Brandon Miller in Alabama's Sweet 16 loss to San Diego State. Mar 24, 2023; Louisville, KY, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide forward Brandon Miller (24) dribbles during the second half of the NCAA tournament round of sixteen against the San Diego State Aztecs at KFC YUM! Center. Mandatory Credit: Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

As expected, Brandon Miller is moving on to the NBA.

Miller told ESPN Thursday he will enter the 2023 NBA Draft. He is projected to go within the top few picks, possibly as high as second, behind French sensation Victor Wembanyama.

The 6-9 freshman forward made headlines on and off the court during his lone season for the Alabama Crimson Tide. On the basketball side, he earned second-team All-America honors, scoring 18.8 points and 8.2 rebounds per game, and helping Alabama earn the top seed in the NCAA Tournament.

Off the court, of course, Miller found himself embroiled in controversy. In February, a police officer testified that Miller delivered a gun to former teammate Darius Miles, who faces murder charges in the Jan. 15 shooting death of 23-year-old Jamea Jonae Harris. While local officials say Miller will face no charges stemming from the incident, the events left a cloud hanging over Miller and the program the rest of the season.

Miller told ESPN Thursday he thanked “God, my family, my fans and all the coaches at the University of Alabama” and is looking forward to the draft.

Predictably, Twitter quickly filled up with memes and tweets from users who thought they were being original and refreshingly clever by saying, “Miller could be the greatest shooter of all time,” “He has great SHOT to go high in the draft,” etc. One tweet stood out.



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