Arizona Basketball

Social media reactions of Stanley Johnson leaving Arizona Wildcats for NBA



Stanley Johnson’s strength and athleticism to the hoop from the wing will be missed.

[ezcol_1half id=”” class=”” style=””]

Johnson learning more about life’s lessons after making a life-changing decision.

Does Gottlieb know more than others about Johnson’s practice habits and coachability?

Johnson’s decision to go to the NBA is not a surprise at all or breaking-news material.

Johnson will be thankful of Sean Miller’s attention-to-detail style of coaching when he reaches the next level.


[ezcol_1half_end id=”” class=”” style=””]

Site founder and award-winning sports journalist Javier Morales has published his first e-book, “The Highest Form of Living”, a fiction piece about a young man who overcomes a troubled upbringing without his lost father and wayward mother through basketball and hope. His hope is realized through the sport he loves. Basketball enables him to get past his fears. His experience on the court indirectly brings him closer to his parents in a unique, heartfelt way. Please order it at Amazon (for only $4.99) by clicking on the photo:

Johnson’s message to Arizona fans via Twitter …



Johnson’s decision was the toughest of his young life, he said.

[ezcol_1half id=”” class=”” style=””]

Johnson follows three former Oakland Soldiers/Arizona Wildcats to the NBA: Aaron Gordon, Nick Johnson and Brandon Ashley.

Nichols “hung out” with Johnson and the Wildcats in the first two weekends of the NCAA tournament.

Miller as quoted in Steve Rivera’s story: “You get this relationship built up in recruiting, and they go to battle for you and it’s not easy to say goodbye to them.”


[ezcol_1half_end id=”” class=”” style=””]

One of the best starting wing combos in Arizona basketball history rivaling Richard JeffersonGilbert Arenas and Chris Mills and Khalid Reeves.

Speaking of Mills and Reeves, Arizona is in position to match a historic NBA first-round selection run those guys were a part of two decades ago.

[/ezcol_1half_end] publisher, writer and editor Javier Morales is a former Arizona Press Club award winner. He has also written articles for Bleacher Report and Lindy’s College Sports.

To Top