Former Tennessee State standout guard and prolific scorer Patrick Miller had a breakout rookie year playing in the NBA Development League, catching the eye of a multitude of NBA scouts. He parleyed that into a spot this summer on the Chicago Bulls team that won the championship Monday in the Samsung Las Vegas NBA Summer League played from July 10-18.
Miller, a 6-1, 190-pound guard, played in all seven games during the Bulls’ championship run averaging 10.7 minutes and scoring 3.4 points per game. He played 92 seconds but did not take a shot or score in the title game. He played in the D-League this past season as a super sub for the Texas Legends a team affiliated with the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks. Miller played in 47 games starting nine and averaged 11.5 points, 3.4 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game. He shot 47.8% from the floor and 42.4% from 3-point range logging an average of 26.6 minutes per game.
The Chicago, Ill. native starred for Tennessee State, earning first team All-Ohio Valley Conference for the 2012-13 and 2013-14 seasons. Miller graduated as TSU’s sixth all-time leading scorer with 1,900 career points. He led the OVC and finished fifth in the NCAA with 23.7 points per game as a senior in 2013-14 but went undrafted. He later signed a contract to play professional basketball in Turkey during the 2014-15 season. He was drafted with the ninth pick in the second round of the 2015 D-League Draft by Oklahoma City.