2022 five-star Canadian prospect Leonard Miller will no longer consider going to college and will go pro this year. He is currently declared for the 2022 NBA Draft and is still considering joining the G League Ignite program instead of staying in the draft. When making this announcement on Tuesday afternoon he eliminated the two colleges he was still considering, the Kentucky Wildcats and Arizona Wildcats. Miller has until June 13th to withdraw from the 2022 NBA Draft and join the G League Ignite program.
Canadian draft prospect Leonard Miller announced he will keep his name in the NBA draft pool past the NCAA withdrawal deadline and continue exploring professional options, including G League Ignite and staying in the draft. Has until June 13th to withdraw from the 2022 NBA Draft.
— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) May 31, 2022
The decision for Leonard Miller to stay in the 2022 NBA Draft or withdraw and join the G League Ignite program will largely depend on the feedback he is getting from the draft process. A first-round projection would likely keep the Canadian prospect in the 2022 NBA Draft. Joining the G League Ignite would allow him to work on his game more, get paid, and prepare for the 2023 NBA Draft. College basketball missing out on this prospect is unfortunate, but Miller gets to realize a lifelong dream a year earlier than expected.
Leonard Miller will not play college basketball.
Very intriguing long-term prospect but long ways away from a skill-standpoint.
Would imagine he ends up with G-League Ignite when it’s all said and done.
Much better chance of being first round pick in 2023.
— Adam Finkelstein (@AdamFinkelstein) May 31, 2022
Leonard Miller was deemed eligible for the 2022 NBA Draft out of high school due to his international prospect status. Regardless his pro journey is set to begin and Def Pen Sports will provide an update when he makes a final decision.