Armon Johnson Sneaking into the 1st Round
In a Draft void of real point guard depth, it could turn out that Nevada Wolfpack guard, Armon Johnson could be sneaking into the 1st Round of the 2010 NBA Draft. As a collegiate player, Johnson was a proven scorer throughout his first three years in the WAC, but is he a point guard? He's got the size, strength, quickness and superior athleticism that front offices desire in a point guard prospect in this day and age. While he dished out nearly 6 assists per game as a junior last season, he averaged nearly 3.5 turnovers per game and has never had an assist-to-turnover ratio of 2:1. One of Johnson's other glaring weaknesses was the consistency to hit from the perimeter- he is a career 29% shooting from behind the arc.
However, since the 2009-10 season ended, Armon Johnson's stock has been on the steady incline. He was measured at 6'3", with a lengthy 6'8" wingspan and passed the athleticism testing with flying colors, marking a 38" vertical leap. Most recently, Johnson torched the Chicago pre-draft combine shooting drills knocking down 85 of 115 total shots, or 73.9%, good for fifth in camp behind Andy Rautins, Willie Warren, Mikhail Torrance and Luke Babbit. And while the former Wolfpack guard wasn't spectacular from behind the arc (11-of-25), he lit up the mid-range shooting drills- going 30-for-41.
Adding his improved shooting to his impressive package of size, speed and athleticism may have Armon Johnson's stock sliding into the 20s on draft night 2010.
By President - Corey Ruff - 6-5-10