While he was once thought of as a middle of the first-round pick at the beginning of pre-draft season, Baylor freshman Quincy Miller has not been able to overcome the aftertaste of a disappointing freshman season in workouts with NBA teams and is sliding fast in the most recent mock drafts.
The Warriors wouldn't be relying on Miller to fill their need for a starting small forward, but he has enough talent to make you wonder if he could eventually play that role. Miller, whose torn ACL during his senior season in high school set him back after he was Slam magazine's top prospect of the 2011 class in 2010, said he expects to go anywhere from the late lottery to "the 20s." But he could also fall into the second round.
There's no sugar coating it: becoming a second round pick, without any guaranteed money, would be a disastrous outcome for Miller and surely one he and his representatives didn't foresee when they declared for the draft.
It would also be a blow for Scott Drew's program, as rival coaches would surely pounce on the fact that a player once considered the top prospect in his high school class had his stock drop so precipitously after one season in Waco.