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Should he redshirt?
B.J. Johnson is a long, lanky wing at 6'7" and 165 pounds, and he might benefit from a year off before attempting to play at the collegiate level.
I'd like to see Johnson gain at least another 30 pounds before he dons a Syracuse uni. However, the question of whether or not he should redshirt his freshman year goes beyond his size troubles.
Syracuse has a plethora of talented wings who will be stealing playing time from Johnson. C.J. Fair is the team's best player for next season, but the team also has guys like Jerami Grant, Michael Gbinije and Tyler Roberson who will play over Johnson.
Last but certainly not least, Johnson is a long-term project. While he is ranked in the Top 100 by ESPNU at No. 82, that seems to be more of a speculative ranking than a what-can-you-do-for-me-right-now ranking.
ESPN even describes him as "a work in progress with strong tools" and has said that "his body is immature. While that's not a huge deal, it's the type of situation that may limit him out of high school."
I don't expect much from Johnson this season, which is why it might be better for him to redshirt a year and save his eligibility.