Elijah Johnson NBA Draft Profile

  Elijah Johnson NBA Draft Profile

Elijah Johnson, Senior, Shooting Guard, Kansas


Elijah Johnson has been relatively ineffective as an underclassman at Kansas. The Jayhawks have just had a lot of talent all over the floor and there were not enough minutes to go around for Johnson. As a freshman in 2009-2010, the shooting guard tailed off towards the end of the year and only ended up averaging 6.6 minutes per game. He was given the opportunity to work his way into the regular rotation, but his inconsistent shooting left him on the bench.

Johnson saw a little more playing time as a sophomore and even earned six starts. He proved to be a solid ball handler despite his reputation of being a scorer. However, most of his 3.4 points per game came from beyond the arc. That is not a bad thing considering he connected on 40.0 percent of his attempts from long range, but Johnson is an explosive athlete who needs to mix up his game and attack the basket as well.


Final Projection:

At 6-4 and 195 pounds, Johnson has the size, speed and skill to be a dynamic scorer. He can finish above the rim with ease and simply needs to bring his entire game together. As an underclassman he was not asked to do too much, but that will change sooner or later. Once Johnson is let loose he will put up some big numbers in the scoring department. His size and athleticism also make him a pretty good rebounder for a shooting guard and that can only help his draft stock.


See all NBA Draft Profiles and Rankings