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Marcus Johnson

6-6, 210 Shooting Guard
USC Senior
Birthday
02/13/87 (33.7 yrs)
Hometown
Los Angeles, CA
High School
Westchester
Team Site Profile
Statistics
Athleticism
8
Size
8
Defense
8
Strength
7
Quickness
8
Leadership
7
Jump Shot
6
NBA Ready
6
Ball Handling
6
Potential
8
Passing
6
Intangibles
7
85 Overall:

NBA Comparison: N/A

Strengths: Johnson is a dynamic run and jump athlete with the ability to shutdown an opponents best wing player Has very long arms and good defensive instincts Can really ignite a home crowd with a thunderous dunk He has worked hard on his jumpshot and can knock down perimeter shots (though he is still rather inconsistent from outside) Has the size and physical attributes to be an excellent NBA 2g …

Weaknesses: Johnson’s problems have nothing to do with his physical abilities, it’s his decision making and skill level that need work … Johnson is very raw offensively. Though his jumpshot is improving, it still has a long way to go Johnsons ball handling and decision making have an even longer way to go, as evidenced by his 0.63 assist to turnover ratio last season He demonstrates good aggressiveness offensively, but at times it seems like he goes out of his way to draw fouls, something a guy who shoots 50% from the line last year and 39% the year before wouldnt ordinarily try to do For a guard, Johnson is an atrocious free throw shooter, and must improve. He misses most of his attempts off the back rim and/or backboard While developing his offensive skills should be Johnsons top priority, he could also stand to add some muscle to his frame.

Notes: On November 5th, Johnson announced he would transfer from UConn.

Kevin Duffy – 8/31/2007

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