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Wes Johnson
Team: Syracuse OrangeHeight: 6-7 Born: 7/11/1987
Class-Eligibility: Sr-JrWeight: 205 Birthplace: Corsicana, TX


Scouting Report

One season at Syracuse turned Johnson from an unheralded transfer to a possible top-five pick. Johnson will be a small forward in the NBA after being used primarily as a power forward in helping the Orange to a top seed in the NCAA tournament and a regional semifinal appearance. He was the Big East player of the year after averaging 16.5 points, 8.5 rebounds, 1.8 blocks and 1.7 steals. Johnson's athleticism is his biggest asset, most notably his leaping ability and a wingspan that exceeds seven feet. He has an effective set of moves on the perimeter, including a sharp jab step that gives him the needed space to hit from the outside. Johnson shot 41.5 percent from 3-point range this season, a stark improvement from his two seasons at Iowa State, so there is some question if this is a one-year wonder or a new level of consistency. While he does have a decent outside shot, Johnson did not show much in the way of penetrating the basket within a half-court offense and must improve this area of his game. Johnson has been known to try and shoot his way out of slumps by staying on the perimeter instead of sometimes finding an easy basket. Johnson is a smart basketball player with high energy, moves well without the ball, is a good passer for his position and an above-average defensive player when it comes to help side. Since Syracuse played almost exclusively a 2-3 zone defense, it is uncertain just how good an on-the-ball defender Johnson can be. However, since he turns 23 this summer, Johnson should have a fast learning curve to round out his game and justify his lottery selection status.

Career Stats

Per Game Team G GS MPG PPG RPG APG SPG BPG TOPG PFPG FG% 3P% FT%
2006-07 IaSt 31 30 31.7 12.3 7.9 1.1 0.8 1.1 2.0 2.5 .445 .294 .753
2007-08 IaSt 27 25 27.0 12.4 4.0 1.4 0.9 0.4 2.1 2.2 .396 .333 .779
2009-10 Syr 35 35 35.0 16.5 8.5 2.2 1.7 1.8 2.3 2.1 .502 .415 .772
Career 93 90 31.6 13.9 7.0 1.6 1.1 1.2 2.2 2.3 .454 .349 .768

Totals Team G GS Min FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA OR TR A Stl Blk TO PF Pts
2006-07 IaSt 31 30 983 141 317 32 109 67 89 98 244 33 24 33 62 78 381
2007-08 IaSt 27 25 730 114 288 47 141 60 77 36 107 39 24 11 57 60 335
2009-10 Syr 35 35 1224 207 412 51 123 112 145 75 299 78 58 64 81 72 577
Career 93 90 2937 462 1017 130 373 239 311 209 650 150 106 108 200 210 1293

Game Logs

Date Opp Result Min FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA OR TR A Stl Blk TO PF Pts
11/9 Albany W 75-43 31 5 11 0 2 2 2 2 8 4 6 0 2 1 12
11/11 RMor W 100-60 25 6 9 2 3 1 2 0 3 0 4 3 3 3 15
11/19 @Cal W 95-73 32 7 12 2 4 1 2 1 11 0 0 6 4 2 17
11/20 UNC W 87-71 39 10 17 4 8 1 5 1 8 2 1 1 1 3 25
11/24 Cor W 88-73 38 5 10 1 3 4 4 4 10 4 1 3 3 1 15
11/27 Colum W 85-60 28 8 13 4 5 6 6 1 3 3 2 0 1 0 26
11/30 Colg W 92-58 23 8 10 3 4 0 0 1 9 5 2 0 0 2 19
12/5 Maine W 101-55 19 3 6 1 3 0 0 1 6 3 2 4 0 2 7
12/10 @Fla W 85-73 39 7 12 1 3 2 5 3 10 2 1 1 4 2 17
12/13 StF-NY W 75-51 27 4 6 2 2 2 2 2 9 2 3 4 3 2 12
12/19 StBon W 85-72 36 6 11 1 2 4 6 2 10 2 1 1 4 3 17
12/22 Oak W 92-60 31 8 12 1 3 2 3 3 11 2 2 2 2 1 19
12/29 @SetonH W 80-73 40 8 16 1 3 3 4 8 19 2 1 5 4 2 20
1/2 Pitt L 72-82 36 7 14 0 1 5 7 4 6 0 2 1 3 4 19
1/6 Mem W 74-57 40 6 11 1 3 6 6 3 7 3 1 0 5 1 19
1/10 SoFla W 82-65 37 6 14 1 3 6 6 4 13 1 0 1 3 4 19
1/13 @Rut W 81-65 39 4 11 0 3 3 4 3 10 2 2 1 2 0 11
1/16 @WVU W 72-71 34 4 7 0 1 5 7 0 5 2 0 2 2 4 13
1/18 @ND W 84-71 40 8 15 2 4 4 6 1 8 3 1 0 0 4 22
1/23 Marq W 76-71 40 9 15 1 3 3 4 3 15 1 2 1 6 1 22
1/25 GTown W 73-56 39 5 9 1 2 3 3 1 9 2 3 4 7 0 14
1/30 @DePaul W 59-57 40 7 15 1 4 1 1 3 13 7 1 1 1 4 16
2/2 Prov W 85-68 22 3 8 1 4 1 2 1 5 2 1 1 1 0 8
2/7 @Cin W 71-54 26 1 3 0 2 3 4 0 3 2 2 0 1 4 5
2/10 UConn W 72-67 40 4 12 1 3 4 4 0 9 0 0 1 4 0 13
2/14 Lou L 60-66 37 5 20 2 7 2 2 3 8 3 1 1 1 2 14
2/18 @GTown W 75-71 40 3 8 2 4 8 8 1 8 3 2 5 2 4 16
2/23 @Prov W 99-85 40 4 14 1 5 1 2 1 7 4 5 3 1 0 10
2/27 Vill W 95-77 36 2 11 2 6 8 10 3 10 4 2 0 0 1 14
3/2 StJn W 85-66 39 5 10 0 3 3 3 3 5 4 0 4 3 1 13
3/6 @Lou L 68-78 38 6 15 1 2 5 6 1 5 0 1 2 1 4 18
3/11 GTown L 84-91 40 10 17 3 5 1 2 2 7 0 3 2 3 5 24
3/19 Ver W 79-56 33 6 12 3 5 3 4 3 6 3 3 2 1 2 18
3/21 Gonz W 87-65 40 11 16 4 6 5 7 3 14 0 0 1 0 2 31
3/25 Butler L 59-63 40 6 10 1 2 4 6 3 9 1 0 1 3 1 17
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