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 highly-rated prospects in this year’s NBA Draft is forward Scottie Barnes out of Florida State.
The following is a complete Scottie Barnes NBA Draft profile, including stats, highlights and a mock projection.
Scottie Barnes Draft Profile, Stats, Highlights and Projection
Weight: 227 lbs.
College: Florida State Seminoles
Scottie Barnes 2020-21 Stats
- Games Played: 24
- Points: 10.3
- Rebounds: 4.0
- Assists: 4.1
- Field Goal Percentage: 50.3%
- 3-Point Field Goal Percentage: 27.5%
- Free Throw Percentage: 62.1%
- Steals: 1.5
- Blocks: 0.5
- Turnovers: 2.5
Scottie Barnes Highlights
Scottie Barnes Draft Profile
Although listed as a small forward, Scottie Barnes has the skills to play just about anywhere on the floor. He regularly played the point during his lone season at Florida State. He plays with a tremendous amount of effort and passion. In Barnes, NBA teams will be getting a player capable of running an offense at one end while defending the 4 or 5 on defense. Barnes has a great feel for the game and is a threat in transition. His agility and quickness are above average for a player of his size. Barnes uses his keen footwork and quick hands to his advantage on the defensive end. He is arguably the most versatile defender in the 2021 NBA Draft class.
While Barnes has all the tools and athleticism to be a star in the NBA, he will need to polish his offensive game for that to happen. Areas of particular concern are his 3-point shot and free throws. Barnes had very poor shooting percentages in both areas during his lone college season. He will need to improve as a shooter to truly take his game to the next level.
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Scottie Barnes Draft Projection
All 2021 NBA Draft projections are taken from the latest Bleacher Report mock draft by Jonathan Wasserman.
Scottie Barnes is currently projected to be drafted by the Oklahoma City Thunder at No. 6 overall.
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