2021 NBA Draft: Mock 2.0, star power, trades, big risers

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player. 118. . G/F. Utah Jazz. Brandon Boston Jr.. 30

2021 NBA Mock Draft 2.0: Utah Jazz aim for ceiling and draft Brandon Boston Jr.

After a phenomenal season, the Utah Jazz find themselves closing out the first round. Here, they find themselves going for one of the highest-ceiling scorers in the NBA Draft.

Brandon Boston Jr. will probably be scattered anywhere from top 20 to top 45 on different teams’ draft boards.

The Utah Jazz could go in a few different directions here, but Boston Jr.’s potential was just too much to pass up

NBA Draft – Brandon Boston Jr. NBA player comparisons

  • DeMar DeRozan craftiness scoring in the halfcourt
  • Rudy Gay
  • Jeremy Lamb

At 6’7 with a 6’10 wingspan, Boston Jr. has the potential to line up at different spots around the wing. A “pure” scorer, he was a top prospect heading into college who many saw a possible top-10 pick.

Boston Jr.’s disappointing season at Kentucky hurt his NBA Draft stock, but he still flashed that upside numerous times.

He has smooth handles and nice rise on his jump shot. His fluid release should make him someone who can shoot the ball from different rangers on the court.

Even as a finisher, Boston Jr., could be fantastic in the NBA, but he must bulk up.

Boston Jr. has to not only add weight but make strides in his consistency. He has the physical toolset to be a dominant NBA scorer but he needs to become better as a facilitator and defender as well.

Alongside scorers Donovan Mitchell and Jordan Clarkson, Boston Jr has some fantastic players to learn with. He even has Dwyane Wade up in the Jazz front office.

If he can reach his potential, the Jazz are going to be even scarier than they were in 2021.

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