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Prospect Profile

Wesley Johnson

  • Full Name: Wesley JaMarr Johnson
  • Position: Forward
  • Height/Weight: 6-7 / 205
  • Birthdate: July 11, 1987
  • College: Syracuse / Iowa State
Minnesota Timberwolves Round 1: Pick 4
Syracuse
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2006-07 31 30 141 317 0.445 67 89 0.753 32 109 0.294 244 33 24 33 381 12.3
2007-08 27 25 114 288 0.396 60 77 0.779 47 141 0.333 107 39 24 11 335 12.4
2009-10 35 35 207 412 0.502 112 145 0.772 51 123 0.415 299 78 58 64 577 16.5

An early entry candidate for the 2010 NBA Draft.

 

Career Highlights: First transfer student to be named Big East Player of the Year. Named First Team All-America by The Associated Press and the USBWA.

  

Junior (2009-10): Ranked in top 10 in Big East in scoring (16.5 ppg, 10th), rebounding (8.5 rpg, 5th), steals (1.7 spg, 5th), three-point percentage (.415, 7th), blocks (1.8 bpg, 6th), and minutes played (35.0 mpg, 9th). Averaged 22.0 points during NCAA Tournament, including a career-high 31 vs. Gonzaga in the second round. Recorded 24 points and seven rebounds in win over Georgetown in Big East Tournament. Scored 22 points at Notre Dame, followed by a 22-point, 15-rebound performance vs. Marquette. Led the Orange with 20 points, a career-high 19 boards and five blocks vs. Seton Hall in Big East opener. Named MVP of 2K Sports Classic after averaging 21.0 points and 9.5 boards in wins over Cal and UNC. 

 

Sophomore (2007-08): All-Big 12 Honorable Mention. Started 25-of-27 contests. Missed five games and was slowed for most of campaign by an ankle injury. Scored 20-or-more points seven times. He canned five three-pointers in  20-point showings vs. Albany and Kansas. Tallied 20 points and 11 boards vs. Missouri. Followed with a season-high 24 points vs. Oklahoma State.

  

Freshman (2006-07): Named to Big-12 All-Rookie Team. Started 30-of-31 games, averaging 12.3 points and 7.9 rebounds. His 244 rebounds was second-best by a freshman in Iowa State history. Led the Big 12 in offensive rebounding (3.16 rpg). Led the squad with 33 blocked shots. Posted 11 double-doubles on the season. Recorded 15 points and a season-high 14 rebounds at Colorado. Scored 17 points, including five three-pointers, vs. Missouri. Recorded a season-high 22 points vs. Nebraska.

 

Strengths: Super long and athletic wing with a well-rounded skill-set. Can shoot with range, run the floor, defend, block shots and attack the rim. Shows excellent body control.

 

Personal: Son of Robert and Mary Johnson. Has a brother, Craig Carroll, and a sister, Rhonda Smith. Majored in communications and rhetorical studies.

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