BrandonClayScouting: Player Card – Scottie Barnes

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Scottie Barnes (West Palm Beach, Florida), University School – 2020
Height: 6’6″

Position: SF
Committed College: Undecided
Star Grade:




By: @JLHemingwayPSB & @BrandonClayPSB Player Evaluations

Date: October 12, 2017
Evaluator: Brandon Clay
Location: USA Basketball Mini-Camp (Colorado Springs, Colorado)

Barnes is an elite level athlete who was most effective in transition here. He runs the floor extremely well with the bounce to raise up and make a play around the rim at any moment. Barnes release on his outside shot has a bit of a push to it right now.

Date: May 15, 2017
Evaluator: Jonathan Hemingway
Location: Indi Hoops Tip-Off Classic (Suwanee, Georgia)

Barnes is a lanky wing-forward who’s stature and skill set immediately remind me of Brandon Ingram. He has good athleticism to finish above the rim and a perimeter jumper that showed flashes of being even more consistent. He showed terrific footwork on the hard hedge of a ball screen, which could be ultimately the most important attribute that he has.

 Highlights of Barnes courtesy of HoopDiamonds



Staff-Pic-B-ClayBrandon Clay is the owner of Peach State Basketball, Inc., and He serves as the Executive Camp Director for the Elite Basketball Academy Camps. Clay is a McDonald’s All-American Game Selection Committee member. He also votes on the Naismith Trophy Men’s / Women’s College Player of the Year Academy and is the HS Boys / Girls All-American Team Board of Selectors Chairperson. He has been involved in the community since 2001. You can reach Clay at [email protected]

Coach Hemi-100-100Jonathan Hemingway is a National Evaluator for the OTRHoopsReport. Hemingway serves on the Board of Selectors for the Naismith Trophy. also He is also the publisher of He has been involved in the community since 1996 as a coach, camp director and evaluator. You can reach him via email at [email protected] and follow him on  twitter @JLHemingwayPSB