2014 NBA Draft Profile: Arizona Guard Nick Johnson

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Mar 20, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; Arizona Wildcats player Nick Johnson is interviewed during practice before the second round of the 2014 NCAA Tournament at Viejas Arena. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

The Skinny

Arizona native Nick Johnson stayed in state and developed his game nicely over three years while leading the Arizona Wildcats in becoming one of the nation’s premier programs last season.

But the consensus first-team All-American, 2014 Naismith Award Finalist and 2014 Pac-12 Player of the Year might be another in a long line of good college players who could have trouble going forward as a player without a true position in the NBA.

Here’s a look at why that might be the case …

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  • Michael Dunlap

    I don’t see much of a future for Johnson in the NBA, aside from being the 12th man on the bench.

    • Wags

      Yeah, I actually think he could use another year at Arizona, but his stock might not be higher as a college player than it is right now. He might be a rotation guy for the right team, but he seems like a classic tweener — too small to play the 2, and lacking in PG skills to play the 1. So where does he fit other than in small spurts off the bench? And even at that, he’s not an efficient enough shooter. He’s basically a transition open floor guy, but you need more of a game than that.