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Name: B.J. Johnson III

School: 

- Syracuse 2013-15

- La Salle 2015-17

Season: Junior

ESPN High School Ranking: 82 (2013)

Birthdate: January 12, 1995 (21)

Birthplace: Ardmore, Pennsylvania

Family: 

- Father Bob played basketball for La Salle

High School: Lower Merion High School

Accolades:

- 2012-13 Pennsylvanie Class AAAA State Title

- Named First Team Class AAAA All-State

Twitter: Bean_J20I

Instagram: Bean.J20

Height: 6'7

Weight: 200

Injury History:

Wears tape on right wrist - injury unknown

- Missed February 4, 2017 game vs. George Mason with an unknown foot injury

Interviews, Personality, Psychology, Experience: 

- Left Syracuse for La Salle to be an impact player

Freshman Season Stats: 

- 1.4 PPG

- 0.9 RPG

- 25% FG

- 13% 3

Sophomore Season Stats:

- 4.2 PPG

- 3.2 RPG

- 0.5 APG

- 0.6 SPG

- 31% FG

- 26% 3

- 72% FT

Junior Season Stats (after redshirting for a year): Through 8 games

- 18 PPG

- 6 RPG

- 1.5 APG

- 0.8 BPG

- 0.6 SPG

- 52% FG

- 46% 3

- 88% FT

Analytics: 

- 2nd in field goal percentage, effective field goal percentage and 3-point field goal percentage in the A-10 in 2016-17

- 4th in free throw percentage and true shooting percentage in the A-10 in 2016-17

Position: SG/SF

Greatest Strength: Shooting

Greatest Weakness: Age

Athleticism: 7

Aggression: 7

Speed: 7

Strength: 6

Lateral Movement: 7

Basketball IQ: 8

Switchability: 7

3 point shooting: 8

Jumpshot: 8

Ability to finish at the rim: 8

Post moves: 6

Handle: 7

Passing: 6

Rebounding: 6

Motor: 7

Touch: 8

Hands: 6

On ball defense: 7

Help defense: 7

Steals: 6

Blocks: 6

Pick and Roll: 

- Johnson is a good pick and roll defender - he finds ways to get around the screen and uses his long arms to prevent jumpshot opportunities

- Offensively, Johnson is primarily a scorer using ball screens - he is deadly pulling up off screens and very quick at attacking the hoop

- Always under control and capable of gettingt where he wants

Abilities and Areas of Improvement:

- Lefty

- Long arms

- Takes very long strides

- Bouncy

- Good finisher

- Great shooter

- Smooth player

- Loves to go behind back 

- Very quick first step

- Good hesitation and fakes

Game Analysis: 

- vs. Georgetown

- #23 Rodney Pryor

- #2 Jonathan Mulmore

- #4 Jagan Mosely

- NBA Move - on left 3 point line dribbles left, behind the back to right, hopstep in the lane and finishes left handed layup with outreached arm, and 1 - FT 0/1

- Catch and shoot 3 top of key, wide open after La Salle broke the press - hits

- Left corner 3 - miss

- Catches on cut from right 45 and runs over big - offensive foul

- Catch at right 45 3, pumps, one dribble pullup misses - tough leaning shot

- Catch at right 45, drives right, behind back, hesitation, floats it in with left and 1 - FT 0/1

- Catch and shoot left 45 3 off Stokes penetration - hits - clean stroke

- Catches at left 45, dribbles left, behind the back right, pumps trying to draw foul, then stripped when defender didn't jump

- Good man defense on Pryor drive to stay infront of him - misses boxout to finish play

- Catches isolation at top of key, drives right, beats man off one dribble and finds big with positioning on left block for a layin

- Good weakside help with the body

- Misses right corner 3 off offensive rebound

- Catches handoff at top of key, turns corner right, cut off deep, spins back left and goes up between 2 defenders, fouled - FTs 2/2

- Off turnover, dribbles into open left elbow jumper - hits - smooth

- Catch and shoot straightaway 3 - hits

- Misses left corner catch and shoot 3

- Catches short left elbow on flash to the ball, turns and shoots - hits jumper

- Good help on Govan over the top catch to stop dunk - hands straight up

- Chest pass entry into post denied and stolen

- Drives from left 45 right, cut off, turns back left pumps and blocked on floater 

NBA Comparison: Rodney Hood/C.J. Miles

Current Ability: 6.5

Projection as an NBA Player: 7.5

Projected Draft Spot: Undrafted

Opinion: Johnson is an incredibly smooth player. He is a great shooter and gets to the rim well with an assortment of moves and fakes. The defender is always on their heels. He is a natural scorer and has potential to score well at the NBA level as well.