NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT
|POSITION: PG||FROM: Baylor||HT: 6-3 3/4||WT: 193|
|BORN: 8/25/00||YEAR: Jr.||WING: 6-4||REACH: 8-2 1/2|
Butler’s basketball future is in doubt after a potential heart condition was discovered during the NBA Draft combine. Butler will be meeting with physicians to determine whether or not he’s able to continue his basketball career. We hope all is well and he’s able to play.
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).
- George Hill+
mid first round pick in the 2021 NBA Draft
2021 Point Guards
- Cade Cunningham – 6-8 – Oklahoma St.
- Jalen Suggs – 6-4 – Gonzaga
- Josh Giddey – 6-8 – Australia
- Davion Mitchell – 6-2 – Baylor
- Jared Butler – 6-3 – Baylor
- Tre Mann – 6-5 – Florida
- Miles McBride – 6-2 – West Virginia
- Nah’Shon Hyland – 6-3 – VCU
- Sharife Cooper 6-0 – Auburn
- Ayo Dosunmu – 6-5 – Illinois
- Joel Ayayi – 6-5 – Gonzaga
- Rokas Jokubaitis – 6-4 – Lithuania
- Duane Washington Jr. – 6-3 – Ohio State
- Dalano Banton – 6-9 – Nebraska
- Daishon Nix – 6-4 – G League
- David Johnson – 6-5 – Louisville
- Jason Preston – 6-4 – Ohio
- D.J. Carton – 6-1 – Marquette
- Javonte Smart – 6-4 – LSU
- Mac McClung – 6-2 – Texas Tech