Prospect Profile: Nick Johnson

In-depth look at the draft prospect out of Arizona
by Emily Wade
Nuggets.com

"I took a few weeks, we looked at the facts ... and the last few days was when I started looking at everything and really started being confident in my decision," Johnson said.


Basics

Height Weight Wingspan Position College Hometown
6'3" 200 6'5.5" Guard Arizona Tempe, Arizona

Collegiate Career

Season G MPG FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT RPG APG SPG BPG PTS AVG
2011-12 35 28.1 99 268 .369 74 109 .679 3.3 2.4 0.7 0.5 312 8.9
2012-13 35 31.4 137 306 .448 87 122 .713 3.6 3.2 1.9 0.6 403 11.5
2013-14 38 33.0 205 474 .432 146 187 .781 4.1 2.8 1.1 0.7 618 16.3
Totals 108 30.9 441 1048 .421 307 418 .734 3.7 2.8 1.3 0.6 1333 12.3

Three-point field goals: 2011-12, 40-for-125 (.320); 2012-13, 42-for-107 (.393); 2013-14, 62-for-169 (.367). Totals: 144-for-401 (.359).


Accolades

  • Named Pac-12 Player of the Year, to the First-Team All-Pac-12, and Pac-12 All-Defensive Team.
  • Named a First-Team All-American by NABC, SPorting News, USBWA, and Wooden Award.
  • Named a Second-Team All-American by the Associated Press.

Strengths

Exceptional athlete and explosive leaper. Gives great effort defensively. Shoots with range and also
has a nice mid-range game. Solid ball-handler.


Quotes

"Johnson is the best player on a team that won the Pac-12 title. He's a little small for his position. But he's a terrific athlete with splendid genes."

Gary Parrish, CBS Sports College Basketball Insider

"Johnson is in this draft because he's hit his ceiling as a prospect. He can make a team based off his athleticism. Whether he will he improve his ability off the dribble and win over scouts with his team-first attitude is the big question."

Matt Norlander, CBS Sports College Basketball Insider

"He's a high-flyer and would be a great marketing tool as he develops into a rotation guy."

Zach Harper, CBS Sports College Basketball Insider


Projections

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After first round 29 After first round After first round

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