About Alize Johnson
Alize Johnson is a productive mid-major forward who plays with tremendous energy and can do a little bit of everything offensively with a somewhat unorthodox game. An unheralded high school prospect in the class of 2014, Johnson started his career at Frank Phillips College emerging as an instant standout at the junior college level before heading to Missouri State. Averaged a double-double in both of his seasons at the Division I level as a workhorse for Bears. Shot the ball better from the perimeter as a junior than he did as a senior, but was very productive on a per-minute basis and earned All-Missouri Valley Conference First Team honors both years.
- Measured 6’8 in shoes with a 6’8.75 wingspan and 217-pound frame at the 2018 NBA Draft Combine. Lacks a degree of length for a forward, but is a solid athlete who plays hard and consistently finds ways to be in the right place at the right time.
- Played a key role for a Missouri State team that leaned heavily on his ability to score in a variety of ways and dominate the boards. Did not score prolifically in any one area with contributions scoring one-on-one from the inside and out, making his presence felt converting put backs, pushing the ball himself in transition, and moving without the ball cutting or relocating on the perimeter in the half court.
- Has really good feet and a competitive streak on the glass defensively. Allowed 0.750 points per Isolation possession[56th percentile] holding his own on the perimeter guarding multiple positions one-on-one. Less comfortable off the ball and overhelping in spots made it hard for him to recover to his man. Was more physical in some spots than others guarding on the ball as he couldn’t afford to get in foul trouble. Has room to be more aggressive inside to make up for his lack of length. Does his best work on the glass boxing out and scrapping for loose balls.
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Johnson in the mix for 2018