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25 - Bennie Boatwright

USC 

  • Birthday: 7/13/96
  • NBA Position: Power Forward
  • Class: Senior
  • Ht: 6-10
  • Wt: 230
  • Hometown: Mission Hills, CA
  • High School: Village Christian
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Overall

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2019

NBA Comparison: Matt Bonner

Strengths: Has good size for an NBA forward (6’10”, 235 pounds) ... Solid length. Has a smooth shooting stroke and is a very good 3-point shooter (42.9%) ... Quick release ... Has good hands ... Capable of making shots with a hand in his face ... He’ll make you pay if you leave him open ... Especially from the top of the key. Can really heat up ... Pretty alert on defense ... Doesn’t get lost too often ... Has potential to be good in pick & roll/pick & pop ... Willing to make the right play and find the open man ... Pretty selfless ... Has the ability to lead a fast break and push the ball in transition ... Handles the ball pretty well for a big man ... Capable of putting the ball on the floor and attacking the rim ... Has the ability to score down on the block and in the post ... Solid rebounder for a stretch-forward (6.6 rebounds per game) ... Does a good job staying out of foul trouble (2.4 fouls per game) ...

Weaknesses: Not as athletic as other NBA forwards ... While he is pretty alert on defense, his lack of athleticism creates question marks about his ability to defend at the next level ... Has the length to be a better shot blocker (.6 per game). Needs to improve his post moves ... He’s a great catch and shoot guy, but he could be doing more to diversify his game ... He relies on his catch and shooting skills too much ... His ball handling is ok, and he has the ability to put the ball on the floor ... The issue is trusting in himself. Needs to do a better job of giving teams different looks. Foul shooting could be better ... He shot 70.2% from the line his senior year and is a 75.9% foul shooter for his career ... He shot 90.7% his sophomore year on 3.9 attempts per game (most of any season), so he has it in him to be a much better foul shooter ... Born in July 1996 so he will be 23 soon after the draft, limiting his potential ...

Overall: Bennie Boatwright is an NBA prospect because of his combination of size and ability to shoot ... The concern is whether he can bring other things to the table besides shoot and not be too much of a liability on defense. If he can prove his worth in other areas and find the right situation, he could have a productive NBA career.

Ben Parker 6/19/19

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