Is first round in Nick Johnson's future?
March, 19, 2014
By Joe Kaiser | ESPN.com
Arizona junior guard Nick Johnson is set to enter the NCAA tournament following a terrific regular season that earned him the Pac-12 Player of the Year award -- no small feat in a conference as loaded with talented as the Pac-12 this season.
So why, then, isn't he more highly regarded as a NBA prospect? The athletic 6-foot-3, 200-pounder currently comes in all the way down at No. 54 on Chad Ford's updated Big Board, and enters the Big Dance with little buzz about being a first-round pick in June.
ESPN Insider Kevin Pelton was asked about Johnson's draft stock in a Sports Nation chat last Friday, and offered his take on the matter, while Chad Ford answered another question about Johnson on Wednesday.