NBA Draft

David Johnson

Scouting Report

At 20 years old, Johnson still has plenty of room to develop and could appeal to a team willing to show patience with him. He has terrific size for a lead guard, and he displayed promise with Louisville last season as he averaged 12.6 points, 5.8 boards and 3.2 assists in 19 games. He shot 41.1 percent overall and 38.6 percent from 3-point range.
Positives: Johnson's size and speed fit in well with the NBA, where point guards can be a valuable commodity. He is versatile on defense and can guard multiple positions, adding to his value. His 3-point percentage was solid, and it is something that he can build upon in practice with an NBA team or through more playing time in the G League. He already shows considerable strength despite his young age.
Negatives: The biggest question about Johnson revolves around his jump-shooting ability. Yes, he is strong and speedy and can find ways to get to the rim. But at the end of the day, Johnson is going to need to be a dependable jump shooter to earn decent playing time at the next level. He could have a very good future in the league, but it might take a while for him to harness those talents.
--Field Level Media

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