He says he wants to stay at Syracuse for his senior season.
"Nah," said Johnson, when asked whether he had just played his last game in the Dome. "It's a wonderful feeling playing for this crowd. I saw the 34,000 come out for (Villanova), and with all the fans giving me that support, who wants to leave?"
He could be just like Carmelo and Jonny and say that, but end up leaving, or he could stay and stick to his word.
That video is what NBA GMs are looking for. Someone to keep the fans excited and contribute to the game and to his teammates of the court.
My question is why does everyone not like his game? He might be the most athletic person in his draft class. He averages 16, 9, 3, 2, and 2 while suffering injuries. He has heart. Not many people could continue to play after that fall he had. Plus he hurt his hand against UCONN. Most of you probably have only watched Syracuse recently when they became the #1 seed or maybe a few games before that. He's been of his game because he's hurt. He should be a top 5 lock.
I heard Jonny Flynn say 20 times last year he was staying.........He's a rookie playing with the Timberwolves.
Dhamp2....You know the name.
I'm really skeptical. As cuseflynn10 astutely pointed out, Melo and Flynn both were adamant about returning before ultiamtely turning their backs on Syracuse. I'm a freshman at Syracuse now, and I think I can offer some valuable insight into why not everyone is freaking out about him like they were a couple months ago.
Johnson hasn't been the same since he took a really bad fall against Providence, averaging like 12 ppg since. But anyways, as the season has progressed, Johnson has revealed to have little superstar potential. He is a 9/10 shooter, perhaps the best athlete in this class, and an awesome, invaluable teammate, but he never takes over games. Syracuse's system doesn't necessarily allow him too, but he doesn't try to, either, where scouts feel that he should be effortlessly scoring 20 ppg. He is a terrible ball-handler, especially for the swing position; he never takes the ball passed half court and looks around wildly for a point guard like he's a center, and I haven't seen him drive to the basket once. He's also exceptionally old for his class, and looks to be more of a system-type player in the pros.
I still love him, though. Check out my scouting report on him here:
I couldn't agree more.
Dhamp2....You know the name.
That absolutely cannot happen. My team needs him next year, or we will have no backup when AK is out with his back, and no one to back him up once he sits and rests. This cannot happen again. Miles is the worst backup to AK ever. A 6'5 player does not play small forward anyway.Whatever you can do Sammybuckeye13 to convince him to declare for the draft this year, please do so. If not for my sake at least for the sake of the NBA. Aminu is too raw to be a backup for AK. They need Johnson.