Brandon Miller has been a name that has become a hot topic in recent times. For those who don’t know, Miller was under investigation for the shooting of Jamea Harris. She was a 24-year-old woman who was murdered earlier this year and had a 5-year-old son too. Darius Miles was allegedly the one who committed the crime.
He was charged with capital murder at the time. Sources claim that he fired shots at Harris’ car, while in his car. Michael Flynn Davis was also reportedly seated with Darius at the time of the incident. The shooting led many to be unhappy and sympathize with Harris and her family. The Alabama player maintained his innocence and even said “I love you” when he was moved from Tuscaloosa.
Will the Darius Miles and Jamea Harris controversy affect Brandon Miller’s NBA career?
Miller’s name was brought into this when the investigation revealed that he passed the gun to Miles before the shooting took place. Reports claim that Brandon was not aware of the argument between Jamea and Darius. The latter informed Brandon to bring him his firearm without much context and Brandon did so.
Lawyer for Alabama basketball player Brandon Miller releases statement “to provide additional facts on Brandon’s behalf in response to misstatements in reporting yesterday regarding Brandon.” Key segments attached. pic.twitter.com/MfmFiPT9o6
— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) February 22, 2023
Miller did not touch the gun that was used in the crime, according to his lawyer’s statement. It said, “Brandon never touched the gun, was not involved in its exchange to Mr. Davis in any way, and never knew that illegal activity involving the gun would occur.” This indicates that Miller might not be charged with crimes as his intent wasn’t to assist Miles in committing one.
With that said, his NBA career could be at stake. The Alabama star recently declared that he will be entering the 2023 NBA Draft, according to Adrian Wojnarowski. This isn’t a huge surprise, considering many expected him to be one of the top prospects in the country this year. Apart from Victor Wembanyama and Scoot Henderson, Brandon had NBA scouts lining up to watch him.
University of Alabama forward Brandon Miller – the No. 3 prospect in latest @DraftExpress mock draft – is entering the 2023 NBA Draft, he told ESPN on Thursday. Miller has made a strong case to teams to go second overall behind generational No. 1 pick Victor Wembanyama in June. pic.twitter.com/JIOajIq14b
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 30, 2023
There is no doubt that his draft stock could have taken a hit after the recent NCAA tournament as well. To make matters worse, Miller’s reputation has been affected after being involved in Miles’ capital murder controversy. However, only time will tell if Brandon turns out to be a success in the league, which depends on the franchise that drafts him in June.