Brandon Miller is slated to be one of the top picks in Thursday night’s NBA Draft and could even go as low as No. 2.
This despite his links to a deadly shooting in January in which his former teammate was charged with capital murder.
But before the draft, even with the controversy surrounding the death of a 23-year-old woman, Miller won the support of police in his hometown of Nashville, Tennessee.
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«Chief Drake and the MNPD family are cheering on Nashville native and @AlabamaMBB Brandon Miller heading into Thursday’s @NBADraft! Brandon’s mom and dad have been close to Chief Drake for years, starting when his two older sons were active in our Police Athletic League in the 1990s,» the Metro Nashville Police Department tweeted Thursday afternoon.
Due to the circumstances surrounding Miller, Twitter users were quite surprised to see the tweet.
«Not a partnership I would have thought would happen. Miller and the police.» wrote a user.
«Will he join your jail league?» asked another.
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Miller was embroiled in controversy for the remainder of the season because he was not charged or punished by the school. However, his car was hit by stray bullets.
Darius Miles, the former Alabama player, and Michael Davis have been charged with the murder of Jamea Harris. Miles legally owned the gun and had previously left it in Miller’s car.
Miller transported, but never delivered, the alleged murder weapon to Miles, so police said Miller could not be charged.
«I never lose sight of the fact that a family lost a loved one that night,» Miller said in March. «This whole situation is really heartbreaking. Respectfully, that’s all I can say about it.»
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Players Jaden Bradley and Cooper Lee were also in attendance; Lee admitted to being in Miller’s car.