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Quincy Miller
Ht/Wt: 6-9 / 210 lbs
Position: SF
Team: Baylor
Class: Freshman

2012 Draft Profile - Quincy Miller

Quincy Miller is a classic SF prospect in todayís NBA. He is a freshman playing on a loaded Baylor team and is coming off a torn acl his sr yr in hs but that doesnít change the fact that he is still very much on the radar of nba scouts. At 6ft9 210lbs he has a similar body type and athleticism to Portlandís Nicolas Batum. As a true SF prospect should be, Quincy Miller is very versatile and does a lot of things well on the court. Starting with his offensive repertoire Miller has a very nice one on one game, especially when has the ball on the wing or high post he can take the ball from a triple threat position and has a pick your poison array of moves, if you play him close he will use his first step and length to get around you, if you play off he will shoot the jumper, or he can back you down and use his height and soft touch to get a high percentage shot. Quincy has shown flashes of taking over the game, his ability to shoot turn around shots is a real weapon as he has a nice touch with the height and length to get a good look at the hoop and almost impossible to block his shot. Quincy is comfortable handling the ball on the perimeter and his outside shot is good enough to where you have to guard him, he is a good rebounder and can post up smaller players and is a good FT shooter. For being a star player Quincy does a good job of not trying to do too much and playing under control. With his size and athleticism he has the tools to be a good, versatile defender who can make plays. Despite a thin frame, Quincy plays with a great deal of strength. Quincy hails from the tough streets of Chicago, he has experienced a lot in his young life and carries himself like a man beyond his years, he has great confidence on the court and is an all around popular guy with a personality that fits well into todayís NBA.

The negatives start with inexperience. The last 2 years he has spent a lot of time recovering from a serious knee injury and trying to fit in with a talented and veteran Baylor team. Also, he can be a little too passive, doesnít seem to work hard to get the ball in his hands on offense probably because he used to a game plan revolving around him. Quincy will dominate parts of games than quickly disappear for stretches. Also, if Miller realized his talents on the defensive end he could be a top defender but this could be a challenge for coaches because guys with Millerís ability like to use their energy on the offensive end.

The scary thing is Quincy reminds me of a big time NBA flop in Darius Miles. They come from the same area and have very similar skill sets and both seem very connected to the NBA lifestyle which can be a good or bad thing. If Quincy keeps his nose clean (he has no history of discipline problems), he can be a face of a franchise or even ambassador for the league, but you would be wise to do your checks and make sure that his heart is to have the career that his potential suggests, rather than become satisfied with being an NBA player making millions. Teams continued to roll the dice on Darius Miles because of his talent only to be burned because he didnít have the heart to reach his potential. However, there are many SFs in the NBA that look similar to Miller like Stephen Jackson, Danny Granger, I even see flashes of Carmelo and Paul Pierce. I can see why scouts are so high on Quincy Miller, he looks like an all star talent.
Player profile submitted by: Tom Patterson

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