Brandon Miller sets the Alabama freshman basketball success record
Alabama needs two more wins to capture its second SEC tournament title in three years, but Brandon Miller already made history this weekend in Nashville, Tenn. With his transition build-up in the second half of Saturday’s Crimson Tide semifinal game against Missouri, the five-star forward set the Alabama freshman record and surpassed Collin Sexton’s mark of 632 points in the 2017-18 season.
Miller reached the mark in his 33rd game with the Crimson Tide, the same number of appearances Sexton had during his freshman season. Reggie King holds Alabama’s all-season record with 747 points in 33 games during his 1978–79 senior campaign.
Miller, who was named SEC Player of the Year earlier this week, leads the conference in scoring (19.5 points per game) and is making 3s (96). He also averages 8.5 rebounds per game while shooting 45.3% from the ground and 40.5% from beyond the arc.
Earlier Saturday, Miller was inducted as one of 16 finalists for the John R. Wooden Award, presented to the most outstanding player in college basketball. He was originally removed from the list when it was announced earlier this month. Miller is also a semifinalist for the Naismith Player of the Year award.
This story will be updated.
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