|JaJuan Johnson played four years at Purdue, averaging 20.5 ppg, 8.6 rpg and 2.3 bpg for the Boilermakers. He led the team in scoring, minutes played, field goals made & attempted, free throws made & attempted, rebounding and blocks. Johnson was honored with an abundance of awards in his senior season, including selections to the Consensus All-American First Team, the AP All-American First Team, the Big Ten Player of the Year as voted by coaches and the media, and many more.|
|What they're saying:
Draft Express: His lack of strength and physical toughness looks to be his Achilles heel on both ends of the court, preventing him from being a legitimate post presence offensively and making him a liability as a defender and rebounder. These will likely be the main question marks he'll need to address moving forward, and could be the difference in whether he sticks in the NBA or not.
ESPN: The Good: Johnson is a long, athletic and big with a surprising face-the-basket game. He has improved every year in school, is a proven shot-blocker and has dramatically increased his free throw percentage.
NBADraft.net: A lean, athletic forward who thrives in the open floor … A superior athlete with excellent length, leaping ability and body control … Also a force defensively using his 7-foot plus wingspan to register over 2 blocks per game … His offensive game has shown steady improvement (15 ppg as a junior) … Solid and consistent from the line at over 70% … Has developed a righty jump hook shot … Gets a lot of dunks off of ally oops … Quick off his feet … Good fluidity. Runs the floor well … Came into Chicago adidas Nations camp in August looking bulked up (possibly in the 225 lbs range). Shoulders appear to be rounding out some … Plays with good energy. High motor … Mature person off the court (senior) who will enter the league with a degree …
MyNBADraft: At 6ft10 225lbs Johnson is very thin for being a front line guy in the NBA. He needs to work on adding bulk, but like Camby he may have difficulty on his long frame. Like Camby early in his career it playing at a thin weight may lead to nagging injuries early on as he adjusts. By his sr yr Johnson developed as a go to scorer, but in the NBA he may have difficulty finishing through contact. Unless he adds considerable strength or a consistent jumper you will not run plays for him and his offense will be limited to put backs and running the floor.
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