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Brandon Boston Jr.

NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT

Position: SG SFFROM: KentuckyHT: 6-7WT: 188
BORN: 11/28/01YEAR: Fr.WING: 6-10 3/4REACH: 8-8

Draft Notes

Brandon Boston Jr. is a 5-star recruit who came into Kentucky with high expectations and a lot of hype as a one and done lottery pick but had a tough adjustment to the college level.

He showed flashes of what made him a high recruit, with his great size and length for the position and a smooth game. His handles are solid but he lacks blow-by speed and didn’t show a great ability to beat his man off the dribble.

Boston Jr. is built in the Brandon Ingram mold but so far hasn’t been able to translate his skills as well as we thought he would.

His shooting release is smooth and he holds a lot of promise as an offensive weapon but shot only 35.5% from the field and 30% from 3 during his year at Kentucky.

Boston is still very thin and lacking strength but this shouldn’t be a problem for long, as he’s likely to fill out his frame over the next couple of years.

He holds is own on the defensive end but doesn’t necessarily project as a lock down defender. He’s solid off the ball, reading the play and jumping passing lanes, using his nearly 6-11 wingspan to disrupt the play.

He was once considered a sure-fire lottery pick but is now looking more like a late first to mid second rounder.


Comparisons

  • Jeremy Lamb
  • Brandon Ingram lite

Draft Projection

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

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2021 Shooting Guards

  1. Jalen Green – 6-5 – G League Ingite
  2. Moses Moody – 6-6 – Arkansas
  3. James Bouknight – 6-5 – UConn
  4. Keon Johnson – 6-5 – Tennessee 
  5. Jaden Springer – 6-4 – Tennessee
  6. Chris Duarte – 6-6 – Oregon
  7. Cam Thomas – 6-3 – LSU
  8. Tre Mann – 6-5 – Florida
  9. Josh Primo – 6-6 – Alabama
  10. Joe Wieskamp – 6-6 – Iowa
  11. Quentin Grimes – 6-5 – Houston
  12. Josh Christopher – 6-5 – Arizona State
  13. Brandon Boston Jr. – 6-7 – Kentucky 
  14. D.J. Steward – 6-3 – Duke
  15. David Duke – 6-5 – Providence
  16. D.J. Steward Jr. 6-6 – Miss. State
  17. Paul Scruggs – 6-4 – Xavier
  18. Austin Reaves – 6-5 – Oklahoma
  19. Aaron Wiggins – 6-6 – Maryland
  20. RJ Nembhard – 6-5 – TCU
  21. A.J. Lawson – 6-6 – South Carolina 
  22. Alan Griffin – 6-5 – Syracuse
  23. Juhann Begarin – 6-4 – France
  24. M.J. Walker – 6-5 – Florida State
  25. Malcolm Cazalon – 6-6 – France 
  26. Scottie Lewis – 6-5 – Florida
  27. Marcus Zegarowski – 6-2 – Creighton
  28. John Petty – 6-6 – Alabama
  29. Nahziah Carter – 6-6 – NA
  30. Kyree Walker – 6-4 – Phoenix, AZ