Monday, July 9, 2012

Orlando Summer League 2012: Rookies Sure to Make Huge Impressions

Orlando Johnson 
The Indiana Pacers made one of the more underrated steals of the draft when they traded for UC Santa Barbara guard Orlando Johnson on draft night after he was chosen in the second round with the 36th overall pick by the Sacramento Kings. Johnson is 23 years old and already much more experienced than most of the rookies entering the league this summer, giving him a slight edge over most. 
The 6'5" shooting guard averaged 18, 21.1 and 19.7 points per game in his sophomore, junior and senior season at UC Santa Barbara. During those three seasons, Johnson was also hitting at least 40 percent of his shots from beyond the arc. We have seen scorers take over NBA Summer Leagues in the past, so expect Johnson to make a huge impression in Orlando this July. 

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