4 - AJ Johnson

6-5, 160 Point Guard/Shooting Guard
USA International
Birthday
12/01/04 (18.8 yrs)
Hometown
Woodland Hills, CA
High School
Southern California Academy
International Team
Illawarra Hawks, NBL
Team Site Profile
Athleticism
8
Size
9
Defense
8
Strength
7
Quickness
9
Leadership
7
Jump Shot
7
NBA Ready
7
Ball Handling
8
Potential
9
Passing
7
Intangibles
8

NBA Comparison: Brandon Boston

Strengths: 6’5 combo guard … Good size and length for position … Good athlete. Very quick, fastest in the class, and stays under control at a high speed. Shows off top end speed in the open floor and quick burst in the half-court. Solid vertical … Shifty ball-handler and gets where he wants with the ball. Keeps dribble alive under pressure. Effective crossover, good change of speed, and dribble-drive slashing ability. Gets to the rim in the half-court and doesn’t hesitate to attack going to his left or right. Good touch on floater and solid midrange scoring ability … Effective pull-up off the dribble … Draws fouls at a good rate and reliable free throw shooter. Shot 81.4% FT% over the adidas 3SSB in 2022 … Good potential on the defensive end. Sticks well on the ball and disrupts the ball-handler. Averaged 1.7 steals per game over the adidas 3SSB in 2022 …

Weaknesses: Still projects to mature physically, but he currently lacks much strength at only 160 pounds and doesn’t handle contact well. Improving strength will be important with his downhill attacking style of play, enduring contact each and every drive, especially at the next levels … Can improve finishing at the rim and overall scoring efficiency. Averaged 12.6 points per game on 36.5% FG% over the adidas 3SSB and 5.6 points per game on 33.3% FG% at the NBPA Top 100 in 2022 … Hs room to improve 3PT shooting consistency and his release is a little low. Shot 22.4% 3PT% on 4.2 3PT attempts per game over the adidas 3SSB and 7.1% 3PT% on 2.8 3PT attempts per game at the NBPA Top 100 in 2022 … Still has a way to go developing as a distributor and ideal point guard traits overall. Can improve assist/turnover. Averaged 3.2 assists to 3.2 turnovers per game over the adidas 3SSB and 1 assist to 1.2 turnovers per game at the NBPA Top 100 in 2022 … Although it’s not necessarily the role of a point guard, he has enough size to improve as a rebounder and fails to box out his man at times. Averaged 3.1 rebounds per game over the adidas 3SSB and 2.2 rebounds per game at the NBPA Top 100 in 2022 … Can get more action playing off the ball and isn’t heavily involved with the offense until the ball is in his hands, generally spacing the floor in the half-court and creating off the dribble for his own points. Can over-dribble at times …

Outlook: Transferring to Donda Academy for his senior year … One of the highest risers in the 2023 high school class …

Evan Tomes 10/3/22

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