2013 NBA Draft Prospect Profile: Kerron Johnson, Point Guard, Belmont

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Name: Kerron Johnson

Age: 22

Height: 6-foot-1

Position: Point Guard

School/Country: Belmont

Latest Stats: 14.0 ppg, 4.8 apg, 3.2 rpg, 1.7 spg

 

There’s usually a demand for quality point guards in the NBA and that’s exactly what Kerron Johnson is. By way of Belmont, the 6-foot-1 point guard helped pace the Bruins with his leadership and play making ability, really building through terrific junior and senior seasons. Johnson is a bit undersized for the NBA and at 22 years old, he’s not really on the radar of many NBA draft scouts. Johnson could potentially earn a spot on a summer league roster, but he’s not expected to hear his name called within the 2013 NBA Draft.

Johnson improved on his offensive numbers throughout his four year collegiate career, finishing his senior season at 14.0 points per contest. Johnson should find a niche overseas, but that might be the extent of his professional outlook at this point.

 

Strengths: Johnson has good speed and he has continuously shown the ability to create and run an offense. Johnson can penetrate the lane and he loves to attack the rim — earning nearly seven free throw attempts per game this past season.

 

Weaknesses: At 6-foot-1, he’s a defensive liability at the NBA level right off the bat. Johnson will shoot from the outside, but it’s not really his bread and butter (only 28.6% this past season). His ability to penetrate the lane will be much more difficult at the professional level, so it’s tough to tell if his game will translate well.

 

Draft Projection: Undrafted

 

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