Scouting Reports: James Bouknight, Greg Brown, Jared Butler
2021 NBA Draft Scouting Reports
Every week I’m rolling out in-depth scouting reports on the top prospects in the 2021 NBA Draft.
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This week I tackle picks No. 16, 18 and 19 on my Big Board 4.0: Texas’ Greg Brown, UConn’s James Bouknight and Baylor’s Jared Butler. Below is a free excerpt from each scouting report.
F, TEXAS, FRESHMAN
Age 19.7 | 6'9" | 205 |
Birthdate: Sept. 1, 2001
Primary Values: Explosive athleticism
Bottom line: Brown is the most explosive athlete in the draft. He’s also the hardest prospect to project. He could win a NBA dunk contest and become a Jerami Grant-like player in the NBA. Or he could be a bust. His learning curve will be steep and teams will have to be patient with him. He’s the preeminent “high ceiling/low floor” player in the draft. You could argue that he should be a top-10 pick or that he should go undrafted, and neither position would seem unreasonable.
Read the FULL SCOUTING REPORT on Greg Brown here
SG, UCONN, SOPHOMORE
Age 20.6 | 6'5" | 190 |
Birthdate: Sept 18, 2000
Primary Values: scoring, athleticism
Bottom line: Bouknight earned some lottery buzz with his play before an elbow injury knocked him out for a month in early January. Once he returned, he wasn’t quite himself and his stock fell a bit. On pure talent, he’s one of the two or three best scorers in this draft. But until he improves his jumper and rounds out his game, he’s firmly on the lottery/mid-first round bubble at this point.
Read the FULL SCOUTING REPORT on James Bouknight here
G, BAYLOR, JUNIOR
Age 20.7 | 6'3" | 195 |
Birthdate: Aug. 25, 2000
Primary Values: Shooting, defense
Bottom line: Butler racked up plenty of accolades this past season, from Big 12 Player of the Year to the Final Four’s Most Outstanding Player. But how does he project in the NBA? Butler is one of those low-ceiling, high-floor prospects that are always a bit difficult to peg. He has all the tools to be an effective NBA role player at both the 1 and the 2 and should be attractive to teams that want a plug-and-play option in Year One. The question is whether he can be more than that.
Read the FULL SCOUTING REPORT on Jared Butler here
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