It’s hard to decide what to make of Quentin Millora-Brown’s 2020-21 season, his first with Vanderbilt after sitting out the prior season due to NCAA transfer rules.
On the one hand, Millora-Brown had the highest Offensive Rating on the team. That happens when you shoot 70 percent from the field and don’t commit too many turnovers. Millora-Brown was mostly shooting layups, but he only attempted 37 shots all season. He also had an offensive rebound rate that would have ranked 47th nationally (and second in the SEC) had he played enough minutes to qualify.
Millora-Brown also had his season sidetracked in mid-January by what I’m assuming was a bout with COVID-19 (Jerry Stackhouse never came out and said this, but the fact that he missed five consecutive games after the team had a game cancelled kind of feels like a giveaway.) That stretch, by the way, followed an outing against Tennessee in which he played four minutes and picked up three fouls, though fouls weren’t really a season-long problem; his 4.7 fouls per 40 minutes is perfectly fine by the standards of a young big man. Then again, he wasn’t the defensive presence you typically want from a guy who’s 6’10”; he blocked 11 shots all season, and Vanderbilt’s defense allowed 107.6 points per 100 possessions with him on the floor, one of the worse marks on the team.
Basically, Millora-Brown showed me just enough to make me think he might be on the Yanni Wetzell career track of moving up from a smaller school and needing close to a full year of action to get accustomed to the level of competition. And with Ejike Obinna and Clevon Brown both gone next season, he should be able to earn as much playing time as he wants. Maybe this is a good thing?