When Angel Reese and Ashley Owusu transferred out of Maryland last summer, things could’ve gone very far south for both Miller and the program. Instead, the projected lottery pick showed her worth as a team’s central star, carrying Maryland to an Elite Eight appearance.
Miller might have the highest ceiling of all players in the draft, standing 6-foot-3 with the ability to guard multiple positions, and that's why the Minnesota Lynx selected her No. 2 overall. Her improved handles and ability to finish at the rim are also tremendous plusses. With raw athleticism and impressive speed, Miller could slide into guard or forward slots. She feels perfect for this era of WNBA basketball.
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Diamond Miller’s final season by the numbers: 19.7 points per game, 47.6% FG, 6.4 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 2.1 steals, 1.3 blocks, 3.2 turnovers, 22% 3-point, 79.8 FT%
Miller is a burst of energy on both ends of the court, able to play in a quick-tempo offense and defend players of all sizes. Her long arms get in the way of passing lanes, and despite being better categorized as a guard, she swatted 1.3 blocks this season.
Her shooting needs improvement, but seeing her better-than-average results at the foul line is encouraging. Miller feels like the type of player who can take over games and make her teammates better along the way.
Day: Monday, April 10
Time: 7 pm ET
Where: Spring Studios, New York City
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