2 - Ravern Johnson

6-6, 170 Shooting Guard/Small Forward
Mississippi St. Senior
07/21/88 (31.9 yrs)
Lyon, MS
High School
Coahoma County
Team Site Profile
Jump Shot
NBA Ready
Ball Handling
89 Overall:

NBA Comparison:  Todd Day (less strength)

Strengths: Volume shooter that excels when playing off the ball … Has a lot of characteristics of a good catch-and-shoot offensive role player at the next level … Shooting mechanics are very impressive … Has a quick, high release and shows a nice follow-through … Does not waste any time, if he’s open he’ll shoot without any hesitation … Made almost 3.0 triples per game on 40% shooting in his senior season … Works hard without the ball to get himself open … Comes off screens really well and squares up to the basket in a flash … Dangerous shooter in transition, runs to an open space on the perimeter and sets himself up for a high-percentage shot … Has legitimate NBA range … This season has become better at drawing fouls … Only shot a total of 43 free throws in 35 games in the 2009-2010 season, but shot 109 free throws in 28 games in 2010-2011 … Willing to make an aggressive move to the basket (with mixed results) if the defense over-commits to contesting him on the perimeter … Has good height and length for either the shooting guard or small forward position … Good running ability … Gets up and down the court quickly … Solid leaping ability … Could make a good target for ally-oop passes …

Weaknesses: Is a one-dimensional player … Strictly a three-point shooter … Mid-range game isn’t nearly as developed as his three-point game … Ball-handling ability is poor … Cannot create with the ball in his hands … Doesn’t appear to have much potential as a passer … Extremely limited court vision … Poor assist to turnover ratio (.8 assists per game, 1.3 turnovers per game) … Doesn’t offer much on the defensive end of the floor … Despite his impressive athleticism and length, he doesn’t come up with many deflections, steals or blocks … Very thin … Doesn’t look to have the frame to add much weight in the future … Poor strength hurts his slashing game and his ability to compete on defense … Besides three-point shooting, doesn’t have any stand-out strengths … Was suspended in the middle of the season for criticizing his coach through Twitter …

Overall: Johnson is a player that will have a very defined role at the next level … If he’s drafted, it will be because a team is looking to add a spot-up shooter to its bench … Even then, Johnson will need to improve his passing ability and his defense if he ever wants to see the court … Likely to be undrafted …

Tyler Ingle 6/14/11

Strengths:  Skinny catch and shoot wing with good length and athleticism … Shoots a high volume of 3 pointers and connects at a high rate: hit 210 of 434 (40%) in 2008-09 and 214 of 461 (41%)  in 2009-10 … Shows good range on his shot with the ability to knock down shots out to NBA 3 point range … Very fluid shooting stroke which allows him to catch and shoot without any wasted motion …  Gets good lift on his shot and has a consistent follow through … Doesn’t mind shooting with opponents in his face … Extremely long. Appears to have a near 7 foot wingspan … A good run/jump athlete and a solid leaper when he has a free run to the basket … Had a number of highlight reel dunks on the break as a junior … Has a floater that he utilizes from time to time …

Weaknesses:  Lack of body strength is a real concern … Has a naturally slight frame (175 lbs) which impedes his ability to finish at the rim and make plays after contact. Extremely skinny, and at 22 years of age, it’s questionable whether he can add much bulk and strength … He’s easily pushed around and off balance due to his lack of upper and lower body strength.  It also hurts him defensively and on rebounds making him a “soft” player … Lack of strength makes him reluctant to attack the basket with defenders around … Far too one dimensional. 59% of his shots come from 3 point land.  Spends most of his time parked out past the 3 point stripe. And usually will look to take 3 pointers even when the team is in transition … His over reliance on the outside shot explains his inconsistency. If he’s not able to get going from outside, he has a difficult time impacting a game … Mid-range game is mostly underutilized. He’ll often catch opponents overplaying the 3 point shot and make a pump fake, take one dribble and shoot a few feet inside the 3 point stripe … Lacks great ability to create off the dribble … 65% FT shooting in 2009-10 is odd considering he’s such a quality shooter … On ball defensive ability just average. Doesn’t show the same level of intensity on the defensive end … Lacks great anticipation playing passing lanes … Vision/passing ability are below average for a wing player …

Notes: Averaged 13.2 ppg as a junior … An early entry candidate in 2009-10 that withdrew his name … Will look to make an NBA team as an outside shooting specialist and  need to show that he has the strength to hold his own in other areas …

Aran Smith 7/8/10



  1. I like his game. Don’t know
    I like his game. Don’t know if he’ll be great next season with Sidney but will probably be their second scorer.

  2. like it!

    Looking at the video above…his shooting are impressive, but why most of them are 2 pointer shots and J like what JNixon-Iggy9 has said: "ball-handling 2". I guess he has to improve his shooting ability. His games play is just average. Even though he is an average player I would like to watch his game. The most interesting part is that I like the shoe what he is wearing in the game, I wonder in which shoe stores he bought it. I would like to get my hands on them.