Scottie Barnes Bio: First Ejection, 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 impressed not just 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, Power Forward For The Raptors
Scottie Barnes, Power Forward For The Raptors (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.

The power forward made headlines after he was ejected for the first time in his career in a game against the Denver Nuggets.

We will learn more about this power forward along the article, so stick with us till the end. But first, let’s start with the quick facts table;

Quick Facts

Full Name Scott Wayne Barnes Jr. ` 
Known As Scottie Barnes
Nickname Tyler Herro Wriggling
Birthdate August 1, 2001
Age 22 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 6’8″/2.03 m/203 cm
Weight 102 kg/225 lb.
Ethnicity African-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
Playing Career 2021-Present
Team(s) Toronto Raptors
Position Power Forward
Shirt Number 4
Salary $7.64 million
Net Worth $1-$5 million
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Merch Rookie Card
Last Update April 2024 

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.

childhood picture
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.


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 4th 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.

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.

The power forward had his first career ejection after protesting the call from infamous referee Scott Foster in a 118-113 loss to the Nuggets on March 7, 2023.

He won his third gold medal with the national team at the 2019 FIBA Under-19 World Cup in Heraklion, Greece.

His first and second gold came from competing at the 2017 FIBA U16 Americas Championship and 2018 FIBA U17 World Cup, respectively.

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 some bucks 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.

Scottie Barnes In A Commercial (Source: Instagram)

As of 2024, Scottie Barnes’s net worth is estimated to be somewhere between $1 and $5 million.

Aside from regular NBA salaries, Barnes reportedly had inked a multi-year shoe and apparel endorsement contract with Nike for an undisclosed sum in 2021.

Besides, he is also linked with Skilled Trades College, which provides pre-apprenticeship training for electrical, plumbing, and home renovation trades.


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 contract extension.

If everything goes well, the 2023-24 season will see him earn $35.31 million in average annual salary.


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.

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.

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.

Social Media Presence

The 22 years old forward for the Raptors is active on different social media platforms with a considerable following.

He usually shares his game pictures with some practice reels, sponsored posts, and personal stuff.

He is available on Instagram under the handle @ya.boy.scottie and Twitter @ScottBarnes561.

Instagram: 594k followers

Twitter: 63.7k followers


Being drafted 4th overall in the 2021 NBA Draft and becoming one of the best players of the Raptors and in the league, Barnes’ fan following is in perpetual growth.

Scottie Barnes' Popularity Graph
Scottie Barnes’ Popularity Graph (Source: Google Trends)

The above graph shows brief information about the popularity of Scottie Barnes based on Google searches in the United States over a year.

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' career-high?

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

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