Athleticism and explosiveness at the rim for a point guard
Creates for teammates with drive and dish
Quick with his dribble especially in the open floor
A lefty who is just as effective going to his right
Can post up smaller defenders
Uses length to his advantage
Struggles from beyond the arc
Below-average free throw shooter
Settles for pull-up jumper too often
Needs to make more of a commitment on the defensive end given his natural quickness
Summary: Despite a weak class of point guards, Johnson is still a bubble first-round pick. He is at his best when attacking the basket and would thrive in an up-tempo offense. If he were a more consistent outside shooter, Johnson would likely be a first-round lock. Instead, he may fall into the second round and regret his decision to leave school early.
Player Comparison: Marcus Banks. Coming out of college, Banks was known more for his speed and athleticism as a point guard, but never for his ability to shoot the basketball. Johnson is in the same mold that he is incredibly quick off the bounce, at times showing a Rajon Rando-like ability to get into the lane. If Johnson can develop a more consistent outside shot, he should have a more successful professional career than Banks.
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