|DraftExpress: Top NBA Prospects in the Pac-12 #6-10 Kyle Anderson Jordan Adams Josh Scott Devon Collier Nick Johnson http://t.co/FHsd9SxSEI|
|DraftExpress: DX: Arizona vs. Arizona State: Smackdown (Nick Johnson, Jahii Carson & Angelo Chol) http://bit.ly/g8cP7t|
|DraftExpress: Maybe down the road. He's obviously a very smart, savvy player. RT @JTMBasketball: Any chance Nick Johnson can convert to the point?|
|DraftExpress: Sean Miller is going to love Nick Johnson. NBA upside might be limited as a 6-2 SG, but he'll be an impact player from day one & for a while|
|DraftExpress: Great game coming up (starting to feel like a broken record). LeBryan Nash's Lincoln squad vs. Myck Kabongo, Nick Johnson and Findlay Prep.|
H: 6' 2"|
W: 198 lbs
(20 Years Old)
|Pick: 56 in 2015 Mock Draft |
Rank 16 in NCAA Juniors
High School: Findlay Prep
Hometown: Henderson, NV
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|HoopHall Classic Scouting Reports: Elite Prospects (Part Three)|
January 23, 2011
One of the most polished players seen at this event, Nick Johnson (#33 Scout, #40 Rivals, #23 ESPN) looked like the rare high school senior who could step into a college team's rotation immediately and not look out of place.
Undersized for a shooting guard at just 6-3, Johnson compensates with a strong frame and excellent athleticism, showing nice quickness and the ability to play above the rim in highlight reel fashion.
Offensively, Johnson is a fairly complete player, starting with his excellent shooting ability. He gets very nice elevation on his jump-shot, being capable of making shots both off the dribble and with his feet set. He's a very smart, savvy player who operates unselfishly on the court and is just as effective in transition as he is in the half-court, moving off the ball crisply and looking very willing to make the extra pass. Johnson still has room to improve on his shot-creating skills and ability to the pick and roll, but considering the work ethic he shows, that appears likely down the road.
Defensively, Johnson lacks great size or length, but makes up for any shortcomings he might have with the toughness he brings to the table. Often asked to guard players 3-4 inches taller than him seeing minutes at the small forward position for his high school team, Johnson held his ground admirably against the incredibly strong and athletic LeBryan Nash both inside the paint and on the perimeter, He showing a feistiness to his game that Arizona head coach Sean Miller will surely enjoy.
Johnson is virtually guaranteed to have an excellent career at the college level, but at 6-3, will have to continue to improve his playmaking ability and overall offensive polish to emerge as a NBA prospect.
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