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2006 NBA Draft Draft Tracker Draft Tracker - Round 1 Draft Tracker - Round 2 Players Positions Schools Conferences NBA Teams

Alexander Johnson - PF

 Alexander Johnson Rank: 33
 Position: Power Forward
 School: Florida State
 Height, Weight: 6'9, 240
   Selected by: Indiana Pacers
 Round 2, pick 15 (45 overall)

Traded to Grizzlies
 
ANALYSIS: Johnson entering his name into the draft came as a surprise to some, but he has the potential to work his way toward the first round. Though he had moderate averages of 13.2 points and 7.4 rebounds per game as a junior, he has an NBA-ready body and pro-style game as well. Johnson worked hard in between his sophomore and junior seasons, shedding 25 pounds and dramatically improving his overall game on both ends of the court. He really came on strong toward the end of this season, averaging over 15 points and 9.5 rebounds per game over his last 14 games including a 22-point, 13-rebound performance in the Seminoles 79-74 upset over top-ranked Duke. Johnson has worked dramatically on his shooting touch over his three years at Florida State. Though his field goal percentage has not greatly improved, he has developed a dangerous 15-18 foot jumper. There have been questions about Johnson's size as well, as some feel he may be closer to 6-foot-8 rather than his listed 6-foot-10. Although he doesn't possess a long wingspan, Johnson gets off the floor extremely well for a big-man; reportedly having a 40-inch vertical leap. Johnson will have to impress in pre-draft workouts and camps to work himself toward the first round on draft night. He never put up tremendous numbers in college, but he played in a competitive conference and has the body to compete at the next level (think Othella Harrington). Johnson won't slide past the mid-second round if he keeps his name in, with a potential late-first round selection possible.

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