Scottie Barnes

Updated on 4/6/2021.  Written by Alan Lu.

Height: 6-9
Weight: 227
College: Florida State
Classification: Freshman
Birthdate: 7/31/2001

2021 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 6
Projected Draft Range: Lottery

Pros:

Decent scorer off the dribble
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Solid playmaker
Fairly good rebounder
Fairly good defender
Adept at collecting steals
Solid athlete

Cons:

Needs to improve his shooting
Needs to improve his free throw shooting
Can be reluctant to take outside shots
Struggles to consistently create his own shot
Unselfish to a fault
Can have lapses defensively

Summary:

Scottie Barnes is an athletic, skilled forward that can do a little bit of everything.  He is a solid facilitator that has good court vision to get teammates the ball consistently, and he also is a good defender that can block shots and get stops for his team. 

He will make plenty of hustle plays on both ends of the floor, and he could project to be the consummate role player in the NBA.  He will need to improve his jump shot and be more assertive on offense, but he is a talented, versatile player that could be a very good value pick for a team in the 2021 draft.

Links:
RealGM Profile
NBADraft.Net Profile
ESPN Draft Profile

Games Scouted:
1/15/19 NSU University School vs. Calvary Christian HS
7/2/19 USA vs. Senegal
12/30/19 Montverde Academy vs. The Patrick School
12/9/20 Florida State vs. Indiana
1/18/21 Florida State vs. Louisville
3/22/21 Florida State vs. Colorado

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