Miller Declares for NBA Draft

Wire Services
Posted Apr 24, 2012

A couple of weeks after telling Baylor Nation he would be coming back to school in the fall, Quincy Miller says he is going to the NBA.

As first reported by Yahoo Sports, and later confirmed by Scott Drew via CBS Sports, Quincy Miller has reversed course and has opted to declare for the NBA Draft. The NBA's early entry deadline is April 29, and Miller's decision reversal is now the first real example of how meaningless the April 10 NCAA deadline really is. Two short weeks ago Miller announced at Baylor's baseball game that he would be returning to school, and received a standing ovation from the Baylor crowd for the announcement.

Miller told Yahoo: "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."

In confirming the report, Coach Drew told CBS that Miller "thought it was best for him and his family."

While losing Miller is a difficult blow to Baylor's lineup for next season, Coach Drew is comforted in the fact that he has a top 5 signing class nationally coming in along with returning several key pieces from the Elite 8 run last year. There's no question though that the loss of Miller's blend of skill and athleticism leaves a hole that will have to be filled by some of Baylor's untested, or relatively inexperienced pieces.

Miller left a parting shot on Twitter for Baylor fans: "Once a Bear, Always a Bear!" And the Baylor fans undoubtedly echo that sentiment and wish him well in the NBA.

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