Jeremy Lin’s mathematical chances of being drafted just got a bit more difficult. Armon Johnson (6′3″ 200) of Nevada just declared for the Draft. I saw him play in person when the Wolfpack paid a visit to San Jose State not too long ago.
The left-handed Johnson has a strong frame and does a decent job of getting past his man and attacking the rim.
However, I don’t think he’s as explosive as Jeremy. Johnson has more of a power, straightforward game. Rugged. Very suited to old-school Jeff Van Gundy New York Knicks.
Think Avery Johnson, but bigger and more athletic. There’s nothing all that spectacular to his game, but nothing all that glaring, either.
Coincidentally, both Johnsons (and Jeremy) don’t really have a good outside stroke, although Avery’s was atrocious — and wasn’t Avery left-handed, too?
Here’s what Nevada Coach David Carter had to say about Johnson’s decision to enter the Draft (excerpted, link is below)…
DC: “I don’t know if he’ll make an impact right away. He does have the athleticism, the size and the speed that NBA guys are looking for. The shooting part is the one that he really has to improve on. I think he’s probably a year or two away from being in that conversation where he can make an impact. But that’s most young men. I always think you can improve as a player and improve your maturity, but the NBA drafts a lot on potential, so you don’t have a lot of guys who are ready to make an impact right away.”
Read the whole article at: rgj.com | Reno, NV Wolf Pack Blog | The Reno Gazette-Journal
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