James Bouknight

Updated on 12/20/20.  Written by Alan Lu.

Height: 6-5
Weight: 190
College: Connecticut
Classification: Sophomore
Birthdate: 9/18/2000

Projected Draft Range: Lottery


Solid shooter from all over the floor
Crafty scorer off the dribble
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Adequate playmaker
Solid rebounder for his size
Adequate defender
Solid athlete


Can be reluctant to take threes
Can be prone to hoisting up questionable shots
Can tend to force the issue too much on offense
Can have lapses defensively


James Bouknight is an athletic, skilled combo guard that can shoot and score the basketball in a variety of ways.  He thrives at taking the ball to the rack to score, and he also excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays. 

He has been having a terrific sophomore season, and he has been shooting the ball very well, as he’s put forth strong games against USC and Creighton. He can be a bit turnover prone and will need to improve his defense, but he is a very good offensive player that projects to be a lottery pick in the 2021 draft.

RealGM Profile
NBADraft.Net Profile
ESPN’s 2021 NBA Mock Draft
YouTube’s Highlights of the 2/16/20 UConn vs. Memphis Game via Matthew Loves Ball
YouTube’s Highlights of the 3/5/20 UConn vs. Houston Game via Storrs South

Games Scouted:
12/3/20 Connecticut vs. USC

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