|Team: St. John's|
H: 6' 6"|
W: 205 lbs
(24 Years Old)
|RSCI: 108 ||
High School: Brewster Academy
Hometown: Baltimore, MD
A long and athletic wing who plays strong two-way basketball, Durand Johnson (Unranked Scout, #115 Rivals, Unranked ESPN) had a good weekend here and is an interesting prospect over the long term.
On the offensive end, Johnson is a dynamic scorer who can put the ball in the basket in a variety of ways, being dangerous both from the perimeter and attacking the basket. Johnson struggled with his outside shot in the games here, not hitting from three-point range this weekend, but he showed good form and has a reputation as a good shooter, something that is easy to see.
In terms of attacking the basket, Johnson shows good body control and creativity along with the ability to change hands with the ball and finish with both hands at the rim, while he also has no problems drawing contact, getting to the free-throw line frequently this weekend,
Defensively, Johnson has a very aggressive stance with good fundamentals, and does a great job using his length to bother the opposition, getting into his man well both on and off the ball.
Looking forward, Johnson has good physical tools for either wing position while having a nice set of skills and the mentality to consistently play hard on both ends of the floor. His game could still use more polish in all areas and developing better consistency on his outside shots and more strength for his frame would both help, but he already is on track to be a very good college player, and something more down the line isn't out of the question.