Jordan Miller Scouting Report

Scouting Reports

After transferring from George Mason to Miami, Jordan Miller thrived in scaling his game up to the ACC. As a 5th year senior at Miami, Miller earned All-ACC honors as one of the most efficient players in the conference. On the year, Miller averaged 15.3 PPG, 6.2 RPG, 2.7 APG, 1.2 SPG, 0.4 BPG, and 1.3 TOPG on splits of 54.5/35/78. Below is his full scouting report:

Name: Jordan Miller

Height/Weight: 6’5/192

Wingspan/ standing reach: 6’11 ¾/8’7 ½  

Hand size: 9 ¼ 

Position: Wing

Pre-Draft team: Miami

Tools: Frame, finishing, defense


  • Long arms
  • Strong finisher at the rim with great touch and footwork in the paint
  • Has a good spin move on drives
  • Finishes well with both hands
  • Quick first step and overall good burst
  • Good rebounder on both ends of the floor
  • Outstanding lateral quickness
  • High defensive upside
  • Good feel for the game and quick to process what he sees
  • Good court vision


  • Inconsistent shooter
  • Slow off the dribble shot that is easy to block
  • Lacks much of an advanced handle

Swing Skills:

  • Jump shooting


Jordan Miller is a unique, somewhat tweener, off-guard that can clamp down defensively on-ball, create havoc off-ball and finish at the rim.

Defensively, with a good motor, outstanding length and likely versatility, intelligence to read plays before they happen and force ball-handlers to make bad decisions, and outstanding lateral quickness, his upside as a defender in the NBA is high with quick translation. He should easily be able to guard 1-4 in the NBA, and he has shown the ability to be an impactful defender as both a help-side defender and in general among the trees in a crowded paint.

Offensively, Miller thrives as he gets closer to the rim. An outstanding finisher in every facet, Miller uses his length at the rim well, and he has a patented spin move and a strong bump that allow for him to easily create space off of defenders, no matter their position. Miller did well off of flashes last season, which was a strong zone-buster. He was able to both playmake for others and get to the rim with long strides and long arms within one dribble from the free throw line. As a playmaker, Miller doesn’t have special creation moves for others, per se, but he does see the floor well, he finds cutters with ease, he’s quick to act on the openings he sees within defenses, and most importantly he is very limited in making mistakes with the ball in his hands.

The main concern and drawback to Jordan Miller lies in his jump shooting. While the touch is there, indicated by his strong FT%, he has only shot better than 33% once in the five years in college. Mechanically, the shortcomings are easy to spot: low release point, slow shot both spotting up and off the dribble, and a long lean into his shot off the catch rather than a one motion catch into shooting. At a minimum, Miller will have to be able to shoot a respectable percentage on open jump shots, since teams will likely sag off.

Overall, Jordan Miller will have to hang his hat on defense and being a mistake-free last option offensively, because he turns 24 around the halfway point of his rookie season. If he can embrace his elite lateral quickness and dominant physical tools for the defensive end, he can carve out a role as a defender on a title-contending team. The outcomes for Miller have quite a wide range, but he is one of the most unique guard prospects in the draft.

Similar to: Josh Richardson, Frank Ntilikina, Josh Okogie

Projected draft range: 40-undrafted

Expected role: Lockdown defender that can be trusted not to panic or make mistakes when the ball is put in his hands.

Unplayable if: Lack of jump shooting and static playmaking make him a tweener in all the wrong areas, limiting offensive ability.

Exceeds expectations if: Final year of Miami’s shooting numbers translate to a smaller scale, allowing for him to hit open jumpers consistently, and potentially commanding closeouts.

Miscellaneous Synergy Stats:

Halfcourt at rim: 89-139 (64%)

Catch & shoot 3s: 27-84 (32.1%; 44th percentile)


Shot chart: