2015 NBA Draft Scouting Report: Ryan Boatright
Ryan Boatright Player Profile
April 24, 2015
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School: Connecticut Huskies
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Position: Point Guard
Career Stats: 14 ppg, 3.8 assists, 3.5 rpg and 2.4 turnovers.
Strengths: Ryan Boatright has elite quickness and can create his own shot with ease. Boatright is a streaky shooter who can get real hot when on. Boatright is an above-average defender with very quick hands and footwork. Boatright is an elite leaper for his size and terrific rebounder. Boatright does a nice job of setting his teammates up and has learned when to pick his spots. Boatright is a creative shotmaker who has improved his ability to finish at the rim. Boatright shot 79.4 percent from the line and isn’t afraid of big moments or having the ball in the clutch. Ryan Boatright is extremely confident and plays with a ton of heart and will to win. Boatright is fearless.
Weaknesses: Ryan Boatright is extremely small for the next level and will need to put on some weight/upper-body strength. Boatright needs to improve his consistency with his outside shot. While he’s improved, Boatright can still be a little selfish at times and try to carry the team by himself. Boatright can also gamble a little too much on the defensive end.
Projection: Ryan Boatright deserves a shot to play in the next level, as he’s an elite athlete, plays extremely hard and is a leader on and off the court. If Boatright is drafted, it would be in the second round. Still, drafted or not, Boatright deserves an invite to camp and should be given an honest shot to make an NBA roster. Boatright brings passion that you don’t find everyday and has elite quickness. Boatright could see a switch to the two-guard position.