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 lottery pick in 2021. He’s one of the best off the dribble and pull-up jump shooters in the draft class.

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 lottery to mid first round pick in the 2021 NBA Draft

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2021 Shooting Guards

  1. Jalen Green – 6-5 – G League
  2. Moses Moody – 6-6 – Arkansas
  3. James Bouknight – 6-4 – UConn
  4. Keon Johnson – 6-5 – Tennessee 
  5. Josh Christopher – 6-5 – Arizona State
  6. Cam Thomas – 6-3 – LSU
  7. Mojave King – 6-5 – Australia
  8. Brandon Boston Jr. – 6-7 – Kentucky 
  9. Terrance Clarke – 6-6 – Kentucky
  10. Jaden Springer – 6-5 – Tennessee
  11. Taevion Kinsey – 6-5 – Marshall
  12. Scottie Lewis – 6-5 – Florida
  13. David Duke – 6-5 – Providence
  14. Ron Harper Jr. – 6-6 – Rutgers
  15. Juhann Begarin – 6-4 – France
  16. Allen Flanigan 6-6 – Auburn
  17. Paul Scruggs – 6-4 – Xavier
  18. Justin Moore – 6-4 – Villanova
  19. Quentin Grimes – 6-5 – Houston
  20. Marcus Zegarowski – 6-2 – Creighton
  21. Chris Duarte – 6-6 – Oregon
  22. John Petty – 6-6 – Alabama
  23. Aaron Wiggins – 6-6 – Maryland
  24. Ochai Agbaji – 6-5 – Kansas 
  25. A.J. Lawson – 6-6 – South Carolina 
  26. Nahziah Carter – 6-6 – Washington
  27. Kyree Walker – 6-4 – Phoenix, AZ