HoopsHype Quincy Miller rumors

June 21, 2012 Updates

Sam Amico: Lakers "making real push" to get into 1st round of NBA Draft, says EC exec. Word is they like the Baylor guys: Perry Jones & Quincy Miller. Twitter

After talking with Ty Lawson on Wednesday, draft prospect Quincy Miller was asked just what the Nuggets guard told him. "He said he's trying to convince Masai to pick me," explained Miller, a Baylor product. Denver Post

June 16, 2012 Updates

Michael Cunningham: Baylor F Quincy Miller says he's added 17 pds since end of season, up to 220. Says he still moves well. Twitter

June 9, 2012 Updates

(Quincy) Miller has worked out for the Celtics and has workouts planned with the Cavaliers, Bucks, Rockets and Pistons. He interviewed with the Bulls this week along with several other teams. "I didn't have a favorite team, but I did like the Bulls when (Michael) Jordan played," Miller said. "(The interview) was a great experience. That's a great team, a great organization. It was good because they're right at home, and I wouldn't mind going there." Chicago Tribune

May 31, 2012 Updates

Quincy Miller was once considered a Top 5 player in a very strong high school class before tearing his ACL. He then looked like a shadow of his former self athletically as a freshman at Baylor. According to contacts, Miller has looked improved in workouts. HoopsHype

May 18, 2012 Updates

GMs identified Baylor's Perry Jones, Kentucky's Terrence Jones, Washington's Terrence Ross, Baylor's Quincy Miller and St. Bonaventure's Andrew Nicholson as players who could help their stock the most with great workouts. All of them have one thing in common: skill. And many of them combine that with terrific athleticism to boot. "These workouts can't really measure basketball IQ or your feel for the game. We have a whole season of scouting and film for that," one GM said. "But they can allow us to gauge the skill level of players in ways that sometimes their college systems might hide. It's also a terrific gauge of a player's athletic abilities, which are often pushed to the maximum in workouts." ESPN.com

May 1, 2012 Updates

Quincy Miller originally said he wasn't going to enter the Draft after one season at Baylor. But he changed his mind last week and put his name in, and is likely to go somewhere in the first round despite lingering concerns about his right knee. Miller had been a top collegiate prospect after wowing people in the FIBA Under 18 Championships tournament in San Antonio in 2010, hitting the gold medal-winning 3-pointer for the U.S. team over Brazil. But Miller tore his ACL early in his senior year in high school, and missed most of that season. Although he recovered enough to start 35 games for Baylor, which set a school record for wins this season, pro scouts don't believe he's anywhere near as explosive as he once was. "He was really up and down this year," one college scout said. "You look at his game logs, they were all over the place. He's a future pick. He may end up being picked by a pretty good team and they might get something down the road. But he could be picked in the Lottery because somebody decides they'd rather gamble on something like that than take a guy who's more polished and is closer to his ceiling." NBA.com

April 24, 2012 Updates

Baylor forward Quincy Miller, the Big 12’s Co-Freshman of the Year, will enter the 2012 NBA Draft, school officials announced Tuesday. The announcement came two weeks after Miller, a Chicago native, initially expressed plans to return for his sophomore season. In a statement issued by the school, Baylor coach Scott Drew said Miller had a change of heart after coaches and family members “were able to gather more information and Quincy was able to reflect on his decision.” Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Baylor freshman forward Quincy Miller told @YahooSports he will enter the NBA Draft and hire an agent. The Co-Big 12 Conference Player of the Year averaged 10.6 points and 4.9 rebounds in 37 games. Miller actually said on April 10 that he would return to Baylor, but after further deliberation he changed his mind. One NBA scout believes he can be drafted as high as 15. Story to come on @YahooSports. Miller is expected to hire Dwon Clifton as his agent. Sulia

Quincy Miller tells @Yahoo Sports about changing mind to leave Baylor: "I apologize if I excited too many people, but I feel like this is the best move for me. I love Baylor so much. I love the campus. I love the university. I love everything about Baylor. But I think for myself right now this was best for me." Sulia

April 11, 2012 Updates

Just a day after teammate Perry Jones declared his intentions for the NBA draft, Baylor F Quincy Miller announced during a press conference Tuesday that he would return to school for his sophomore season. Miller, ranked as the seventh best prospect in the 2011 class by Rivals.com, averaged 10.6 points and 4.9 rebounds per game as a freshman. He was also named the Big 12's freshman of the year. Dallas Morning News

April 2, 2012 Updates

Baylor coach Scott Drew said an NBA draft early-entry decision from Perry Jones III and Quincy Miller will come at some point this week after he sits down and meets with the families. If both were to return then the Bears would be one of the favorites again in the Big 12 and possibly a Final Four. ESPN.com

January 10, 2012 Updates
January 6, 2011 Updates

Faced with the possibility that he could be forced to spend two seasons at the college level before entering the draft as part of the new NBA collective bargaining agreement negotiations, Miller doesn't seem to be fazed. Rather than focusing on the potential of being locked out of pro basketball a year longer than he may intend to be – something he does say isn't fair to those select players who are ready to make the jump – Miller maintains his only concern right now is ensuring he is ready to contribute at Baylor. “If the NBA comes, it comes, but right now I'm just worried about being a great college player and helping my team win games,” he says. “I want to be one of the best defensive players in college. I want to be a go-to guy at Baylor. I want to be one of the best.” DraftExpress.com

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