Scottie Barnes NBA Draft Scouting Report

Position

  Height

 Weight

 From

SF PF  6-8  195  W. Palm Beach, FL

  Born

  Wingspan

  Standing Reach

  Vertical

 7/31/01 7-2 NA  NA

Overview
Barnes is one of those players who can do it all. He is listed as a small forward but he's got the size to defend in the paint and the skills to initiate the offense. He's a competitor who gives great effort and plays the game the right way.

Strengths
  • Physical profile: length, strength, positional size and powerful build
  • Competes on every possession and makes a lot of hustle plays
  • Has a great feel for the game and flashes point guard skills
  • Has an advanced understanding of the nuances of the game - impressive for such a young player
  • Gets out in transition well - can fill in the wing or lead the fast break
  • Defensive versatility
  • Has enough strength to bang in the paint and uses his length to compete for rebounds
  • Very agile and quick for a big forward
  • Has quick hands and feet and can really defend in space - can lock down smaller players on the perimeter and can pick up full court
  • Has elite upside
Weaknesses
  • Still working on his outside shot and needs to get more consistent from the FT line
  • Needs to polish his ball handling skills, especially his left hand
Comparisons
  • A more advanced version of Al Harrington
  • A point/forward version of Jabari Parker
Projection: lottery to mid first round pick in the 2021 NBA Draft