Looking at Florida Gators Kenny Boynton's Skill Set As A Pro?

By Trevor Lowry
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Kenny Boynton will go down as one of the best players in Florida Gators history. As good as he was in his four seasons with the team, his senior year did not help out his draft stock one bit. However, let’s take a look at Boynton’s skill set as a pro.

Boynton went from averaging 15.9 points per game to 12 points per game this past season. Although he shot the ball less, his shot was just not as good. Boynton shot 39.4 percent from the field and 32.1 percent from behind the arc. Both numbers are pretty low for a shooting guard, especially for Boynton if he wants to play in the NBA.

Throughout his career, Boynton has been a streaky shooter. Although pro teams would like him to be more efficient at all times, that was not the case in college. As for this year, Boynton had a lot of games where he was just not an accurate shooter. He seemed to get things going a little bit down the stretch, but for the most part, his shot seemed lost.

At 6’2”, Boynton is not going to grab a lot of rebounds. It does not help that his best suited position is shooting guard, but if he just improves his shot, he has the ability to drain at the next level.

Boynton did show at the start of the 2012-13 college basketball season that he could play the point, which is probably his best bet if he wants to make it in the pros.

He is a good free throw shooter, so there is that, but going from 110 threes made to just 71 does not look good for NBA scouts. Still, if there is an NBA team that thinks it can get Boynton to be more effective from behind the arc and everywhere on the court for that matter, then maybe he will get signed after the draft because he will likely not be drafted at this point.

Still, Boynton had a great career for Florida and averaged 12 or more points all for years with the team.


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