Scottie Barnes

NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT

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. He is 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.

  • 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
  • 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 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
  • Needs to polish his ball handling skills, especially his left hand

Comparisons

  • A more advanced version of Al Harrington
  • A point/forward version of Jabari Parker

Draft Projection

lottery pick in the 2021 NBA Draft or 2022 NBA Draft

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2021 Small Forwards

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