Brandon Boston Jr.

Updated on 7/31/2021. Written by Alan Lu.
2021 rankings were finalized on 7/29/21.

Height: 6-7
Weight: 188
College: Kentucky
Classification: Freshman
Birthdate: 11/28/2001

2021 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 35
Projected Draft Range: Late 1st to 2nd Round
2021 NBA Draft: Round 2, Pick 51 by the Memphis Grizzlies
(Rights traded to the Los Angeles Clippers)

Decent scorer off the dribble
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Can post up smaller players
Adequate playmaker
Very good rebounder for his size
Adequate defender
Good athlete

Needs to improve his shooting
Can be too scoring focused on offense
Can be careless on offense, which can lead to turnovers
Can tend to be unfocused defensively
Needs to add strength
Has had a disappointing freshman season

Brandon Boston Jr. is an athletic, skilled swingman that can shoot and score the basketball. He is a versatile scorer that has a solid pull-up game, as he especially can knock down mid-range jumpers, and he also thrives at scoring in transition. On the other hand, he will need to extend his shooting range, and he will need to be able to make three-point shots at higher levels to broaden his game offensively.

He also is a good athlete that can make spectacular plays on both sides of the ball, but he will need to be a more focused defender in games. This year, Boston had a disappointing freshman season. He did not shoot the ball well, he especially struggled to make outside shots, and he did seem to show any of the playmaking skills that he displayed in high school. Boston rebounded the ball very well, though. Right now, NBA teams and scouts may be still high enough to project him to be a first round prospect, but don’t be surprised if he goes much lower than expected than draft day.

ESPN Draft Profile
RealGM Profile
NBADraft.Net Profile
ESPN’s 2021 Mock Draft
The NBA’s 2021 NBA Draft Combine Player Measurements

Games Scouted:
1/11/2020 Sierra Canyon vs. Rancho Christian
1/18/20 Sierra Canyon vs. Dominican
11/29/20 Kentucky vs. Richmond
12/26/20 Kentucky vs. Louisville

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