Biography: After posting career highs in points (15.7 per game), assists (5.6) and field goal percentage (49.5) as a junior at Nevada, Johnson decided he was ready for the next level, declaring for the draft and hiring an agent. It may prove to be a good decision as his stock continues to rise amid a relatively shallow pool of point guards. Johnson, considered by some more of a combo guard, has the physical tools to play in the NBA regardless of position, and his quickness and athleticism may be enough to convince a team he's worthy of a first-round selection. Those attributes make Johnson a constant threat to get to the rim and score, but the Reno native has other parts of his game that need work. For one, he's not a very good shooter, hitting just 23.9 percent of his 3-point attempts during the 2009-10 season. It's also a concern that he shot a career-worst 67.8 percent from the free-throw line as a junior, especially considering his offensive game is conducive to getting to the line. Some other issues appear more correctable with coaching, such as his defensive deficiencies and decision-making with the ball. There's no question Johnson is a little bit of a project, but with the necessary size and strength to succeed professionally and a consistent track record for a Nevada team that won 21 games in each of his three seasons, Johnson will certainly hear his name called on draft day.
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