Uses his length to be an effective rebounder and shot blocker
Great mid-range game
High release on his shot which makes it difficult to block
Utilizes hook shot
Turnaround jumper on the block
Great touch around the basket
Runs the floor well
Dangerous in pick-and-roll or pick-and-pop situations
Still trying to become a reliable three-point threat
Summary: Johnson has shown tremendous development during his time at Purdue growing from a skinny, project big man to an All-American candidate. He has put on some weight during that time but his lack of strength and physicality is the biggest thing holding him back in NBA scouts' views. Still, Johnson is a safe bet to be a late first-round pick, and if he falls into the second round, it should not be long before he is scooped off the board.
Player Comparison: Channing Frye. Johnson lacks the strength that Frye had when he entered the NBA, but is more athletic. Frye found his niche with the Suns due to his outside shooting which is a skill Johnson possesses as well. Johnson is not going to mix it up down low at the next level and will have to rely on his athleticism and jump shot like Frye has in Phoenix.