2023 NBA Draft Player Profile: G Scoot Henderson

Guard Scoot Henderson starts his drive to the basket in a game for the G-League Ignite.
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Shooting Percentages & Measurements

42.9%27.5%76.4%6’2″195 lbs.6’9″
2022-23 Stats (G-League Ignite): 16.5 PPG/5.3 RPG/6.8 APG/0.6 BPG/1.1 SPG


At 17-years old, Scoot Henderson opted to finish his high school courses over a year and a half early to join G-League. Prior to his decision, Henderson was a five-star recruit and the top point guard in ESPN’s top 100 for the class of 2022. He was the seventh overall prospect at the time, but thought joining the Ignite would benefit his career more. This decision made him the youngest player in G-League history.

In Henderson’s first G-League season, he averaged 14.7 PPG on 46% from the field and 25% from three. It was a solid season for the young guard, but created higher expectations in year two — and he certainly improved. In a bigger role he improved his points, rebounds, and assists while leading his team to an exhibition victory versus expected #1 overall pick Victor Wembanyama and the Metropolitan 92. Now, he’s on his way to the NBA.


  • Excels in the pick-and-roll; hits roller in stride.
  • Elite athleticism that helps finishing with explosiveness.
  • Very good passer for his age; finds shooters on drive.


  • Defense needs improvement; specifically defensive IQ.
  • Some concern with his size, but wingspan helps make up for it.
  • Shooting will need to improve.

Player Comparison: Ja Morant

Draft Projection

An explosive and exciting guard, Scoot Henderson would be in discussion for the first overall pick in any other draft class. He has tools you can’t teach and is still only 19-years old. If he can improve his jump shot, he could become one of the best guards in the NBA.

I have him projected to be a top-three selection in the NBA Draft, and is my number two overall prospect. While he still needs to improve in certain areas, he has too many standout skills that I believe will translate nicely at the NBA level.

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