Hornets Take Darius Miller at #46 in the Draft

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Published: June 28, 2012

The Hornets have taken Darius Miller–the former teammate of Anthony Davis– at number 46 in the draft.

Miller is the 6th Kentucky Wildcat taken in the draft. He’s a very good spot-up shooter with excellent range. There’s little doubt that he’s going to be able to hit the NBA three. He’s also capable of penetrating defenses. He has nice size and athleticism for his position (6-8, 233).

One thing to note is that he’s been a reserve his entire college career. On one hand, that’s not ideal. On the other, he’s comfortable playing the role that he’s going to be striving to fill in the NBA. He’s not a starting caliber player and there aren’t many who think he’ll ever get there, but theres no reason he can’t develop into a nice three-point specialist who excels in a supporting role. The Hornets could use a guy like that, especially after shooting a woeful 33% from behind the arc last year.

He’s a less than stellar defender who struggles to keep his man from penetrating. He’s also not ¬†very good rebounder, despite having such good size for the SF position.

For more insight, here is the Draft Express player profile for Miller.

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