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Charlotte Hornets’ rising star, Brandon Miller, has left a lasting impression on teammate Gordon Hayward, who is bullish on the No. 2 draft pick’s future.

“I think the thing that impressed me the most about him was his poise in the pocket, especially with the ball in his hands, not only making plays for himself but being able to see over the defense. In practice, he makes passes across the court. That’s stuff that usually takes time to develop,” Hayward shared with Michael Scotto of HoopsHype.

“He should be All-NBA if he wants to be because of his length, size, quickness, and instincts. He obviously has a bright future.”

Hayward’s glowing endorsement reflects Miller’s exceptional qualities and the veteran forward’s confidence in the young player’s potential.

In the ongoing season, Miller has maintained an impressive stat line, averaging 14.4 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 2 assists in 31.1 minutes per game.