Yesterday, CBS Sports’ Jeff Goodman tweeted praise of Darius Miller after his NBA combine performance and today he expanded on the recognition. Goodman wrote an article listing the Winner and Losers of the entire event, and named Miller as one of the major winners in Chicago:
8. Darius Miller – I admit I pegged Miller as a future overseas guy prior to the year, but he’s progressed, matured and developed. Miller showed he can do it all at Kentucky — and did it again in front of all the NBA guys. He made shots from deep, provided consistent effort and also got after it on the defensive end. He’s likely the key to UK getting a record-setting six guys into the first round.
This bodes well for Darius getting into the first round, but more importantly, receiving a guaranteed NBA contract.
Goodman added that media was actually a loser at the event. He says that the ESPN guys had a stronghold on the court, and wouldn’t let any reporters in.
12) Media – I was fortunate enough to be allowed to watch as the “pool reporter”, but no other media members were permitted besides ESPN guys (they air the event). If the NBA wants to add interest to the event, it needs to allow writers and TV guys to watch. It sounds like that may happen next year.
If they start letting media in Corey and I have already decided that we are wearing high-top fades. Hopefully Nerlens and Ryan are still sporting them too, or we’ll look like fools.
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