Me neither but he has very little upside. I could see him filling the back end of the roster on the cheap, or even getting a 2 way. I don't see him being much more than end of bench fodder but if he can hit a 3 and facilitate he should stick in the NBA for a while.
Begarin, on the other hand, is a Jaylen Brown clone. 6'5, 6'11.75 wingspan, 8'8.5 standing reach. (reported, not combine)
Brown 6'6, 7'0 wingspan, 8'8.5 standing reach.
Same explosiveness and athleticism. Same initials (JMB). I haven't seen enough of him to know if he's just as mechanical but the length and athleticism are definitely NBA caliber. Maybe he ends the way of Romeo instead of Jaylen, but this was a home run pick regardless of how Begarin works out. Romeo had the measurements (6'4.5, 6'11, 8'7) but isn't quite as athletic or nearly as explosive as JB and JB. The book on him isn't completely closed either. He's shown some signs of life but I'm not optimistic. Not our problem anymore though.
If NJB is stateside in 22/23, his rookie season will be at age 20. He would be 2 months older than OGJB was his rookie season.
Brown's age 19 season in college .431/.294/.654 14.6 point, 5.4 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 0.8 steals, 0.6 blocks, 3.1 TO, 27.6 minutes, 34 games.
Begarin's age 19 season in International play .503/.298/.571 10.4 points, 3.6 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.7 steals, 0.4 blocks, 2.2 TO, 26.6 minutes, 18 games.
If anyone's into it: Juhan Begarin stats and Last 5 games
He's playing against what I would assume is better competition. The steals jump out, TO too. Whether that's a league thing/team thing I don't know. Jaylen's awful steal/block rates and TO were a big cause of concern on draft night. He still doesn't really block or steal and the TO are a problem, but it still worked out ok. It is curious that he doesn't do those things, considering his length and athleticism but he's not the most defensively aware player there is.
Kinda crazy how many similarities the 2 actually have. At least from a physical standpoint and on paper. Also more proof not to really worry what a 19 year old kid is shooting at the 3 point line or even the FT line.