Draft Profile

 

Elijah Johnson, PG, Kansas

Unfortunately, Johnson’s final game at Kansas will likely be best remembered for passing up an open runner that ultimately cost the Jayhawks a chance to extend their thrilling game against Michigan in the Elite 8. That said the senior point guard closed out a solid career in Lawrence averaging 9.9 points, 3.1 rebounds and 4.6 assists. He was a key reserve for the Jayhawks as a sophomore and junior, but became a versatile, athletic starting point guard with good size and shooting range. The problem with Johnson is consistency. He can waver from being the most dynamic player on the floor to invisible, according to Chad Ford of ESPN. He is considered a mid-to-late second-round pick by most mock drafts.

Joseph Treutlein of Draft Express writes, “Johnson's physical tools were his strongest asset coming into this season, and that hasn't changed with his expanded role. Johnson's most impressive moments are largely his explosive finishes at the rim and his excellent speed going to the basket, which still remain his biggest selling points in projecting his long term potential.”

Pre-Draft measurements and results, according to Draft Express.com:

Height w/o Shoes

6' 2.5"

Wingspan

6' 4.5"

Standing Reach

8' 1.5"

Body Fat

N/A

Standing Leap

N/A

Max Leap

N/A

 

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