Cameron
Johnson
Position: SF
Height/Weight: 6-7 / 205 lbs
School/Club: North Carolina
Status: Senior
Birthday: 03/03/1996

DRAFT TRADE: Traded to Phoenix Suns 

About Cameron Johnson

Cameron Johnson is a tall wing who ranks as arguably the top floor spacer and senior prospects available in this draft.  A somewhat unheralded prospect in the high school class of 2014 out of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart High School, Johnson started his career at Pittsburgh missing the majority of his first year with shoulder surgery.  The Moon, Pennsylvania native did not truly come into his own until his third year with the program when he averaged 11.9 points per game emerging as one of the top shooters in the ACC.  Immediately eligible following a transfer to North Carolina, Johnson built on the momentum as a junior before turning in a stellar senior season under Roy Williams averaging 16.9 points and 5.8 rebounds per game while shooting 45% from beyond the arc to earn All-ACC 1st Team honors.

  • Possesses good size for a wing measured at 6’8.5 in shoes with an average 6’10 wingspan to go along with a lean 205-pound frame at the NBA Combine.  Fluid athlete with good body control. 
     
  • Played a significant role for a North Carolina team that did not rely heavily on any one player offensively.  Made shots at a tremendous rate - both spacing the floor and sprinting into shots off screens, ran the floor hard filling lanes in transition, and made some hustle plays as his maturity showed at times.

Defensive Analysis

  • Moves his feet well defensively, but has room to be more physical.  Showed improvement as a defender both on and off the ball as a senior.   Became more of a factor in the passing lanes.  Could still be more aggressive on the glass.
     
  • Allowed 0.69 points per Isolation possession[63rd percentile] doing a solid job staying disciplined.

Career Highlights

  • Earned 2018-19 All-ACC First Team, ACC All-Tournament and US- BWA All-District III honors.
  • Finished his career with the sixth-highest three-point percentage (41.1) and 11th-best free throw percentage (82.8) in UNC history.
  • Played his final two seasons at North Carolina.
  • Was at Pittsburgh for three seasons, which included a redshirt Freshman campaign. Graduated with honors in three years and was able to transfer to North Carolina without sitting out. 

Senior (2018-19)

  • Led the ACC and was seventh in Division I in three-point percentage (45.7).
  • Ranked seventh in the ACC in scoring (16.9 ppg) and 21st in rebounding (5.8 rpg).
  • Voted ACC Player of the Week twice.
  • Set a UNC record for three-point percentage in ACC road games (57.4), breaking mark of 55.3 percent set by Kenny Smith in 1986-87.
  • In UNC’s nine ACC road games (all wins), averaged 20.8 points and 7.1 rebounds and shot 58.3 percent overall and 57.4 percent on threes. 

Strengths

  • High-level shooter with a quick release.
  • Always square and on balance.
  • Active defender with quick hands. 

Personal

  • Class salutatorian in high school and played two years of football.
  • Father, Gilbert, also played basketball at Pitt and his mother, Amy, played at Kent State. 

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