Draft Profile: Stanley Johnson

Stanley Johnson is on the verge of likely being a top ten pick in the NBA Draft. Read on to see why that is and more.

Stanley Johnson has been in the basketball spotlight since his freshman year of high school. The Southern California native finished his career at Mater Dei as one of the most accomplished high school basketball players in the state's history.

He found similar success at Arizona, leading the Wildcats to another 30-win season and a second consecutive trip to Elite Eight.

After finishing his first and only season at Arizona, Johnson has cemented himself as definite lottery pick and the only remaining question is which organization will call his name.

The hype around Johnson has remained consistent over the last couple of years and NBA scouts are excited to watch him in the league.

"Stanley is truly a special talent and it all starts with his build and work ethic," an Eastern Conference scout said. "There are not many kids his age that are as stocky as Stanley and weigh almost 240-pounds.

"Combine his great frame with an outstanding skill set and it makes for a great player."

Here is a pre-draft breakdown:

NBA postion: SF/SG

Height: 6-foot-7

Weight: 241 pounds

Strengths

1) Size

2) Defensive upside

3) Ability to score

Weaknesses

1) Decision making

2) Shooting

3) Finishing

Scout's outlook:

"I know Stanley caught some heat for how his season finished, but that doesn't take away from the fact that he is one of the more talented players in the draft.

"I see him having a nice career. He has all the tools to become a great player."


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