Samson Johnson

Updated on 5/8/24.  Written by Alan Lu.

Height: 6-10
Weight: 220
College: Connecticut
Classification: Senior
Birthdate: 7/28/2002

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

Pros:

Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Solid rebounder
Decent defender
Solid shot blocker
Good athlete
Good motor

Cons:

Must expand upon his low post moves
Needs to improve his face-up game
Can be too passive on offense
Needs to improve his playmaking skills
May be fairly raw offensively
Can be undisciplined defensively

Summary:

Samson Johnson is a very athletic, high motor big man that can make plays to help his team shore up the paint on both ends of the floor. He didn’t play much in his first two seasons, but he quietly had a solid junior season, and he currently projects to be a second round prospect for the 2025 draft.

Links:
RealGM Profile
ESPN Player Card

Games Scouted:
12/23/19 The Patrick School vs. Roselle Catholic
12/30/19 The Patrick School vs. Montverde Academy
12/1/23 Connecticut vs. Kansas
12/15/23 Connecticut vs. Gonzaga
4/8/24 Connecticut vs. Purdue

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