2021 NBA Draft Profile

Joshua

Primo

Round 1Pick 12
Drafted By:San Antonio Spurs
Position
G
Height/Weight
6-6 / 190 lbs
School/Club
Alabama
Country
USA
Status
Freshman
Birthday
12/24/2002
Draft 2021

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
• 2020-21 SEC All-Freshman Team selection.
• Started 19 games for SEC champion Alabama, which advanced to the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16.
• Represented Canada at the 2019 FIBA U-19 Basketball World Cup.
• Participated in the Basketball Without Borders Global Camp at NBA All-Star 2020 in Chicago.

FRESHMAN (2020-21)
• Averaged 8.1 points and 3.4 rebounds while shooting 43.1% from the field.
• Finished third on the team in three-point percentage (38.1) and second in free throw percentage (75.0).
• Had eight games with three or more three-pointers.
• Named SEC Freshman of the Week on Jan. 25 after averaging 19.0 points and making a combined 10-of-13 threes vs. LSU (Jan. 19) and Mississippi State (Jan. 23).
• Tied his season high with 22 points against Auburn (Jan. 9).

HIGH SCHOOL
• Reclassified from 2021 recruiting class to 2020 after completing his prep requirements early from Royal Crown in Toronto.
• Played the 2018-19 season at Huntington Prep in West Virginia.

STRENGTHS
• Long, athletic wing with excellent shooting potential.
• Shoots an easy ball with great mechanics.
• Shows flashes of handle and shot-creation skills.
• Smart defender who gets to the right spots.

PERSONAL
• High school teammate of fellow 2021 NBA Draft prospect JT Thor (Auburn) at Huntington Prep.
• Sister, Keshia, played basketball at the University of Buffalo.

18
Primo turned 18 on Dec. 24, 2020, making him the youngest player in NCAA Division I in the 2020-21 season.

QUOTE
I think my game translates greatly to the NBA. Even from the little bit I showed in my first year, just being able to hit threes consistently and make plays defensively. I can space the floor and have the length to get my shot off over any defender. I can guard multiple positions, and that will help me adapt to the NBA that has so many interchangeable positions.”
-Primo, on his game (via ESPN.com)

— Profile by NBA Communications