Scottie Barnes


POSITION: SF PFFROM: Florida StateHT: 6-8WT: 210
BORN: 7/31/01YEAR: Fr.WING: 7-2REACH: NA

Draft Notes

Barnes is one of those players who can do it all on the basketball court. He’s listed as a small forward but he’s got the size to defend in the paint and the skills to initiate the offense. He’s a competitor who gives great effort and plays the game the right way. Essentially he’s a 6-8 point guard who can guard 4 positions. Sign me up for that!

  • Physical profile: length, strength, positional size and powerful build
  • Competes on every possession and makes a lot of hustle plays
  • Has a great feel for the game and flashes point guard skills
  • Has an advanced understanding of the nuances of the game – impressive for such a young player
  • Gets out in transition well – can fill in the wing or lead the fast break
  • Has tons of defensive versatility
  • Has enough strength to bang in the paint and uses his length to compete for rebounds
  • Very agile and quick for a big forward. Has shown more athleticism and vertical pop than we saw in high school.
  • Has quick hands and feet and can really defend in space – can lock down smaller players on the perimeter and can pick up full court
  • Still working on his outside shot and needs to get more consistent from the FT line
  • Even without the 3pt shot he’s a great player but if he adds this skill to his game he’ll be a complete nightmare to defend.


  • A point/forward version of Jabari Parker
  • stronger Nicolas Batum
  • dare I say a poor man’s Magic Johnson??

Draft Projection

lottery pick in the 2021 NBA Draft


2021 Small Forwards

  1. Jonathan Kuminga -6-7 – G League (Congo)
  2. Scottie Barnes – 6-8 – Florida State
  3. Ziaire Williams – 6-7 – Stanford
  4. Jalen Johnson – 6-8 – Duke
  5. Corey Kispert – 6-7 – Gonzaga
  6. Terrence Shannon Jr. – 6-7 – Texas Tech
  7. Jalen Wilson – 6-8 – Kansas
  8. Landers Nolley II – 6-7 – Memphis
  9. Keyontae Johnson – 6-5 – Florida
  10. Chris Smith – 6-9 – UCLA
  11. Trendon Watford – 6-8 – LSU
  12. Derrick Alston Jr. – 6-9 – Boise State
  13. Aaron Henry – 6-6 – Michigan State
  14. Samuell Williamson – 6-7 – Louisville
  15. Emmitt Mathews Jr. – 6-7 – West Virginia