John Butler

Updated on 6/25/22.  Written by Alan Lu.
2022 Rankings were finalized on 6/23/22.

Height: 7-1
Weight: 190
College: Florida State
Classification: Freshman
Birthdate: 12/4/2002

2022 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 47
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round

Pros:

Solid shooter, especially from deep
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Adequate playmaker for his size
Solid defender
Good shot blocker
Good athlete

Cons:

Struggles to score in traffic
Needs to improve his free throw shooting
Can be too passive on offense
Needs to improve his rebounding
Can be undisciplined defensively
Really needs to add strength

Summary:

John Butler is a very athletic, energetic big man that played his freshman season at Florida State.  He’s a good shooter that thrives at knocking down outside shots, in particular threes off the catch.  He also is a solid defender that can block shots and guard opponents out on the perimeter, and he’s shown the potential to be able to guard multiple positions. 

On the other hand, he’s very skinny and he will need to get stronger and add significantly more muscle to his frame.  He’ll also need to improve his free throw shooting.  Butler is an intriguing prospect whose blend of size, skill set, and upside could make him a sleeper pick for an NBA team in the second round of the 2022 draft.

Links:
RealGM Profile
ESPN Draft Profile
NBADraft.Net Profile
MaxPreps Profile

Games Scouted:
1/18/22 Florida State vs. Duke
5/19/22 Day 1 of the 2022 NBA Draft Combine Scrimmage Games
5/20/22 Day 2 of the 2022 NBA Draft Combine Scrimmage Games

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