Brandon Miller is the frontrunner to be No. 2 overall pick, per report
Brandon Miller is currently the frontrunner to go No. 2 overall to the Charlotte Hornets in the 2023 NBA Draft, according to a report.
That’s per ESPN’s Jonathan Givony, who released an updated mock draft on Wednesday morning. His new mock does have Miller going off the board at No. 2 to Charlotte. It also includes some important intel on Miller’s draft stock.
According to Givony, Miller is widely expected to be the pick at No. 2 if he’s able to answer the Hornets’ questions about his involvement in the death of Jamea Harris. Miller, who did not address questions regarding this matter when he met with teams at the NBA combine, is set to meet with Charlotte on June 10, per Givony.
Here’s en excerpt of his analysis:
He sat down with 12 teams at the draft combine in Chicago, but arrived holding a legal brief written by his attorneys informing teams that he would not be able to comment on specific details regarding his involvement in the lead-up to the fatal shooting of Jamea Jonae Harris. It’s the biggest factor holding him back from being the easy choice at No. 2, as many expect to be the case in Charlotte. Miller’s fit with Charlotte’s roster looks ideal, and he is considered the front-runner here if he can do enough to alleviate off-court concerns.
The legal case against former Alabama player Darius Miles, who has been charged with capital murder along with 1 other man, is still ongoing. Miller is considered to be a cooperating witness by Tuscaloosa PD and has not been charged with any crime.
The other top contender to be selected No. 2 overall is G-League Ignite guard Scoot Henderson.
The 2023 NBA Draft will be held on June 22.