NBA scouts split on whether Ryan Boatright will get drafted
Take them for what they're worth, sure, but none of the mock drafts have Boatright being selected. You don't hear his name mentioned much from any of the draft pundits. Certainly, general managers and other front office types might be better sources, but it's still somewhat encouraging for those hoping Boatright gets selected to hear a couple of scouts predict he'll get drafted.
Of course, getting picked in the second round doesn't guarantee you anything (just ask DeAndre Daniels). In fact, players who aren't drafted have a slight advantage in the fact that they could have a chance to pick and choose which summer camps they will go to, rather than be beholden to just one team.
Anyway, here's what the three scouts (two from the Eastern Conference, one from the Western Conference) had to say:
EASTERN CONFERENCE SCOUT:
"I think the prospects of second round are less than 50-50, but there’s a chance of him getting drafted. Even if he doesn’t, for sure he’ll be invited to summer league camps and get a strong look from multiple teams. He’ll be sought after."
"Obviously, his size works against him. But he’s tough as nails. He can come in and be a change-of-pace guy, score the ball at times."
"My gut feeling is he probably doesn’t get drafted, but I think there’s a chance."
"He’s an unbelievable money-maker in Europe, because he’s the type of guy they don’t have over there. They don’t have the super-quick guy."
WESTERN CONFERENCE SCOUT:
"I wouldn’t be shocked if he went somewhere in the second half of the second round."
"He was very good here when we worked him out. He's an undersized scorer, but he's improved other parts of his game. I don’t think you can really call him a point guard. (There have been) a number of guys like him in the league, undersized, high-energy scoring types. You put them in the game, they affect the game with their energy."
"He's a tough guy, he competes ... Good kid, works hard, got a pretty good resume."
EASTERN CONFERENCE SCOUT:
"I think he's gonna be taken in the second round. He’s a tough guy. His size is against him, but he’s got plenty of fight and aggressiveness. Anyone who’s seen him in big games, he comes to play, always competes. Tremendous competitor."
"To his credit, after a while – it took a while – he let them coach him. It took him a while, but he gave in to the coach."
"I've watched Boatright for years. I think he'll get drafted. He should, (because of) his toughness, his skill set, his competitiveness."
(on mock drafts)
"It’s good to compare on June 26 the mock drafts, see how accurate they were ,,, A number of those guys, they have other agendas in the mock draft, too. Agents, and things like that."
"He's gonna have to come in and outplay people, just like done all his life. Nothing new for him. He’s built for that."