Regardless of how long he stays with the team, Johnson tonight showed in 25 minutes more pure, intuitive basketball instinct than Bradley, Bass and Green collectively.
He can score, he's athletic, he's long for the position (at least on this roster), he competes, and he can run. What's not to like?
How refreshing (and rare) to see a Celtic player energized, moving freely, quickly, intelligently and confidently AND making the right plays.
And apparently he's been that kind of player from the jump. The following quotes are taken from DraftNet.
Dayton coach Archie Miller
“He’s one of those kids who has a little edge on him about where he is today, how he got here and how hard it was.”
Georgia Tech (and former Dayton) coach Brian Gregory
“One thing I liked about him when I recruited him is he scored almost all his baskets around the hoop by slashing, cutting, offensive-rebounding, posting. He just had a knack, a knack to make plays and a knack to rebound by pursuing the ball and getting out-of-area rebounds. That’s continued [in college].”