LA Clippers are geniuses for taking Brandon Boston Jr. in 2021 NBA Draft

Brandon Boston Jr., LA Clippers. Mandatory Credit: Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports
Brandon Boston Jr., LA Clippers. Mandatory Credit: Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports /

Brandon Boston Jr. was a player who a lot of LA Clippers fans were excited to see in action.

A 19-year-old who showed flashes in the preseason, he was someone worth keeping an eye on.

Boston was drafted 51st by the Clippers, and had some experience playing ball out here in Southern California. He played high school basketball at Sierra Canyon in Chatsworth, and seems very happy to be back home. Struggling in college last year at Kentucky, Boston has turned back the clock and is making progress in his development.

Brandon Boston Jr. is showing promise for the LA Clippers.

On Monday night’s game for the LA Clippers, Brandon Boston Jr. went five of 11 for 13 points, and hit three of six threes. He only played 20 minutes, but still had a nice impact on this Clipper team.

He’s only averaged 10.1 points per game in 12 games this season, but has done some big things when given extended opportunity.

In the four games he’s played 19 or more minutes, he’s chipped in 43 total points to go along with six threes on 15 attempts. That’s a stellar 40% three-point percentage in those games, and a good 37.5% on the year.

In those games where he’s given 19 or more minutes, he’s shot 43.2% from the field. That’s not bad, especially for a rookie. Boston looks good when he’s given the reps. Unfortunately, this team has plenty of players at the same position he plays (SG/SF), so he hasn’t been able to get the minutes he may want.

That being said, he seems to always be productive when given the opportunity, so his confidence definitely is going up.

He’s missed a total of one free throw on 13 attempts, and has always been a joy to play with:

Boston’s only going to get better when Kawhi Leonard gets back and has the chance to teach Boston how to be great at an even more personal level. Boston has already been credited to being a very coachable guy:

When it comes to evaluating NBA prospects, it’s all about projection. Boston’s skills as well as his approach to learning and developing has him projecting at a rapid pace.

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Just let an elite head coach in Ty Lue keep working on him, and it’ll get even better.