Jared Butler

NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT

POSITION: PGFROM: BaylorHT: 6-3WT: 195
BORN: 8/25/00YEAR: Jr.WING: NAREACH: NA

Draft Notes

The 6-3 combo guard can play on or off the ball and is a well-grounded player, contributing in all aspects of the game. He can create offense with the ball in his hands (although he’s not a pure point guard) and he can play on the wing or sit in the corner spacing the floor.

He’s got a strong upper body and should be NBA ready from day 1, both from a physical standpoint and the maturity in his game. He’s a good decision maker and plays to a team first game and plays to win.

Butler has gotten more and more consistent and efficient over the years and he’s hitting nearly 49% from the field and 43% from 3 this season. His assist numbers are up (4.8) and his scoring is up to 17ppg.

Butler scores from all 3 levels. He can hit the 3 ball off the catch and shoot or off the dribble and he’s got a nice mid range game. His strength helps him finish through contact and he’s a creative finisher (although not a real high flyer).

He’s a good FT shooter at just under 80% but it would be nice to see him bump that up a little.

And he needs to cut down on the turnovers (3 per game).


Comparisons

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Draft Projection

mid first round pick in the 2021 NBA Draft

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2021 Point Guards

  1. Cade Cunningham – 6-8 – Oklahoma St.
  2. Jalen Suggs – 6-4 – Gonzaga
  3. Davion Mitchell – 6-2 – Baylor
  4. Josh Giddey – 6-8 – Australia
  5. Jared Butler – 6-3 – Baylor
  6. Daishon Nix – 6-4 – G League
  7. Ayo Dosunmu – 6-5 – Illinois
  8. Joel Ayayi – 6-5 – Gonzaga
  9. Sharife Cooper 6-0 – Auburn
  10. Tre Mann – 6-5 – Florida
  11. Miles McBride – 6-2 – West Virginia
  12. Nah’Shon Hyland – 6-3 – VCU
  13. Rokas Jokubaitis – 6-4 – Lithuania
  14. David Johnson – 6-5 – Louisville
  15. Jason Preston – 6-4 – Ohio
  16. Carlos Alocen – 6-4 – Spain
  17. Javonte Smart – 6-4 – LSU