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In this interview with Stanley Johnson at the McDonald’s All-American game, he says he’s practiced in Chicago this week “like my life has depended on it.” That’s music to Sean Miller’s ears. According to the interview, Miller has commented to Johnson that he can play anywhere from the point guard to power forward position but most likely shooting guard. Signals that Nick Johnson is seriously thinking NBA.

Bruce Pascoe of The Arizona Daily Star is in Chicago reporting. He interviewed Concord (Calif.) De La Salle coach Frank Allocco, former coach of Elliott Pitts, about Stanley Johnson. “He’s going to be a high-impact player because of his talent, but more important because of his infectious personality, what a great teammate he is. He’s just won guys over,” Allocco, the McDonald’s West coach, told Pascoe.

This is a paid feature on about Stanley Johnson. In part of the interview Johnson discusses his future position with Arizona, commenting that he will either play the shooting guard or small forward position next year depending on who goes to the NBA (Rondae Hollis-Jefferson or Nick Johnson, or both).

Twitter picture taken by former NBA player and coach John Lucas of Stanley Johnson in Chicago.

Twitter picture taken by former NBA player and coach John Lucas of Stanley Johnson in Chicago.

Stanley Johnson has the skills, basketball IQ and winning infectious personality that college recruiters loved and now NBA scouts admire. Arizona: Enjoy him while you can.

I always judge an Arizona recruit: Would Bobbi Olson like him? Remember the late wife of Lute Olson gave the passing grade during the recruiting process based on character? After speaking to him in person and reading this, Stanley Johnson would pass with flying colors. publisher, writer and editor Javier Morales is a former Arizona Press Club award winner. He also writes articles for Bleacher Report and Lindy’s College Sports.


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