Baylor forward Quincy Miller, the Big 12’s Co-Freshman of the Year, will enter the 2012 NBA Draft, school officials announced today.
The announcement came two weeks after Miller, a Chicago native, initially expressed plans to return for his sophomore season. In a statement issued by the school, Baylor coach Scott Drew said Miller had a change of heart after coaches and family members “were able to gather more information and Quincy was able to reflect on his decision.”
“After receiving the full support of the coaching staff, Quincy thought it was in his and his family’s best interest to declare for the 2012 NBA Draft,” Drew said.
Miller, who averaged 10.6 points and 4.9 rebounds per game last season, joined Perry Jones III as the second underclassmen from the Bears’ 30-8 team that reached the Elite Eight to make himself available in June’s NBA Draft.
_ Jimmy Burch