Scottie Barnes Bio: Dating, NBA & Facts

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Scottie Barnes is different. In a league full of athletes constantly demanding more opportunities, Scottie is different and showcases peculiar gameplay. He is happy with the little things in the game; passing.

The 2022 Rookie of the Year, Barnes plays as a power forward for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

The Raptors picked him fifth overall in the 2021 NBA Draft.

His gameplay has not just impressed his fans but also basketball veterans, including former NBA champion Kevin Garnett who has high praise for the Raptor’s young star. Kevin believes Scottie is the next big player on the rise.

Scottie Barnes
Scottie Barnes (Source: Instagram)

On January 16, 2023, Barnes made headlines when he pressed up defensively on the Knicks’ Julius Randle in a 123-121 overtime win at Madison Square Garden. It was a praiseworthy move but the wrong play.

Quick Facts

Full Name Scott Wayne Barnes Jr. ` 
Known As Scottie Barnes
Nickname Tyler Herro Wriggling
Birthdate August 1, 2001
Age 21 Years Old
Birthplace  West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
Current Residence Toronto, Canada
Father’s Name Scott Barnes Sr.
Mother’s Name Kathlyn Wilkins
Siblings Jon French and Shawn Barnes
Nationality American
Marital Status Unmarried
Girlfriend None
Children Not Yet
Built Athletic
Sexual Orientation Straight
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Height 6 ft. 8 in/2.03 m/203 cm
Weight 225 lb/102 kg
Ethnicity Afro-American
Zodiac Sign Leo
Profession Professional Basketball Player
Education Cardinal Newman High School, NSU University School, Montverde Academy, Florida State University
NBA Draft Toronto Raptors: 2021 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4th Overall
Awards & Achievements NBA Champion (2022)
Playing Career 2021-Present
Association Toronto Raptors (2021-Present)
Position Power Forward
Shirt Number 4
Salary $8.26 Million
Net Worth $1-$5 Million
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Merch  Rookie Card
Last Update February, 2023 

Early Life & Education

Scottie was born Scott Wayne Barnes Jr. on August 1, 2001, in West Palm Beach, Florida, United States, to his father Scott Barnes Sr., and mother, Kathlyn Wilkins.

His father is Jamaican, and many of Barnes’s relatives are based in Canada.

He grew up with his two siblings, Jon French and Shawn Barnes.

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Childhood Picture of Scottie Barnes (Source: Instagram)

Barnes developed an interest in basketball early in his life and used to hoop around with his siblings.

He earned All-Area second team and MaxPreps as a freshman at Cardinal Newman High School in West Palm Beach, Florida.

After the season, he transferred to NSU University School in Fort Lauderdale.

He performed well in NSU and led the team to several prestigious championships.

On August 2019, he moved to Montverde Academy joining top recruits for his senior season.

He was selected to play in Jordan Brand Classic, Nike Hoop Summit, and McDonald’s All-American. Unfortunately, COVID-19 canceled all three games.

ESPN considered him the fourth-best player in the 2020 recruiting class and was the highest-ranked power forward in his class.

Several universities, including Miami, Oregon, and Kentucky, approached Barnes, but he committed to Florida State over all others on October 14, 2019.

Career

After his outstanding freshman season at Florida State, Barnes announced his intention to enter the 2021 NBA Draft, forgoing his remaining college eligibility.

He was the hot pick, and not to anyone’s surprise, Toronto Raptors drafted him overall in that year’s draft.

On August 2021, Barnes signed a rookie-level contract with the team and made his debut in October against Washington Wizards.

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Scottie Barnes During A Game (Source: Instagram)

Barnes put his first career double-double on October 22 game against Boston Celtics.

Similarly, he achieved his first career triple-double in a game against the Mavericks on November 4, 2022.

Besides playing in the NBA, Barnes has also made a remarkable name as part of the US national team. He won his third gold medal with the national team at the 2019 FIBA Under-19 World Cup in Heraklion, Greece.

Awards & Honors

Scottie Barnes has made a name for himself in NBA and basketball in general with his terrific and unique gameplay. And in doing so, he has also won several accolades.

  • NBA All-Rookie First Team (2022)
  • NBA Rookie of the Year (2022)
  • Third-team All-ACC (2021)
  • ACC Freshman of the Year (2021)
  • ACC Sixth Man of the Year (2021)
  • McDonald’s All-American (2020)

Net Worth & Contracts

Net Worth

The up-and-coming NBA power forward has earned name and fame in his professional career, making quite a buck in the process.

Even though no exact numbers on his net worth have come out, based on his contracts and other potential sources of income, it is safe to say that his net worth sits comfortably at seven figures.

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Scottie Barnes In A Commercial (Source: Instagram)

As of 2023, Scottie Barnes’s net worth is estimated to be somewhere between $1 and $5 million.

Aside from regular NBA salaries, Barnes has a multi-year deal with the sports giant Nike. In 2021 it was reported that Barnes and Nike had inked a multi-year shoe and apparel endorsement contract for an undisclosed sum.

Contracts

On August 2021, Barnes signed a four-year $33.06 million rookie contract with the Raptors, including an $8.26 million average annual salary and the full amount guaranteed.

Similarly, on October 19, 2022, the Raptors exercised an $8.01 million option for the 2023-24 season.

According to Spotrac, after the 2023-24 season, he will become eligible for the five-year $205 million rookie extension. If everything goes well, the 2023-24 season will see him earn $35.31 million in average annual salary.

Relationship & Social Media

Talking about his relationships, he currently appears to be single. Also, no news about his past relationships has swirled in the media yet.

Maybe he is in a secret relationship that we don’t know about, but his social media says otherwise.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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He is one of the youngest players on the Raptors roster. He probably is spending his time and energy on his practice and improving himself.

Social Media

The 21 years old forward, the Raptors, is active on Instagram and Twitter with a considerable following.

He has nearly 600k Instagram followers, where he usually shares about his games pictures with some practice reels, sponsored posts, and personal stuff.

Also active on Twitter, Barnes has 62.7k followers on the platform.

Unknown Facts About Scottie Barnes

  • Scottie Barnes was named the Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month for February on March 3, 2021.
  • He was named the 2021-2022 NBA Rookie of the Year on April 23, 2021.
  • Scottie averaged 9.5 points per game at the 2018 FIBA Under-17 World Cup and garnered a gold medal.

Popularity

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Popularity of Scottie Barnes Over The Past 12 Months (Source: Google) 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

What is Scottie Barnes's 2K rating?

The current version of Scottie Barnes has a 2K rating of 83 with an Inside the Arc Playmaker Build on NBA 2K23. Likewise, Barnes has a total of eight badges.

How many points did Scottie Barnes average in college?

Scottie Barnes averaged 10.3 points per game for Florida State University.

What is Scottie Barnes's career high?

Barnes scored his career-high 31 points on March 18, 2022, against the Los Angeles Lakers.

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