Detroit Pistons: NBA Draft prospect James Bouknight
One thing is certain, Troy Weaver is not going to make his pick based on what fans or the public think, nor should he.
He knows his team better than we do and he also has a better eye for talent, so I have faith that whoever Weaver chooses will be the right guy. Weaver is not going to be afraid to take whoever he thinks is the best player, and that could be someone like James Bouknight.
Bouknight is a 6-foot-5 shooting guard out of UCONN whose primary talent is scoring. He is an athletic shot maker who can get points from all over the floor, but thrives taking it to the rim in traffic and finishing in transition.
His athleticism, length and motor also make him a plus rebounder for his position and a guy who can potentially defend a couple of spots in the NBA. He projects as a slasher who will score from all three levels, grab a lot of rebounds and could be an elite defender.
The problem with Bouknight is that his range is questionable. He only hit 29.3 percent of his 3-point attempts on a fair volume, which is concerning, though his shot mechanics are pretty good overall.
His turnovers are also a bit high considering he is not much of a playmaker, so Bouknight definitely has some weaknesses even though he could end up being one of the better scorers in this draft.