James Bouknight), born on September 18, 2000 in Brooklyn, NY, USA, is an American professional athlete who serves as a shooting guard and joined the NBA on July 30, 2021.
In college, he studied at the University of Connecticut (sophomore season) and averaged 18.7 points and 5.7 rebounds per game. He won the first team honor of the best team in the Big East and gave up his remaining college qualifications to participate in the NBA draft.
Selected by the Charlotte Hornets with the 11th overall pick in the 2021 NBA draft, Bookknight is a guard with excellent explosive power, excellent jumping, a quick first step, and can bypass most defenders with speed Enters the penalty area, handles the ball well, can finish dunks with both hands. Although he is a good scorer with the ball, he tends to ignore the open opportunities of his teammates, and makes mistakes from time to time when dribbling. He needs to work harder. The NBA can be a great scorer.