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Sleeper / steal 2nd Rd pick

For those who are unfamiliar with Orlando Johnson of UC Santa Barbara let me just update you.

6'5 205 pounds

Orlando Johnson is scorer. He is leaving UCSB as the all-time leading scorer (1,825 points), a mark he set in just three seasons. He also holds the single-game mark and the season scoring record for the Gauchos.So whatever team selects him, they will be getting someone who can score the ball at will. the best part about Johnson is that he does his scoring without jacking the ball up at will.(crawford like) when he do shoot they go in. He finished his career with 46.8 percent field goal percentage, including a 41.1 percent clip from beyond the arc.

he has the offensive first step to beat his man and penetrate the lane, the shooting skill to shoot over the defenders when they back off, and the strength to finish at the basket. For this reason, Coach Williams sometimes plays him at power forward with small lineups, and, and with UCSB’s difficulties this year in point guard play, Defensively he pretty much shut down his man in the combination switching man-to-man & match-up zone defenses, and his tendency last season to get into foul trouble seems to have improved, with only two fouls in this game. With his strength, he is able to deny players any good post positions. Rebounding is one of his strongest skills, both offensively & defensively, and he averaged 6.6 per game in 2011 (6.0 so far this year), excellent for a guard.

I would project Johnson as a low first round or high second round NBA draft pick, where he would need to play the shooting guard position. This summer with intense competition he was selected to represent the USA at the World University Games in China in August and played very well. He would be able to play overseas right now, and would most likely be a star with high level foreign competition. I was impressed how he continued to work hard when experiencing a slump at the beginning of the 2011 league season, and changed his game to be more aggressive attacking the rim to work his way out of the slump. It shows that he has a grasp of the importance of making adjustments to maintain effectiveness and help his team win. He reminds me very much of Shannon Brown of the Phoenix Suns.

the knock on him really is the fact that he played at a low level school even tho he has played good against some of the better teams they played ( 20-5-2 against o state int he ncaa tournment ) with our first 1st 2nd round pick highlight http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pj4D_B0gT48&feature=my_liked_videos&list=LLZGZ1uqi4HBHpujkYe-aVrQ

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