AJ Johnson

NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT

POSITION: PGFROM: Illawara Hawks, NBL
(Woodland Hills, CA)
HT: 6-5WT: 165
BORN: 12/01/2004YEAR: USA.04WING: NAREACH: NA

Draft Notes

Johnson is a big point guard with great athleticism and a NBA level frame.

A great penetrator who can get into the lane at will, Johnson is an advanced ball handler who can hit you with combo moves and take it left or right.

Does a nice job of getting his own shot. Can create space thanks to his speed, quick first step and handles – loves to get into his shot off the dribble and gets a lot of space on his step-back.

Has a nice floater game and creative layup package. And has awesome above the rim ability.

Has good shooting form and shows plenty of promise as a 3pt shooter.

Adding weight/strength and refining his play-making will be his next areas of growth.


Comparisons

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Draft Projection

late first to mid second round pick in the 2024 NBA Draft or 2025 NBA Draft

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2024 PG Rankings

  1. Nikola Topic – 6-6 – Serbia
  2. Rob Dillingham – 6-1 – Kentucky
  3. Isaiah Collier – 6-3 – USC
  4. Tyler Kolek – 6-3 – Marquette
  5. Carlton Carrington – 6-5 – Pittsburgh
  6. AJ Johnson – 6-5 – Illawara Hawks
  7. Tristen Newton – 6-5 – UConn
  8. KJ Simpson – 6-2 – Colorado
  9. Juan Nunez – 6-4 – Spain
  10. Trey Alexander – 6-4 – Creighton
  11. London Johnson – 6-3 – G League Ignite
  12. Jamal Shead – 6-1 – Houston
  13. Mark Sears – 6-1 – Alabama
  14. Reece Beekman – 6-2 – Virginia
  15. Zyon Pullin – 6-4 – Florida
  16. Eric Gaines – 6-2 – UAB
  17. Boogie Ellis – 6-2 – USC
  18. Illan Pietrus – 6-3 – France
  19. Jeremy Roach – 6-2 – Duke
  20. Mark Armstrong – 6-2 – Villanova