John Butler

NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT

POSITION: PFFROM: Florida StateHT: 7-1WT: 190
BORN: NAYEAR: Fr.WING: NAREACH: NA

Draft Notes

Butler had an impressive freshman season and has the attention of NBA scouts.

The way he moves around the court at 7-1 is beyond impressive. And the fact that he’s a dead-eye 3pt shooter as well only adds to the intrigue.

He’s very thin but agile and coordinated. Many 7-footers are clumbsy or slow but Butler is a fluid athlete who doesn’t look out of place in his frame.

He does a lot of nice things on defense, especially on the perimeter but doesn’t anchor a defense or guard very well in the post. His length is a major factor and alters a lot of shots but in the paint he can be bodied out of the way and isn’t really a center on D.

His biggest appeal is his ability to float around the perimeter and stroke the 3-ball. For the season he shot almost 40% from 3pt land and his shot certainly looks nice. It seems like this area of his game will translate well to the NBA, even though he shot a terrible FT % (on only 25 attempts).


Comparisons

  • his game reminds a little of Channing Frye but he’s longer and more of an athlete than Frye.

Draft Projection

possible first round pick in the 2022 NBA Draft or 2023 NBA Draft

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2022 PF Rankings

  1. Jabari Smith – 6-10 – Auburn
  2. Paolo Banchero – 6-9 – Duke
  3. Nikola Jovic – 6-10 – Serbia
  4. Keegan Murray – 6-8 – Iowa
  5. John Butler – 7-1 – Florida State
  6. Jeremy Sochan – 6-9 – Baylor (England)
  7. Moussa Diabate – 6-10 – Michigan (France)
  8. E.J. Liddell – 6-7 – Ohio State
  9. Adama Sanogo – 6-9 – UConn
  10. Michael Foster – 6-8 – G League Ignite
  11. Dominick Barlow – 6-9 – Overtime Elite
  12. David Roddy – 6-5 – Colorado State
  13. Jake LaRavia – 6-8 – Wake Forest
  14. Brady Manek – 6-9 – North Carolina
  15. Azuolas Tubelis – 6-9 – Arizona (Lithuania)
  16. Drew Timme – 6-10 – Gonzaga
  17. Isaiah Mobley – 6-10 – USC
  18. Babacar Sane – 6-8 – Senegal
  19. Makur Maker – 7-0 – Australia
  20. Leonardo Okeke – 6-9 – Italy
  21. Roko Prkacin – 6-9 – Croatia
  22. Anton Watson – 6-9 – Gonzaga 
  23. Trayce Jackson-Davis – 6-9 – Indiana
  24. Keion Brooks – 6-8 – Kentucky
  25. Toumani Camara – 6-8 – Dayton
  26. Jacob Toppin – 6-7 – Kentucky
  27. C.J. Walker – 6-8 – UCF