Puff Johnson

Updated on 6/28/23.  Written by Alan Lu.

Height: 6-8
Weight: 205
College: Penn State
Classification: Senior
Birthdate: 10/11/2000

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

Pros:

Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Adequate playmaker for his size
Adequate rebounder for his size
Adequate defender
Solid athlete
Good motor

Cons:

Needs to improve his shooting
Can be too passive on offense
Can struggle to guard quicker players
Hasn’t received regular playing time
Relative unknown commodity

Summary:

Puff Johnson is an athletic, high-motor forward that had a very good showing in the 2022 NCAA Championship game, and he scored 11 points and grabbed 6 rebounds off the bench in his team’s loss to Kansas.  He will need to stay in school to hone and develop his overall game, but a strong season at Penn State next year could make him a legitimate NBA prospect for the 2024 draft.

Links:
RealGM Profile
On3’s Article Mentions Johnson Transferred to Penn State

Games Scouted:
4/4/22 North Carolina vs. Kansas

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