One of the most marked changing dynamics for this Stanford Basketball team since the start of the year has been the emergence of Johnson. Though just a freshman, the crafty point guard has consistently helped the team by making others around him better and by taking some of the pressure off Chris Hernandez at the off-guard. The Cardinal are 3-1 since Johnson moved into the starting lineup. The frosh floor general is averaging 3.0 assists per game, which becomes even more impressive once you consider his limited minutes. On a per-40 minute basis, Johnson leads Stanford by a wide margin with 6.2 dimes. And don't look now, but that blood-curdling three-point shot is hitting for the season at a surprisingly respectable 33.3%.
Johnson talked this week about his progress to date and the areas he still wants to improve, as well as how he sees his role relative to the fifth-year senior Hernandez. The freshman also talks honestly about what he and the Cardinal have to do against Arizona tonight in Tucson.
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Mitch Johnson press conference Q&A -
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