The 2021 NBA Draft is scheduled to take place on Thursday, July 29th in Brooklyn. As that date continues to draw closer, the hype surrounding the incoming rookie class will only intensify. Draft night always marks an evening of newfound hope for the future. Franchise goals can range from rounding out a contending roster to drafting a cornerstone player for the future. Among the players who will be drafted in nearly a month is former Baylor guard Jared Butler.
The following is a complete Jared Butler NBA Draft profile, including stats, highlights and a mock projection.
Jared Butler Draft Profile, Stats, Highlights and Projection
Weight: 195 lbs
College: Baylor Bears
Jared Butler Highlights
Jared Butler 2020-21 Stats
- Games Played: 30
- Points: 16.7
- Rebounds: 3.3
- Assists: 4.8
- Field Goal Percentage: 47.1%
- 3-Point Field Goal Percentage: 41.6%
- Free Throw Percentage: 78%
- Steals: 2.0
- Blocks: 0.4
- Turnovers: 2.8
Jared Butler NBA Draft Profile
The first thing you notice about Jared Butler is his tenacity and defensive prowess. He’s a great on-ball defender, he and has the ability to turn into a multi-positional defender in the NBA. On top of that, his ball-handling capabilities will assure teams he can handle the rock, if need be. Finally, as with almost all of the Baylor players joining the NBA Draft, Butler can be lethal from deep. He hit over 41% of his threes this past year, which will translate well into the modern NBA game.
Butler comes in at 6-3, but is not as great of a finisher as many teams would like. He’s not as explosive around the rim as say his teammate Davion Mitchell. The only other glaring weakness in Butler’s game is that he can often be careless. He’s not a careless player, but at times he tries to make the difficult pass or tough shot, as opposed to something else. Butler will be a name to watch on NBA Draft night, as his defensive capabilities would make him very attractive to teams looking to win sooner rather than later.
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Jared Butler NBA Draft Projection
All 2021 NBA Draft projections are taken from the latest Bleacher Report mock draft by Jonathan Wasserman.
Jared Butler is currently projected to be drafted by the Atlanta Hawks with the 20th pick.