When Brandon Miller was selected second overall in the NBA Draft by Charlotte, even die-hard Hornets fans were disappointed. Scoot Henderson was the trendy option at the No. 2 spot, and they weren’t willing to hear the so-called experts telling them that Miller was the better fit.
Fans got to see Miller in action for the first time Monday night as the Hornets faced off with the Spurs, minus Victor Wembanyama, and they certainly saw moments of brilliance from the former Alabama star.
With the top pick Wembanyama announcing he’d sit out these three games in Sacramento and wait until Vegas Summer League play to make his Spurs debut, last year’s SEC Player of the Year started slowly, which helped put Charlotte in a huge hole they never got out of.
However, Miller warmed up in the second half and ended with a very respectable 18 points, five rebounds, three assists, a block and a steal, including this incredibly difficult reverse layup on the game’s final play.