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1 - Darius Miller

6-7, 238 Small Forward
KENTUCKY_65.GIF Kentucky Senior
Birthday
03/21/90 (29.7 yrs)
Hometown
Maysville, KY
High School
Mason County
Team Site Profile
Statistics
Athleticism
7
Size
8
Defense
7
Strength
8
Quickness
6
Leadership
8
Jump Shot
8
NBA Ready
8
Ball Handling
7
Potential
6
Passing
8
Intangibles
8

NBA Comparison: Landry Fields

Strengths: Experienced wing that has been an excellent role player on a championship-caliber team for three consecutive years … Has nice size for a small forward, standing 6’7.5" in shoes with a 6’9" wingspan … Strong frame … Quick trigger on the perimeter … Squares up to the basket efficiently … A very good spot-up shooter that moves well without the basketball …  Doesn’t need the ball to help the team on offense … Likes to camp in the corner, which creates space for post players and a potential bailout for ball-handlers … Can put the ball on the floor if the defense over-commits to him on the perimeter … Capable of making basic moves off the dribble … Keeps the ball low when changing directions … Is seeing a lot of success shooting pull-up jumpers from 15-20 feet away from the hoop … Good shot-selection … Isn’t going to make a ton of mistakes or bad decisions … Solid defender … Moves his feet fairly well and uses his strength to keep players in front of him … Ready to contribute as a role-player right away …
 
Weaknesses: Won’t blow anybody away with his athletic ability … Not particularly quick or fast … Despite improved ball-handling ability, is not the type of player to attack the rim … Shoots a very limited number of free-throws (only averaged 1.7 free-throws attempted per game in his senior season) … Upside is limited …
 
Overall: Even though he’s not the most athletic or skilled player in the draft, Miller has a lot to offer NBA teams … He can be effective and efficient without having to take many opportunities away from his teammates … For that reason, he’d be better suited on a team with a star or two already on the roster … His experience and role-playing potential will make him a very attractive option in the late-first or early-second round …

Tyler Ingle 6/16/12

Notes: Measured 6’7 (in shoes) 238 lbs, with a 6’9 wingspan at the 2011 Kevin Durant Skills Academy.

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