Updated on 12/10/2020. Written by Alan Lu.
College: Florida State
Projected Draft Range: Lottery
Decent scorer off the dribble
Excels at scoring on the move
Solid shot blocker for his size
Needs to improve his shooting
Needs to improve his free throw shooting
Can be reluctant to take outside shots
Lacks an elite first step off the dribble
Unselfish to a fault
Can have lapses defensively
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 good value pick for a team in the 2021 draft.
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