Johnson had quite the scare a few years ago, but he battled through it and has been an impact player
Johnson is a 6-foot-5 wing with a 6-foot-11 wingspan that allows him to defend bigger players.
In his final collegiate season at Kansas State, he averaged 17.4 points per game, while playing over 34 minutes per game, and shooting over 51% from the field. He’s also a knockdown three-point shooter, who hit over 40% of his attempts during his senior season, while taking over three per game. During Kansas State’s NCAA Tournament run to the Final Four, he averaged 15.2 points per game and just over five rebounds.
Prior to transferring to Kansas State for his senior year, Johnson played at Florida, where he suffered a medical emergency, when he collapsed on the court in the middle of a game early on in the 2020-21 season. He had spent time in a medically induced coma.
However, he persevered and his draft stock seems to be rising.
On top of his scoring prowess, he is also a very good rebounder for his position. Johnson has great length which helps him, but he also has very good upper-body strength, which he uses to battle for position on rebounds, and also to get his shots off in tough situations.
Finally, Johnson is smooth in transition for his size, even showcasing some point-forward abilities at times this past season.