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Prospect Profile

Chris Johnson

  • Full Name: Chris Johnson
  • Position: Forward
  • Height/Weight: 6-6 / 201
  • Birthdate: April 29, 1990
  • College: Dayton

Strengths:
*Good 3-point shooter
*Rebounds his position well
*Great athlete
*Very good free-throw shooter
*Can score in the midrage

Weaknesses:
*Needs to get bigger and stronger

NBA projection:
Draft experts consider Johnson to be in the undrafted- to late-second round category. He’s a productive and versatile scorer with decent size and he can rebound, so he’ll have a chance to get into an NBA camp regardless of whether he’s drafted.

2011-12 Season:
Johnson was chosen his team’s co-MVP after a season in which he helped lead the Flyers to a 20-13 record and a third straight trip to the NIT. He was at his best against power conference competition: 20 points against Alabama, 18 against Minnesota, 16 against Seton Hall and Ole Miss, 12 against Wake Forest.

Key statistics:
12.4 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 1.3 apg, 1.6 tpg, 0.7 spg, 0.6 bpg, 29.7 mpg, .465 FG, .397 3PT, .859 FT

Cool statistic:
Johnson is the only college basketball player in the last 20 years to accumulate 1,400 points, 800 rebounds, 300 offensive rebounds and 200 three-pointers while shooting at least 80 percent from the free-throw line.

Reminds me of:
Morris Peterson

What Insiders Say:
Dayton coach Archie Miller
“He’s one of those kids who has a little edge on him about where he is today, how he got here and how hard it was.”

What Outsiders Say:
Georgia Tech (and former Dayton) coach Brian Gregory
“One thing I liked about him when I recruited him is he scored almost all his baskets around the hoop by slashing, cutting, offensive-rebounding, posting. He just had a knack, a knack to make plays and a knack to rebound by pursuing the ball and getting out-of-area rebounds. That’s continued [in college].”

-- Profile by Chris Dortch, editor of the Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook. Follow him @cdortch.

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