James Bouknight

NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT

POSITION: SGFROM: UConnHT: 6-4WT: 175
BORN: 9/18/00YEAR: So.WING: NAREACH: NA

Draft Notes

James Bouknight is a long wiry athlete with springy legs and good basketball instincts who is a possible first round draft pick in 2021.

He’s got a nose for crashing the offensive glass, where he puts his leaping ability to good use, rising over taller players to secure the rebound or finish with authority.

He’s got a nice shooting stroke and good touch from the line, from mid range and from 3pt land. As a freshman he shot over 82% from FT and nearly 35% from 3, and is well on his way to developing NBA range on his jumper.

He’s got good handles and a quick firs step and shows the ability to create offensive for himself.

He’s not the most gifted passer at this point and needs to keep his eyes up and do a better job of driving and kicking but he’s got all the skills to make it happen, as he gains experience.

Bouknight is still very thin and needs to add a lot of strength.


Comparisons

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Draft Projection

late first to mid second round pick in the 2021 NBA Draft or 2022 NBA Draft

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2021 Shooting Guards

  1. Jalen Green – 6-5 – G League
  2. Brandon Boston Jr. – 6-7 – Kentucky 
  3. Terrance Clarke – 6-6 – Kentucky
  4. Scottie Lewis – 6-5 – Florida
  5. Josh Christopher – 6-5 – Arizona State
  6. Jaden Springer – 6-5 – Tennessee
  7. Keon Johnson – 6-5 – Tennessee 
  8. Mojave King – 6-5 – Australia
  9. Moses Moody – 6-6 – Arkansas
  10. Josh Primo – 6-6 – Alabama (Canada)
  11. Juhann Begarin – 6-4 – France
  12. James Bouknight – 6-4 – UConn
  13. Bryan Antoine – 6-5 – Villanova
  14. Marcus Zegarowski – 6-2 – Creighton
  15. Chris Duarte – 6-6 – Oregon
  16. Aaron Wiggins – 6-6 – Maryland
  17. Ochai Agbaji – 6-5 – Kansas 
  18. A.J. Lawson – 6-6 – South Carolina 
  19. Nahziah Carter – 6-6 – Washington
  20. Quentin Grimes – 6-5 – Houston
  21. Kyree Walker – 6-4 – Phoenix, AZ