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Kenny Boynton

I think Kenny Boynton will be an average NBA prospect, probably a 4-year. He needs to shoot a bunch of shots to be effective and seems to be a one-dimensional player, with underdeveloped skills outside of his jumper. He wont get to the rim that much because he's not real explosive and it limits him from taking the ball to the basket. He settles for alot of tough pull ups and contested shots because he doesnt have alot of wiggle and burst to get to the rim. I've seen him play twice in my entire life, once against Boyd Anderson in Ft.Lauderdale, FL and their PG/SG Martavious Young (now a K-State Wildcat), and in the McDonald's Game. Against Boyd Anderson at times he showed the ability to get hot enough to take over the game for stretches because he's such a gifted player at making his shots find the net, but he also took alot of bad shots and missed because he couldnt get by his man and drive to the basket. He was a total non-factor in the Mickey D's game, I didnt even know he played until they said his name after he missed every shot he took. He does defend very good though, which is a good thing for him. I think he'll light up the scoreboard for Florida immediately, but he wont show much of anything else so he wont be an NBA prospect until he does.


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Iguodala is A G

I like your pic LOL

You're right about Boynton but that's what the NBA is looking for nowadays...small SGs trying to play PG

Here's an update on Kenny Boynton from draft express:
Also providing a stark contrast in showing how much of a jump most players make in their first year of college basketball was Florida’s Kenny Boynton, who was unable to make it past the final cuts when the tryout was over. Boynton started off strong in the first day but quickly resorted back to his AAU ways, jacking up bad shots left and right and struggling to get by guys off the dribble. His talent and confidence level was unmistakable, but Billy Donovan clearly has work to do in terms of showing him the right way to play.

but on the subject of defense it doesn't really matter if he can guard 1 position
because sometimes Lebron/Wade plays the point guard that is just a sad mismatch

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You know whats funny about

You know whats funny about that pic...Jared Jeffries is in the background holding his jaw, so it kind of looks like Iguodala punched him in the face, and turned around like "Who Else Want Some!!!"

lol, anyway..back to Boynton, i think hes an overrated prospect...yeah he can become a scoring spark, but i dont see any type of star potential in him...i think his role on an NBA team would be similar to what Eddie House does for the Celtics...he has the ability to come in and light it up, but some nights he'll disappear..and i think thats all he will be...a scoring spark off the bench

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I told you Iguodala's a G LOL

Boynton, John Wall, Rose etc all are just really athletic but volume shooters
John Wall is a fancy passer though but if he ever gets a jumper is he a PG or a SG?

OJ MAyo is the best new era volume shooter but he's only 6'4 (draftexpress)
I thought he was 6'5?

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Boynton IS overrated

I agree...He is a high volume scorer and that's it. A poor mans Ben Gordon...Maybe a Marcus Thornton type player with a little more quickness?

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He reminds me of a shorter

He reminds me of a shorter Roger Mason. Lol and yea, that pic kinda in a way describes Jeffries time in New York.

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DAMN

Jeffries still in New York
That's a joke...Knicks better trade into the lottery or they'll
never get LeBron

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Mason

Not even close to Mason at this point... Mason is a WAYYYY better shooter than Boynton and he actually has skills that are servicable to NBA teams. Boynton does not do anything well enough right now where you can call it his "niche".

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The thing

The thing that I don't like about Kenny Boynton is he's overconfident in his skills. He feels like he can drop 20 or 30 every night on you. I've read a SLAM article about Boynton and I'm not impressed byfar. He talks like he'll be a superstar in college or in the NBA... But one thing that make him stand out is his scoring ability... The poorman's Ben Gordon comparison is close... More of a Luther Head mentality, I'd like to think about him...

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Lot of NBA players have big Egos

Lot of NBA players have big Egos and then humble themselves when
they start playing against older, stronger competition
iverson (young version), boynton, Mayo (high school):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53ssZaWoWEs

U have to believe ur better than the next option on
your team to put big number of shots right
that's why volume shooters talk the talk...
we'll have to wait and see if Boynton can walk the walk
although draftexpress says the early signs aren't to promising:

USA Basketball Junior National Teams Tryouts: Top Performers
June 20, 2009
Also providing a stark contrast in showing how much of a jump most players make in their first year of college basketball was Florida’s Kenny Boynton, who was unable to make it past the final cuts when the tryout was over. Boynton started off strong in the first day but quickly resorted back to his AAU ways, jacking up bad shots left and right and struggling to get by guys off the dribble. His talent and confidence level was unmistakable, but Billy Donovan clearly has work to do in terms of showing him the right way to play.

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