Hometown: Gilbert, AZ
Position: Point Guard/Shooting Guard
Right-handed… Johnson surprises some with his deceptive athleticism, but moreso can make an impact given his motor and relentless competitiveness. He is seemingly always in attack mode, grabbing rebounds off the defense glass and taking the ball the other way in transition. Johnson is an improving decision-maker with the ball in his hands and is a willing passer. Or in transition, Johnson can spot up on the wing and knock down jumpers with 3-point range and offsets his lack of height with very good lift off the ground. If he puts the ball on the floor- watch out- he gets excellent elevation and can finish above the rim…
Johnson's physical attributes will hold him back in the NBA evaluation and prospecting process. He is just 6'3" and his wingspan measures out at just 6'4". Due to his lack of an ideal frame, Johnson's physical potential is maxed out and he would best be tailoring his game to be a point guard at the next level. He will need to vastly improve his handle, especially with his left-hand and under pressure. Johnson's feel for the game isn't there yet, especially as a lead guard and he does not do a great job controlling the game. He gets lost at times and plays out of control… Johnson needs to improve his range and consistency from the perimeter, especially shooting off the dribble...
Notes: Son of former Arizona State guard Joey Johnson and nephew of NBA wing Dennis Johnson.