on Wednesday, the Crimson Tide star said he was responding to teams by saying the incident was "a lesson learned" and repeatedly said he should have been more aware of his surroundings.
Miller is currently projected by Yahoo Sports' Krysten Peek to go second overall to the Charlotte Hornets in the 2023 NBA Draft. He is widely considered a top 3 talent after a stellar freshman season at Alabama, though there is little chance of him leap-frogging Victor Wembanyama as the top selection.
While his talent as a future NBA wing isn't in doubt, Miller's decision-making that fateful night in January will hang over his head for the foreseeable future, even if his comment indicates he thinks he's past the possibility of it affecting his career.
Source: Yahoo Sports