Future Lottery Picks Preview The 2014 NBA Draft June 25, 2014 Stanley Johnson (Arizona), Myles Turner (Texas), Justise Winslow (Duke) and Tyus Jones (Duke) preview the 2014 NBA Draft for DraftExpress from Colorado Springs, where they just won the U18 FIBA Americas Championship for USA Basketball.
[Read Full Article] 2014 Nike Hoop Summit: USA Measurements April 12, 2014 Stanley Johnson
Weight: 237 lbs.
Height (w/shoes): 6'7"
Standing Reach: 8'7.5” [Read Full Article] High School Class of 2014 Scouting Reports, Part Three- the Wings September 5, 2013
-Very good size for a wing at 6-7 ˝ in shoes. Good wingspan (6-10 1/2)
-Outstanding frame—absolutely chiseled at 226 pounds
-Terrific athlete. Strong, explosive, a highlight reel waiting to happen
-Very physical defender. Takes great pride in his work on this end of the court. Has the versatility to guard multiple positions, Defends all five positions at the high school level. Should be able to defend at least three in college (2-4) and possibly beyond
-Does a great job getting to the passing lanes
-Tremendous rebounder for his position, on both ends of the floor. Averaged over 14 rebounds per-40 at the Nike EYBL. Same story in every other setting he's played in
-Extremely aggressive in the open floor. Puts pressure on the defense. Takes the ball strong to the basket. Relishes contact inside the paint
-Solid ball-handler. Has a strong and quick first step. Can overpower defenders knifing through the lane
-Finishes with power
-Can post up a bit. Has the size, strength and desire to impose his will on opponents inside the paint
-Not a non-shooter. Can make an outside shot with his feet set, or sometimes even off the dribble
-Highly competitive player. Plays with emotion. Doesn't take plays off. A winner. Plays for the team. Sets the tone for his teammates with his intensity, swagger and toughness
-Makes extra pass. Not a selfish player. Finds the open man with solid vision
-Average perimeter shooter at best. Hit 31/104 (29%) 3-point attempts in 23 EYBL games this season. Made 31% last season
-Doesn't have the most fluid release on his shot. Short arms many of his attempts
-Shot-selection is not great. Settles for too many guarded attempts. Takes far more 3-pointers than he should considering how much more effective of a driver he is.
-Ball-handling skills are improvable in the half-court. Struggles to get all the way to the rim in the half-court at times if he can't simply blow by his opponent
-Fairly turnover prone. Averaged 4.2 turnovers per-40 in the EYBL.
Outlook: A college coach's dream. Has the body and athleticism of a NBA player, and his improved his skill-level and versatility substantially. Can do a little bit of everything on the floor. Has terrific intangibles on top of that. Competitor who wants to win and is willing to do what it takes to do so. [Read Full Article] Stanley Johnson Video Highlights and Interview September 5, 2013 Stanley Johnson from Mater Dei high school talks about how he's improved his game, the college recruiting process, how college can better him, and how it affects his transition to the NBA. From the 2013 Under Armour Elite 24.
-Excellent physical tools
-Very athletic- quick and explosive
-Tremendous defender. Guards three positions (2/3/4). Fundamentally sound. Shows nice toughness
-Good offensive rebounder
-Very good in transition. Strong first step. Powerful driver
-Finishes strong around the basket. Very good body control
-Can post up a bit using strong frame
Showing flashes of a nice crossover but still needs to keep polishing it.
-Can make an open 3-pointer, but not yet a consistent outsider shooter
-Ball-handling skills still a work in progress in the half-court
-Average decision maker. Can be out of control at times offensively
Outlook: Strong, athletic prospect with intriguing versatility. Still rounding out his skill-level offensively, but has a lot of tools to work with.