Brandon Boston Jr.

NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT

Position: SG SFFROM: KentuckyHT: 6-7WT: 185
BORN: 11/28/01YEAR: Fr.WING: 6-10REACH: NA

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 has had a tough adjustment to the college level, at least so far.

He still shows 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 hasn’t shown 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. So far his shots aren’t falling at Kentucky and his shot selection leaves something to be desired but you have to assume he’ll find his rhythm as the season goes on.

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 project as a lock down defender.

He was once considered a sure-fire lottery pick but is now looking more like a mid to late first rounder who could even return to school for an additional season, to improve his game and his draft stock.


Comparisons

  • Jeremy Lamb
  • Brandon Ingram
  • Mike Miller

Draft Projection

mid to late 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