Stanley Johnson will be vital piece for Arizona in 2014-15

When I released my way too early 2014-15 preseason rankings, the Arizona Wildcats were the clearcut number one.  Those were posted under the assumption that Aaron Gordon was leaving for the NBA Draft but that Nick Johnson would return for his senior season.  With Gordon and Johnson both announcing they are turning pro, McDonald’s All-American Stanley Johnson now becomes an even...
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Aaron Gordon and Nick Johnson Leave Arizona for NBA

Arizona freshman Aaron Gordon and junior Nick Johnson announced they are leaving for the NBA. Gordon, a 6’9” power forward and this year’s  Pac 12 Freshman of the Year, is slated to go in the top eight according to Draft Express. Johnson, the Pac 12 Player of the Year, is projected to go in the second round. With Kaleb Tarczewski and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson set to return...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona’s Nick Johnson, Aaron Gordon To Both Declare For NBA Draft, Leave School Early

The two players who were likely the biggest reasons why the Arizona men’s basketball team had its most successful season in recent memory will not be returning to Tucson for another year.  Nick Johnson, a junior guard, and Aaron Gordon, a freshman forward, will both be foregoing eligibility and declaring for the NBA Draft. They made the move official during a Tuesday afternoon...
Via College Spun
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Arizona losing Gordon, probably Johnson to draft

According to an ESPN report, Arizona freshman Aaron Gordon will declare for the NBA draft, with junior Nick Johnson likely to join him in leaving school early. The report cited unnamed sources. Gordon has long been considered a likely one-and-done player. The 6-foot-8 forward, one of the top recruits in the country coming out of high school in San Jose, averaged 12.4 points and eight...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Gordon to Declare for NBA, Johnson 50/50

Arizona Freshmen Forward Aaron Gordon appears to be headed to the NBA. According to Bleacher Report’s Matt Fitzgerald Gordon feels he’s ready to make the jump. Gordon was a stud defensive player for the Wildcats who showed great potential offensively in his one season in Tucson. His long, athletic frame gave him the ability to guard anyone on the floor, as well as provide some...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Wildcats Nick Johnson ‘not sure’ about his future

(Courtesy of With one year of eligibility left, Arizona’s Nick Johnson has a career altering decision ahead of him. The choice between staying at school and helping the Wildcats push as potentially favorites to win the National Championship next season. Or declaring for the NBA Draft. If he declares for the NBA Draft then he will most certainly be drafted...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona's Johnson named second-team AP All-American

TUCSON, Ariz. -- University of Arizona junior guard Nick Johnson was the leading vote-getter on the second team on Monday when the Associated Press announced its 2014 college basketball All-Americans. Johnson, who has also been named a first-team All-American by the Sporting News, the NABC and the USBWA, led Arizona in scoring (16.3) and ranked second on the team in assists (2.8...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan’s Jordan Morgan Drops Perfect Tweet After Nick Johnson’s Charge Call

Jordan Morgan drew a somewhat controversial charge against Tennessee in the Sweet 16. During last night’s Elite 8 game between Wisconsin-Arizona, down a point, the Wildcats’ Nick Johnson was whistled for a charge in the final seconds of overtime. Michigan center Jordan Morgan dropped this perfectly timed tweet after the refs called the offensive foul on Arizona’s  Johnson...
Via Diehardsport
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnson’s late surge pushes Arizona past SDSU 70-64, look forward to Wisconsin

While Arizona guard Nick Johnson was held scoreless for almost the entire game, it took him less than three minutes to retake control against SDSU. The Pac-12 player of the year scored 15 of the Wildcats last 16 points in the game’s final two minutes and 46 seconds. If your not a math mathematician, thats around six points a minute and 240 points in 40 minutes (the length of a...
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnson saves the day for Arizona

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The old veteran came through for Arizona. Of course he did. Junior guard Nick Johnson willed top-seeded Arizona to a 70-64 win over San Diego State on Thursday night in the NCAA tournament, scoring 15 points down the stretch after an 0-for-10 start to the game. By the end, 2 for 12 never looked so good. Rim-outs and bad bounces had Johnson almost convinced it wasn...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
22 days ago  |  Discuss

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