NBA Draft

Brandon Boston Jr.
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Team: Kentucky WildcatsHeight: 6-7 Born: 11/28/2001
Class-Eligibility: Fr-FrWeight: 185 Hometown: Norcross, GA

Scouting Report

Boston was a consensus five-star recruit out of high school but his one season at Kentucky was slightly underwhelming.
Boston averaged 11.5 points and 4.5 rebounds and shot a porous 35.5 percent from the field. His 30-percent rate from 3-point range was helped immensely by making 6 of 10 from long range in the next-to-last game of the season.
The NBA team that selects Boston will be making a huge bet that he can improve his shooting up to professional standards.
The 19-year-old Boston was an opportunistic defender with 33 steals. He had four thefts twice and three on four occasions.
At this point, Boston's thin frame makes it a mystery in terms of if he will be able to guard thicker, stronger opponents.
Boston isn't NBA-ready. He is the classic example of the current era -- a guy who badly could use a second college season but still comes out due to the high amount of hype that has surrounded his career.That's not to mean he won't develop into a solid NBA player. It just means he isn't ready now.
Positives: Highly talented and has the potential to develop into a solid NBA player. Good defense instincts that allow him to rack up steals. His 6-foot-7 size should be an asset as he deals with smaller guards.
Negatives: Didn't display any consistency as a shooter during his one season at Kentucky. There are questions on how he will fare at NBA 3-point range after he struggled in college. Not ready to play in the NBA as he needs more seasoning.
--Field Level Media

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