Scottie Barnes

American basketball player (born 2001)

Scottie Barnes
Barnes with the Toronto Raptors in 2021
No. 4 – Toronto Raptors
PositionShooting guard / power forward
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born (2001-08-01) August 1, 2001 (age 22)
West Palm Beach, Florida, U.S.
Listed height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight237 lb (108 kg)
Career information
High school
  • Cardinal Newman
    (West Palm Beach, Florida)
  • NSU University School
    (Fort Lauderdale, Florida)
  • Montverde Academy
    (Montverde, Florida)
CollegeFlorida State (2020–2021)
NBA draft2021: 1st round, 4th overall pick
Selected by the Toronto Raptors
Playing career2021–present
Career history
2021–presentToronto Raptors
Career highlights and awards
Stats Edit this at Wikidata at NBA.com
Stats Edit this at Wikidata at Basketball-Reference.com

Scott Wayne Barnes Jr. (born August 1, 2001) is an American professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Florida State Seminoles, earning third-team all-conference honors in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) as a freshman in 2021 and was selected with the fourth overall pick by the Raptors in the 2021 NBA draft. Barnes was named the NBA Rookie of the Year in 2022. In 2024, Barnes was named to the 2024 NBA All-Star Game, which is his first All-Star appearance.

High school career

As a freshman, Barnes played basketball for Cardinal Newman High School in West Palm Beach, Florida. He earned All-Area second team and MaxPreps Freshman All-American honors after leading Newman to a 19–8 record and the 5A regional semifinals.[1] After the season, Barnes transferred to NSU University School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where he was teammates with Vernon Carey Jr., the nation's highest-ranked junior.[2]

As a sophomore, he helped his team to a 36–2 record and its first-ever Class 5A state title.[3] Barnes led University School to a City of Palms Classic championship and was named tournament most valuable player (MVP) after posting 15 points and eight rebounds in the final versus top-ranked East High School.[4] At GEICO Nationals, he averaged 21.3 points and 9.7 rebounds per game as University School finished as runners-up.[5] In his junior season, Barnes averaged 13.1 points, seven rebounds and 4.8 assists per game, leading his team to a 27–5 record and a second straight 5A state title, despite Carey being sidelined for the championship game.[6] The team included freshmen Taylor Hendricks and Jett Howard.[7]

On August 5, 2019, he announced that he was moving to Montverde Academy in Montverde, Florida, joining top recruits Cade Cunningham and Day'Ron Sharpe, for his senior season.[8] Many analysts regarded his team as one of the greatest in high school basketball history.[9] Barnes averaged 11.6 points, 6.5 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game, helping Montverde to a 25–0 record with an average margin of victory of 39 points.[10][11] He received All-American first team honors from MaxPreps and Sports Illustrated.[11][12] Barnes was selected to play in the McDonald's All-American Game, Jordan Brand Classic and Nike Hoop Summit, but all three games were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[13]

Recruiting

A consensus five-star recruit, Barnes was considered the fourth-best player in the 2020 recruiting class by ESPN. He was the highest ranked power forward in his class by ESPN and Rivals.[14] On October 14, 2019, Barnes announced his commitment to play college basketball for Florida State over offers from Kentucky, Miami (Florida) and Oregon, among others.[15]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Scottie Barnes
G / F
West Palm Beach, FL Montverde Academy (FL) 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 240 lb (110 kg) Oct 14, 2019 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports:5/5 stars    ESPN:5/5 stars   ESPN grade: 96
Overall recruiting rankings:   Rivals: 7  247Sports: 9  ESPN: 5
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "Florida State 2020 Basketball Commitments". Rivals.com. Retrieved July 31, 2020.
  • "2020 Florida State Seminoles Recruiting Class". ESPN.com. Retrieved July 31, 2020.
  • "2020 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved July 31, 2020.

College career

Barnes with the Seminoles in 2020

On March 13, 2021, Barnes scored a career-high 21 points in an 80–75 loss to Georgia Tech at the ACC tournament championship.[16] As a freshman, he averaged 10.3 points, 4.1 assists, 4 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game, earning ACC Freshman of the Year, ACC Sixth Man of the Year and third-team All-ACC honors. On April 9, he declared for the 2021 NBA draft, forgoing his remaining college eligibility.[17]

Professional career

Toronto Raptors (2021–present)

