James Bouknight

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

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

2021 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 8
Projected Draft Range: Lottery
2021 NBA Draft: Round 1, Pick 11 by the Charlotte Hornets


Fairly good shooter from all over the floor
Crafty scorer off the dribble
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Handles the ball well
Moves fairly well off the ball on offense
Solid rebounder for his size
Adequate defender
Solid athlete


Can be reluctant to take threes
Streaky shooter
Can be prone to hoisting up questionable shots
Can tend to force the issue too much on offense
Can tend to over-dribble, which can lead to turnovers
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 had a very good sophomore season, and he shot the ball 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, and his three-point percentage dipped towards the end of his sophomore season. Still, Bouknight is a good offensive player that can score the basketball and put up points in a hurry, and he 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
The NBA’s 2021 NBA Draft Combine Player Measurements

Games Scouted:
12/3/20 Connecticut vs. USC
2/20/21 Connecticut vs. Villanova

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