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Height/Weight: 6'4", 195 pounds
2012-13 Season Averages
12.28 PER, 9.9 PPG, 4.6 APG, 3.1 RPG, 0.9 SPG
Elijah Johnson has a future in the NBA, the question simply pertains to what position he's meant to play. With his size, build and defensive prowess, however, Johnson should be able to thrive regardless of his position.
At the Portsmouth Invitational, Johnson can prove his versatility as an off-ball player on offense after spending his senior season as an out-of-position point guard.
There's no denying that Johnson must bulk up in order to truly make an impact at the next level. There's also no way around the questions in reference to his shot selection.
With that being said, Johnson has elite defensive gifts due to his range, length and athleticism—that's a valuable piece of information for a contender looking to breed a quality defender.
Furthermore, if Johnson is to play point guard, he's a 6'4" player with exhilarating athleticism. With his feet set, he's also a dangerous three-point shooter.
No matter which way you cut it, Johnson is an intriguing prospect with much to prove—how dominant he is could determine where he's drafted.