Not only has Brandon Boston’s freshman season at Kentucky Wildcats been bad, it’s been historically bad.
The former McDonald’s All-American that many believed would be one of the top players in the country and a top 10 pick in the 2021 NBA Draft has been anything but that in large part due to his struggles shooting the rock.
Per Corey Price of UK Athletics, Boston’s three-point percentage, career field goal percentage and single-season field-goal percentage all rank among the worst in program history.
Worst 3-point field goal percentage by a Kentucky player in a single season (min. 3 three-point att. per game and 20 games played):— Corey Price (@coreyp08) March 3, 2021
- 26.96% Saul Smith (1999-2000)
- 26.97% Brandon Boston (2020-2021)
- 27.35% Rodrick Rhodes (1993-1994)
- 29.27% Keith Bogans (1999-2000)
Worst field goal percentage by a Kentucky player in the shot clock era (since 1985-1986) (min. 10 field goal attempts per game played):— Corey Price (@coreyp08) March 3, 2021
- 35.2% Brandon Boston (2020-2021)
- 39% Rodrick Rhodes (1994-1995)
- 39.4% Derrick Miller (1989-1990)
- 39.5% Keith Bogans (2001-2002)
Worst field goal percentage by a Kentucky player in a single season in the shot clock era (since 1985-1986) (minimum of 5 field goal attempts per game and 20 games played):— Corey Price (@coreyp08) March 3, 2021
- 33.7%, Saul Smith (1999-2000)
- 34.8%, Devin Askew (2020-2021)
- 35.2%, Brandon Boston (2020-2021)
Boston, at times, has shown flashes of the potential that made him a household name coming into college, including shooting 62.5% from deep on eight attempts in a 17-point effort in the thrilling win over Auburn. However, his freshman season has been a miserable one for the most part.
His poor season begs the question of if Boston will still declare for the 2021 NBA Draft as expected, but all indications so far suggest he still intends to be a one-and-done at UK.