Stanley Johnson may have shown some flashes of things to come at the Jordan Brand Classic where he led the West squad in scoring.
“It was a tough game and we got out in transition with some of the toughest players in the country,” said Johnson to USA TODAY Sports. “So my legs are sore and I’m ready to go home, get in an ice bath and relax. Any time you come to New York, it’s one-on-one. In one-on-one, in this environment, there are not a lot of people who can stay in front of these guys. There are a lot of the guys on the floor who can get their own shots and they’re going to make shots.”
I have predicted here in the past that he would win Pac 12 freshman of the year, and he could even come close to leading the conference in scoring. He is that intelligent, athletic, and fierce which is a fairly awesome combination of talents. He will not be playing a lot of one-on-one next season, but Johnson is lucky enough to be joining one of the blue blood college basketball programs in the Arizona Wildcats.
Head coach Sean Miller certainly seems to be getting another gem from Mater Dei (CA), and much like Aaron Gordon this commit will probably not be in Tuscon for more than one season. So Wildcat fans better enjoy Johnson while they can, because before too long it will not be surprising to see him on the court playing against the Phoenix Suns.