Warriors land UCONN’s James Bouknight with No. 7 pick in latest mock draft from For The Win

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While the NBA Finals take center stage in the basketball world, the draft is quickly approaching in the background. As the Phoenix Suns and Milwaukee Bucks meet in the Finals, the Golden State Warriors will be studying for July’s draft night.

With two picks in the lottery at No. 7 and No. 14, Bob Myers and Steve Kerr will have the opportunity to land a pair of top prospects in the 2021 edition of the draft. Before Myers and Kerr are on the clock on July 29, mock drafts are submitting different predictions for Golden State’s selections.

In the latest mock draft from Bryan Kalbrosky of USA TODAY’s For The Win, the Warriors landed UCONN’s James Bouknight with the No. 7 overall pick.

According to Kalbrosky, the UCONN sophomore is an explosive scorer with athleticism.

Via For The Win:

UCONN’s James Bouknight averaged 18.7 points per game as a sophomore. That included a massive 40-point game against Creighton. Anyone who is capable of that type of explosive scoring performance is going to get some love from evaluators, especially when they are as athletic as Bouknight.

During his sophomore season at Connecticut, the 6-foot-5 guard averaged 18.7 points on 44.7% shooting from the floor with 5.7 boards, 1.8 assists and 1.1 steals in 31.7 minutes per contest.

Bouknight tallied 20 or more points in seven of 15 games, including a 40 point performance on 13-of-24 shooting from the floor against Creighton.

Adding Bouknight would give the Warriors a punch of scoring alongside Jordan Poole in the backcourt off the bench. When Steph Curry and Klay Thompson come off the floor, Kerr could turn to the Bouknight and Poole tandem for scoring in the second unit.

View Kalbrosky’s complete mock draft here, including Golden State’s pick at No. 14.

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