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The New Orleans Hornets Select Darius Miller with the 46th Overall Pick

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Rounding out their 2012 draft, New Orleans selected Kentucky forward Darius Miller with the 46th pick in the draft. In sum, the Hornets drafted a shooting guard in Austin Rivers, a small forward in Miller, and a power forward in Anthony Davis, leaving a big hole at the center position, possibly to be filled through free agency.

Draft Express hinted as recently as March that Miller could be a fringe top-30 prospect, though he was largely overshadowed at Kentucky by forwards Terrence Jones and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, the 2nd overall pick. Miller figures to challenge the underwhelming Al-Farouq Aminu immediately, but at this point, the Hornets probably don't have a starting caliber small forward on the roster.