As has been expected for a while, Brandon Miller made it official Thursday in a tweet by ESPN’s senior NBA insider Adrian Wojnaroswki that he is forgoing his college eligibility and entering his name into the 2023 NBA Draft.
Alabama’s talented freshman led the Crimson Tide in scoring with 18.8 points per game, in addition to 8.2 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game. Miller’s superb season was rewarded with many individual awards, including being voted 2023 Freshman of the Year by the SEC, the National Association of Basketball Coaches, and the United States Basketball Writers Association, as well as an Associated Press First Team All-American.
Starting in all 37 of Alabama’s games this season, Brandon Miller accumulated 696 points putting him second in program history behind Reggie King's 747 points in the 1978-79 season, for points in a single season. With his 696 points, Miller led the SEC in scoring as a true freshman, just the fourth player to do so in the past 50 seasons. Miller is also the only Division I player in the past 30 seasons to put up 695 points, 305 rebounds, and 105 threes in a single season.
According to multiple experts, Miller is expected to be selected in the top five picks and the first collegiate player taken in the upcoming NBA Draft. In the most recent ESPN mock draft, Jonathan Givony had Miller projected to be selected third by the San Antonio Spurs.
The early entrant deadline for the NBA Draft is April 23 with the players having until May 31 to withdraw their names and return to school. The 2023 NBA Draft is scheduled for June 22
Players have until April 23 to declare as early entrants, and once they do, the deadline to withdraw their names and return to school is May 31. The 2023 NBA Draft is set for June 22 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
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