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 Ingite
  2. Moses Moody – 6-6 – Arkansas
  3. Keon Johnson – 6-5 – Tennessee 
  4. James Bouknight – 6-4 – UConn
  5. Jaden Springer – 6-4 – Tennessee
  6. Cam Thomas – 6-3 – LSU
  7. Chris Duarte – 6-6 – Oregon
  8. Mojave King – 6-5 – Australia
  9. Taevion Kinsey – 6-5 – Marshall
  10. Josh Christopher – 6-5 – Arizona State
  11. RJ Nembhard – 6-5 – TCU
  12. David Duke – 6-5 – Providence
  13. Terrance Clarke – 6-6 – Kentucky
  14. Allen Flanigan 6-6 – Auburn
  15. Brandon Boston Jr. – 6-7 – Kentucky 
  16. Paul Scruggs – 6-4 – Xavier
  17. Alan Griffin – 6-5 – Syracuse
  18. Ron Harper Jr. – 6-6 – Rutgers
  19. Juhann Begarin – 6-4 – France
  20. M.J. Walker – 6-5 – Florida State
  21. Justin Moore – 6-4 – Villanova
  22. Scottie Lewis – 6-5 – Florida
  23. Quentin Grimes – 6-5 – Houston
  24. Marcus Zegarowski – 6-2 – Creighton
  25. Malcolm Cazalon – 6-6 – France 
  26. Aaron Wiggins – 6-6 – Maryland
  27. Ochai Agbaji – 6-5 – Kansas 
  28. John Petty – 6-6 – Alabama
  29. A.J. Lawson – 6-6 – South Carolina 
  30. Nahziah Carter – 6-6 – NA
  31. Kyree Walker – 6-4 – Phoenix, AZ