Barnes was selected with the fourth overall pick in the 2021 NBA draft by the Toronto Raptors.[18] The selection was a surprise to many as the consensus was the Raptors would select Gonzaga point guard Jalen Suggs.[19] On August 8, 2021, he signed a contract with the Raptors.[20] On October 20, Barnes made his NBA debut, putting up 12 points, nine rebounds, and one assist in a 98–83 loss to the Washington Wizards.[21] On October 22, he put up his first career double-double with 25 points and 13 rebounds in a 115–83 win over the Boston Celtics.[22] On January 21, 2022, Barnes recorded a then career-high 27 points, along with eight rebounds, in a 109–105 win over the Washington Wizards.[23] On February 25, he put up a then career-high 28 points, along with five rebounds and two steals, in a 125–93 loss to the Charlotte Hornets.[24] On February 28, Barnes tied a then career-high 28 points in a 133–97 win over the Brooklyn Nets.[25] On March 3, he was named the Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month for February.[26] On March 18, Barnes put up a then career-high 31 points with 17 rebounds in a 128–123 overtime loss to the Los Angeles Lakers.[27]

Starting all the 74 games he played, Barnes finished the season averaging 15.3 points, 7.2 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 1.1 steals, and .7 blocks per game, while shooting .492, .301, and .735 from the field, the three-point line, and on free throws, respectively, on 35.4 minutes per game. Among rookies, he had the best win shares (6.6) and value over replacement player (1.9). In addition, he was the only rookie to rank in the top five in total points, rebounds, assists, steals, and blocks, and led the Raptors to No. 5 in the Eastern Conference for a direct playoff spot.[28] On April 23, Barnes was named the 2021–22 NBA Rookie of the Year.[29] His 15-point difference over the runner-up, Evan Mobley, was the smallest voting margin in 19 years since the current voting format began in 2002–03.[29] Barnes became the first Raptor to win the award in 23 years since Vince Carter won it in 1999, and the third ever Raptor to win the award along with Carter, and Damon Stoudamire.[30]

On November 4, 2022, Barnes achieved his first career triple-double with 11 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists in a 111–110 loss to the Dallas Mavericks.[31] On March 10, 2023, Barnes put up a career-high 32 points in a 122–112 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers.[32]

On February 6, 2024, Adam Silver, the NBA Commissioner, named Barnes as a injury replacement player for the 2024 NBA All-Star Game following injuries to Julius Randle and Joel Embiid. Barnes appeared in the NBA All-Star Game for the first time in his NBA career, he scored 16 points, collected 8 rebounds and dished out 3 assists.[33]

National team career

Barnes won a gold medal with the United States at the 2017 FIBA Under-16 Americas Championship in Formosa, Argentina after averaging 9.8 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.4 steals per game.[34] In a semifinal win over Argentina, he led all scorers with 20 points and six steals while breaking the American under-16 record for free throw percentage by shooting 8-of-8 from the free throw line.[35] At the 2018 FIBA Under-17 World Cup in Argentina, Barnes averaged 9.5 points and 5.8 rebounds per game and captured another gold medal. He averaged 9.7 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game at the 2019 FIBA Under-19 World Cup in Heraklion, Greece, where he won his third gold medal with the United States.[36]

Personal life

Barnes' father is Jamaican and many of his relatives are Canadian.[37]

Player profile

Standing at 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m),[38] with a wingspan of 7 ft 3 in (2.21 m),[citation needed] he is capable of guarding multiple positions due to his length. Although listed as a forward, he played the guard position in college and Toronto has seized on his playmaking ability by using him as a secondary ball handler.[39] Barnes' biggest weakness is his 3 point shooting, as he shot below 30% from three (27.5%) in college and below 30% from three (29.0%) for his career NBA stats.

Career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

NBA

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2021–22 Toronto 74 74 35.4 .492 .301 .735 7.5 3.5 1.1 .7 15.3
2022–23 Toronto 77 76 34.8 .456 .281 .772 6.7 4.8 1.1 .8 15.3
2023–24 Toronto 60 60 34.9 .475 .341 .781 8.2 6.1 1.3 1.5 19.9
Career 211 210 35.0 .474 .311 .764 7.4 4.7 1.1 1.0 16.6
All-Star 1 0 17.7 .700 .400 8.0 3.0 1.0 .0 16.0

Play-in

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2023 Toronto 1 1 40.5 .538 .500 .571 10.0 2.0 2.0 1.0 19.0
Career 1 1 40.5 .538 .500 .571 10.0 2.0 2.0 1.0 19.0

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2022 Toronto 4 3 33.3 .429 .167 .813 9.0 4.3 1.0 .3 12.8
Career 4 3 33.3 .429 .167 .813 9.0 4.3 1.0 .3 12.8

College

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2020–21 Florida State 24 7 24.8 .503 .275 .621 4.0 4.1 1.5 .5 10.3

References

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External links

  • Career statistics and player information from NBA.com Edit this at Wikidata and Basketball-Reference.com Edit this at Wikidata
  • Florida State Seminoles bio
  • Montverde Academy Eagles bio
  • USA Basketball bio
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