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Hey, NBA draft scouts: Brandon Miller makes two highlight-reel plays early in Vanderbilt game

Nick Gray
The Tuscaloosa News

Alabama basketball freshman Brandon Miller has exceeded expectations in his first collegiate season, and now he's showing off.

Miller made two plays before the first media timeout on Tuesday against Vanderbilt in Nashville that will lead his highlight reel on NBA Draft night June 22.

The first was a dunk in transition where Miller showed the athleticism and explosiveness that the NBA teams covet.

The next play was a step-back made 3-pointer that looked too easy for the 20-year old.

Tuesday's game is a homecoming for Miller, who is from Antioch, Tennessee, a Nashville suburb, and went to Cane Ridge High School.

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Miller is pushing for league and national honors among freshman and regardless of class. Miller leads the SEC in scoring (19.5 points per game) and is No. 4 in rebounding (8.2 per game) while shooting 46.2% from 3.

NBADraft.net currently has Miller going No. 3 overall in the latest mock draft and the top collegiate player. The player comparison in his profile on the website is Clippers All-Star forward Paul George.