Stanley Johnson is for real.
Watching the re-run of last nights state championship game (California), Mater Dei vs Archbishop Mitty. (50-45, Mater Dei)
He took it to Aaron Gordon (#4 ESPN recruit 2013) as he finished with 26 points and 12 rebounds. Aaron Gordon played his heart out and ended with 22 points and 20 rebounds but nobody else on the team could make a shot.
Stanley Johnson already has a Div.1 game and body and he's only a junior! This guy is going to dominate next season.
Aaron Gordon is also a very good player. His wingspan looks pretty ridiculous, he could be a really good player in college on both ends of the floor. His motor is crazy.
Johnson is ranked #15 by ESPN but this guy is going to be top-5 by next season's end and will be the best SF out there.
As a sophomore, Johnson averaged 13ppg, 7.5rpg on a state title team.
As a junior, Johnson averaged 19ppg, 8.7rpg on a state title team.
He can easily average 23-25ppg and near 10 rebs next season.
Mater Dei also became the first California team to win 3 large division titles and with Johnson, they have a real shot at making it 4.
Doesn't sound like he took it to him. It seems statistically pretty even.
He's top 10 in his class IMO. Imagine young Ron Artest with a brain. To me that's his potential.
I think he has more offensive potential than Artest. I think his ball-handling ability is better than Artests. He has a nice off-hand while Artest can't even touch the ball with his left
Yeah bro! This dude is still underrated at 15. He already has strength and a pro style body. He can do work in college right now and it is scary that he has another year.
Artest was a 20+ point scorer at one point in his career. He just went down hill after he joined teams with better scoring options and after he lost a step, which was really bad for him because he wasn't a quick player to begin with.
That's my only problem with Johnson. He lacks quickness, so he relies heavily on his strength just like Artest.
Actually, Artest averaged 20 ppg only once in his career and it was for a terrible Kings team which was the only season he shot over 45% from the field as well.
I think Johnson has the potential to be a more efficient and consistent offensive option than Artest.
And that's why I said at one point in his career. Other than that he hovered right around upper teens, which to me is what I think Stanley's potential is. The number of 20+ ppg scorers are shrinking by the yr. Currently there are only 10 in the league. Players pretty much have to be exceptional scorers to get 20+. Besides, I think he'll be known more for his defense and all-around play than his scoring.
Me comparing him to Artest isn't meant to be a slight to him. I even said he could be Artest with a brain, which is a much better player. His physical dimensions, athleticism, rugged play and penchant for defense reminds me a lot of young Artest.
He is a beast. Stanley is vastly underrated at even 15. Better than any wing not named wiggins in both 2013, 2014. Yep I said it any wing not named wiggins. I'm going off of personal eye test of what I've seen. I know some people get caught up in how many stars beside a person's name but in that case Austin Rivers is better than Damian Lilliard. So just based off me seeing some of the top playing each other, he is a certified beast.