2015 NBA Draft Scouting Report: Stanley Johnson
Stanley Johnson Player Profile
April 25, 2015
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School: Arizona Wildcats
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Position: Small Forward
Career Stats: 13.8 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 1.7 assists and 1.5 steals.
Strengths: Stanley Johnson is one of the more physical players in this class, as he has a strong upper-body and elite size for his position. Johnson has a strong motor and is crazy competitive. Johnson has great range, as he shot 37.1 percent from three on over 100 attempts. Johnson also shot a solid 75.2 percent from the free throw line. Johnson runs the floor well for a big and is capable of pushing the ball himself with above-average ballhandling. Johnson is a terrific defender and capable of defending multiple positions. Johnson has a nice touch and can create for himself off the dribble. Stanley Johnson works hard and comes with zero off-the-court issues.
Weaknesses: Stanley Johnson struggles at times creating separation and can settle for shots. Johnson isn’t extremely athletic/explosive and has issues finishing at the rim. Johnson can also have a hard time staying in front of quicker players on the defensive end and can get beat off the dribble. Johnson can get out of control offensively and averaged 2.2 turnovers per game.
Projection: It’s hard not to like Stanley Johnson, as he has the size, the offensive game and takes pride in playing hard on the defensive end. Coaches love players like Johnson who have a relentless work ethic. Johnson has NBA range offensively and can guard nearly every position. Johnson would be a steal if picked outside of the Top 10. This kid plays hard at both ends of the floor and has an offensive game that’s only going to improve.