Oliver J. Miller, 41, a former NBA player, pleaded guilty in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court to first-degree assault and carrying a handgun, allegations that stemmed from a family argument at a cookout in April. Deputy State's Attorney Thomas J. Fleckenstein said that Miller followed Jason Worley from the cookout, and was seen whacking Worley in the head and face with a handgun outside Worley's home before driving away. Worley suffered a concussion and other injuries, the prosecutor said, but the gun was not found.
Judge Paul A. Hackner would allow Miller to withdraw his plea if he's inclined to sentence him to more than 18 months, Fleckenstein said. Sentencing is scheduled for December.
Miller played on NBA teams mostly in the 1990s, including the Phoenix Suns and Detroit Pistons. He also had stints elsewhere, including with the Harlem Globetrotters and teams in Europe.