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Re: James Bouknight 

Post#21 » by NYCbeadyrae » Fri Dec 25, 2020 5:37 am

The mocks still have him too low. B/R updated mock today has him at 12 going after BJ Boston lol. I wish there was a way I could bet on this stuff. He’ll be in the top 5 discussion. UConn is essentially showcasing him. He doesn’t have an offensive flaw.
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Post#22 » by CP War Hawks » Fri Dec 25, 2020 9:17 am

If the Hawks could somehow get this guy considering he'd probably be slotted somewhere along the 10th pick would be incredible. He's like the missing piece to the team.

The guys that gets less love are the guys who make the jump from fr. to soph. Obviously the upper classmen in college are just about maxed out. I expect the Nesmiths and Toppins to be plus NBA players from the current draft class.
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Post#23 » by Chicago-Bull-E » Sun Dec 27, 2020 11:12 pm

Shot release and skinniness reminds me of Kevin Martin, but looks like a much better finisher and hopefully better defensive instincts.
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Post#24 » by NYCbeadyrae » Wed Dec 30, 2020 2:33 am

Game tomorrow at home against a DePaul team with good guards. He probably won’t come out of the game. He’s going off for at least 24.
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Post#25 » by NYCbeadyrae » Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:31 am

Bouknight is a human highlight reel.

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Post#26 » by EvanZ » Thu Dec 31, 2020 6:46 am

It’s weird people saying he’s too skinny. Dude packed on a lot of muscle since last season. It’s really obvious.

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Post#27 » by NYCbeadyrae » Fri Jan 1, 2021 5:17 am

Still the best college guard I’ve scouted. Athletic at the hips, functionally athletic, the entire arsenal of offensive moves, ambidextrous ball handler, pacing is perfect, tough kid who can finish through hard contact consistently. He sees doubles on every touch now, on a good team. The defensive flaws are grossly exaggerated, UConn is best defensive team in the big east. Have to think he’s top 10.
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Post#28 » by doordoor123 » Fri Jan 1, 2021 5:20 am

NYCbeadyrae wrote:Still the best college guard in next year’s draft I’ve scouted. Athletic at the hips, functionally athletic, the entire arsenal of offensive moves, ambidextrous ball handler, pacing is perfect. He sees doubles on every touch now, on a good team. The defensive flaws are grossly exaggerated, UConn is best defensive team in the big east. Have to think he’s top 10.


At this point there is no way he isn't entering this year. Too much hype.
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Re: James Bouknight 

Post#29 » by Chi town » Fri Jan 1, 2021 6:47 am

Reminds me of Lavine.
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Post#30 » by Upperclass » Fri Jan 1, 2021 8:41 am

Reminds me of Monta Ellis
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Post#31 » by EvanZ » Fri Jan 1, 2021 2:12 pm

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Some combo of these guys although the LaVine comp is also good.
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Post#32 » by Marcus » Tue Jan 5, 2021 5:45 am

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Post#33 » by crows2 » Tue Jan 5, 2021 7:42 am

Chi town wrote:Reminds me of Lavine.


Love the Lavine comparison. I’ve been thinking the same.
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Post#34 » by NYCbeadyrae » Tue Jan 5, 2021 8:59 pm

Plays tonight against Marquette who’s featuring NBA prospect Dawson Garcia. Should be a good game.
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Post#35 » by Stillwater » Thu Jan 7, 2021 3:51 am

move him to 16th
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Post#36 » by God Squad » Fri Jan 8, 2021 8:46 am

One of the more intriguing prospects whos sure to rise closer to the draft. He pretty much has a complete game.
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Re: James Bouknight 

Post#37 » by NYCbeadyrae » Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:53 am

God Squad wrote:One of the more intriguing prospects whos sure to rise closer to the draft. He pretty much has a complete game.

I think we found his one weakness. DURABILITY. He just had elbow surgery after a hyperextension, out indefinitely. They have been dodgy about how serious it is. If it’s a complete UCL tear YIKES, that’s about as bad of an injury as you can get as a basketball player because of how important elbow mobility is. Will require reconstruction and 8-9 months of rehab, some players are never the same. Hopefully it’s only a partial tear.

I’m always concerned about these players with slender builds who play violent and aggressive like Bouknight does. This style of play is not conducive to a long NBA season. Guys like this may be better putting on some weight and playing a little slower, unfortunately, so he can at least stay on the court. Had a bad knee injury in high school as well. I’m dropping him out of my top 20 for now.

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