Will Stanley Johnson's physicality translate at NBA level?

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To help readers get to know top NBA draft prospects, Insider offers a 360-degree look at many of them in a concise and thorough scouting report featuring three expert perspectives: Kevin Pelton (analytics), Fran Fraschilla (scouting) and Chad Ford (NBA front offices). Here's a look at Stanley Johnson.

WARP Projection: 1.9 (21st among players in top 100)
Comparables: Luol Deng (97.9), Thaddeus Young (96.8), Marvin Williams (96.5), Carmelo Anthony (95.7)
Strengths: Steal percentage
Weaknesses: None

The analytics perspective

Among the group of freshmen forwards expected to head to the NBA, which also includes Kansas' Kelly Oubre and Duke's Justise Winslow, Johnson boasts the best WARP projection. Although shooting was touted as a weakness, Johnson hit a respectable 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and backed it up with 74.2 percent free throw shooting. Instead, despite his size and strength, Johnson's offensive issue was finishing. As Fran will explore, he made just 52.7 percent of his shots around the rim, according to Hoop-Math.com.