UNC Basketball: Assessing Cam Johnson’s rising draft stock

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MIAMI, FLORIDA – JANUARY 19: Cameron Johnson #13 of the North Carolina Tar Heels shoots a three pointer against the Miami Hurricanes during the second half at Watsco Center on January 19, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Mock Drafts & Draft Boards

 

ESPN, Mock Draft (Jonathan Givony, Feb. 12) 
Pick: 52, Utah Jazz
Rationale: N/A

 

ESPN, Top 100 (ESPN Staff)
Rank: 35
Rationale:

SBNation (Ricky O’Donnell, March 6)
Pick: 28, Golden State Warriors
Rationale: Combination of size and three-point shooting prowess. Cites some defensive concerns.

 

NBAdraft.net (March 5)
Pick: 32, Phoenix Suns
Rationale: N/A

 

NBA Draft Room (Leader Johnson) 
Pick: 25, Philadelphia 76ers
Rationale: Older, intelligent prospect who shoots the ball well. Makes the right play.

 

CBS Sports (Kyle Boone, Feb. 22) 
Pick: N/A (First-round only)
Rationale: N/A

 

Tankathon (March 1) 
Pick: 35, Atlanta Hawks
Rationale: N/A

 

Bleacher Report (Jonathan Wasserman, March 5) 
Pick: N/A (First-round only)
Rationale: N/A

 

FanSided’s Busting Brackets, Mock Draft (Brian Rauf, March 2) 
Pick: N/A (First-round only)
Rationale: N/A

 

FanSided’s The Stepback, Mock Draft (Brendon Kleen, March 1) 
Pick: N/A (First-round only)
Rationale: N/A

 

The Athletic, Big Board (Sam Vecenie, March 1) 
Rank: 30
Rationale: “Why? Shooting with size for [his] position … he has a case as this draft’s best shooter. He’s hitting 47.3 percent from 3 as a 6-9 forward. His frame isn’t great — he’s super skinny and not all that great defensively. But as a bench floor-spacer, there’s a lot of value in just being an elite jump shooter. My favorite comparison for him is Steve Novak, who ended up playing in about 500 games for a variety of teams while hitting 43 percent from 3 for his career. I think Johnson has a little bit athleticism than Novak and better feel as a passer, and therefore might be able to top him on both ends of the floor. But that type of player has a lot of value in today’s NBA.”

 

SI.com, Big Board (Jeremy Woo, Feb. 12) 
Rank: 60
Rationale: “Johnson is healthy and thriving as one of the deadliest perimeter threats in college hoops.” Elite floor spacer and shooter. Cites tentativeness driving, stiff defense.

 

Forbes, Mock Draft (Tommy Beer, March 4) 
Pick: N/A (First-round only)
Rationale: N/A

 

SportingNews, Big Board (Chris Stone, March 4)  
Rank: 52
Rationale:

Draft Site, Mock Draft (Stone Hansen)
Pick: 46, Boston Celtics
Rationale: N/A

 

Basketball Insiders, Mock Draft (Steve Kyler, March 5) 
Pick: N/A
Rationale: N/A

 

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