* Excellent jump shooter
* Good range
* Can attack the rim
* Makes free throws
* Needs to gain size and strength
* Hasn't been a good or consistent rebounder
* Has to become a better passer
Johnson has one NBA level skill, and that's shooting with deep range. Is one skill enough to get him a roster spot? That's what he's going to have to prove in the next few months.
Johnson led Mississippi State in scoring and also made a team-high 83 points. He finished his career with 260 3-pointers, second most in school history, and 1,460 points, 11th in MSU annals.
17.6 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 0.8 apg, 1.2 tpg, 34.9 mpg, .430 FG, .403 3PT, .780 FT
Johnson made four or more 3-pointers in a game 24 times during his career, including a career-high seven. Johnson tossed in seven 3s twice this season, against Troy and South Carolina.
Reminds me of:
Johnson is a long, lean shooter in the mold of a poor man's Reggie Miller.
What Insiders Say:
Mississippi State coach Rick Stansbury
"When he first got here, all he could do was take one dribble and shoot. Now he can put it down, take a couple of dribbles and pull up and shoot it, or he can take it to the rim. When he was a sophomore, and maybe even a little bit his junior year, people really crowded him and took that shot away. Then he learned he could take it to the hole."
What Outsiders Say:
South Carolina coach Darrin Horn
"Ravern Johnson is a phenomenal shooter."
Chris Dortch is the editor of the Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook.
|Three-point field goals: 2007-08, 7-for-24 (.292); 2008-09, 83-for-210 (.395); 2009-10, 87-for-214 (.407); 2010-11, 83-for-206 (.403). Totals: 260-for-654 (.398).|