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Who is Brandon Miller? All the Facts and Details About the Future NBA Star
- The Charlotte Hornets selected Brandon Miller with the second overall pick
- The forward played for the Alabama Crimson Tide in NCAA Division I
- Miller became a five-star recruit after playing for Cane Ridge High School
Brandon Miller's biography is of keen interest to basketball fans now that the Charlotte Hornets have selected him in the 2023 NBA Draft.
The 20-year-old forward will team up with LaMelo Ball after the Hornets picked him second overall.
Sports Brief looks at all the facts and details about the future NBA star.
Brandon Jordan Miller
Date of birth
November 22, 2002
Place of birth
20 years old
Darrell and Yolanda Miller
Darrell Jr. and Britany
6 feet 9 inches (2.06 meters)
200 pounds (91 kilograms)
Tennessee Mr. Basketball (2022), Jordan Brand Classic (2022), McDonald's All-American (2022), SEC tournament MVP (2023), First-team All-SEC (2023), SEC Rookie of the Year (2023), SEC Player of the Year (2023), NABC Freshman of the Year (2023), Wayman Tisdale Award (2023)
Cane Ridge High School, Alabama
Brandon Miller’s biography
Miller was born on November 22, 2002, in Antioch, Tennessee. His parents are Darrell and Yolanda Miller - Brandon's dad was a tight end at Alabama during his college football days. His mom, Yolanda, ran track back in the day, per The Athletic.
Brandon wasn’t the only Miller child struck by the basketball bug. His older brother, Darrell Jr., played college basketball at Fisk University and turned professional overseas.
His older sister, Britany, has been making waves at Cumberland University, where she is currently the second-leading scorer.
Miller’s physical attributes
He is listed as a 6-foot-9 forward with a 6-foot-11 wingspan to boot, per NBA.com.
His size and long reach make Miller a dominant presence on the defensive end. NBA teams got to witness those talents during the draft combine, causing the forward's draft stock to rise.
His listed weight is 200 pounds (91 kilograms).
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Miller’s high school career
He played basketball for Cane Ridge High School in the city of Antioch. Brandon’s game exploded during his junior season, averaging 23.3 points, eight rebounds, 4.3 assists, 2.6 blocks, and 2.3 steals per contest.
Those numbers helped Miller earn the Tennessee Gatorade Player of the Year Award.
He made a successful defense of his Gatorade Player of the Year Award the following season, averaging 24.1 points, 8.5 rebounds, 4.3 assists, and 2.3 steals per contest during his senior year.
Miller’s college career
Miller, who was a consensus five-star recruit, decided to join Alabama, his father’s old school. He bagged Most Valuable Player honors in this year’s SEC men’s basketball tournament after averaging 20.3 points and 11 rebounds over three outings.
He led the SEC in scoring last season, averaging 18.8 points per contest, and also averaged 8.2 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game.
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Miller nabbed several awards following his incredible freshman season, taking home the SEC Player of the Year and the SEC Rookie of the Year. He was also named first-team All-Conference.
He failed to live up to the hype in the NCAA Tournament, shooting just 19% from the floor in the Crimson Tide’s three games. He also shot just 3 of 19 from the floor in Alabama’s third-round loss to San Diego State, which happened to be his final college game, per Sporting News.
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