As the NBA season draws nearer, players and their trainers start preparing for the physically-demanding schedule. While these workouts might be better known for producing clips of “Hoodie Melo” in action, they bring together talent from all corners of the league to get reps in without the pressure of real games. One player who has stood out in recent workouts is none other than 19-year-old Brandon Boston Jr., showing off his pure shooting against competition consisting of players like Ben Simmons, Ja Morant, and Aaron Gordon.
The following clip is fairly short, but it’s clear that Boston’s advanced shooting fundamentals is paired with a cool-headedness that the greatest shooters have carried.
Brandon Boston getting his in an open run filled with pros @bboston_ (vid via @swishcultures_ , @ChrisJHoops ) pic.twitter.com/tZXEasocZK— B/R Hoops (@brhoops) August 24, 2021
For those who have been following Boston’s basketball trajectory, his recent displays of elite offensive talent are no surprise. At the 51st pick of the draft, it would’ve been typical to offer a two-way contract, or to be used as a trade piece for a more established player. However, the Clippers offered him a three-year guaranteed contract. Perhaps it was because of the expectations surrounding him as a high schooler, with a game that may very well fit the dynamic of the NBA better than the NCAA. It could be because of his convincing stats during the Summer League, averaging 13 points in less than 25 minutes. Most likely, it’s a combination of both, and both of those aspects to his game may be relied upon as the season progresses.
For the number one 3-point shooting team in the league, Boston’s bread and butter fits perfectly with the team’s offensive schemes. His rookie counterparts, Keon Johnson and Jason Preston, offer great upside, but their shooting looks to be less reliable than Boston’s. With Kawhi Leonard out for possibly the entire season, the Clippers will need to dig deep and find a reliable replacement, and a backup for that replacement. We shouldn’t expect Boston to instantly get minutes, but don’t be surprised if he carves out an important role for the potential championship contender.
More news for Friday:
- Offseason report cards for Western Conference teams were just released, check out where the Clippers stand in relation to their competition.
- Signing with Ironi Ness Ziona in Israel, Clippers Summer League alum Kerwin Roach builds off of his summertime success.
- Still not convinced of Brandon Boston’s talent? You’ll have second thoughts after watching his Summer League highlights.
- Ty Lue and his staff have undergone some changes, but the search for more assistants is still going strong.
- Kawhi Leonard’s desire for greatness has roots in his college obsession with none other than Michael Jordan.
- The 2021-22 NBA season is the league’s 75th Anniversary Season, read up on what makes next year special.