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13 - Cameron Johnson

North Carolina 

  • Birthday: 3/3/96
  • NBA Position: Small Forward
  • Class: Senior
  • Ht: 6-8
  • Wt: 205
  • Hometown: Moon Township, PA
  • High School: Our Lady of the Sacred Heart
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Overall

89

2019
Mock:  11

NBA Comparison: RJ Hunter/Justin Jackson

Strengths: Lights-out shooter … Tall, wiry smooth forward … Consistent shooter off ball-screens and dribble pull-ups … Release is very difficult to contest … Consistently hits heavily guarded/tough shots … Limitless range … Above average catch-and-shoot ability … Efficiency regarding shots/points ratio is impressive. 11.6 Field Goal Attempts a game while averaging 16.9 points per game … While averaging 5.8 3-point attempts per game, still managed to hit at a 46% clip … Shot 57% from inside the arc this season due to an improved mid-range game … Impressive while moving without the ball, works hard to cut off screens to get open … Impressive free-throw shooter, all three years as a starter he shot 80%+ from the charity stripe … Johnson averaged a career-best defensive rating this year after getting offseason hip surgery which has improved his mobility … Active defender, averaging 1.2 steals per game … Average rebounder for his size/frame … Played with NBA talent at North Carolina (Coby White, Nassir Little and meshed well … As usage rate increased through his college career, his efficiency and statistics all improved … Quick release with fluid shooting motion … Impressed playing against NBA talent such as Duke/Gonzaga (24 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists vs. Duke/25 points on 6/8 shooting from deep) ... Considered a high character kid ...

Weaknesses: Draft age is the red flag here when it comes to sneaking into the first round. Johnson was a Redshirt Senior this season and turned 23 in early March … At best an average athlete lacking standout speed and leaping ability … Role most likely to play in the NBA is a three-and-D player and while he improved this year, still looks stiff on perimeter and could struggle against athletic wings … Despite such a long frame, Johnson has troubling contesting shots while averaging just 0.3 blocks per game … Looks hesitant going into the paint and finishing around the rim, will settle for jump shots instead … Not aggressive enough to go into the paint and get fouled as he only averaged 3 free throw attempts per game last season … Limited playmaker while averaging 2.4 assists per game and excelling off catch-and-shoot opportunities … Not a post presence, all shots taken are driving or perimeter … Can rebound, but ability is too limited to become a small-ball four … only 210 pounds at 6’9, must add weight which would create versatility in his game around the rim ... There are some concerns about how his body will hold up to the rigors of physical NBA play ...

Outlook: Jackson is considered anywhere between mid-second round to potentially jumping into the late first round, depending on physicals, of the 2019 NBA Draft by NBA scouts ... If Johnson is able to continue progressing on the defensive end of the floor, he’ll be the quintessential three-and-D NBA player ... As long as he can continue shooting 50% from the floor and 46% from beyond the arc there will likely be a spot for him on an NBA roster ...

David Correll 4/3/19

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