Charlotte Hornets 2019 NBA Draft: 5 small forwards to target in first round

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Cameron Johnson

Another North Carolina player!

Any team that is looking for three-point shooting should take a hard look at North Carolina forward Cameron Johnson, who has a pure stroke. Johnson is shooting a blistering 47 percent from downtown as a senior.

Overall, Johnson is averaging 16.8 points, 5.9 rebounds and 2.3 assists for the Tar Heels. He spent the first three years of his college career at Pittsburgh before transferring to North Carolina.

In addition to his great shooting, Johnson possesses great size at 6’8″ and he uses that height to his advantage. He’s shown the ability to simply rise over the defender and knock down the contested shot.

His draft stock is soaring at the moment thanks to his strong play as of late. Johnson was once considered a projected second round pick, but he is now being looked at as a late first rounder, which does not surprise me at all.

The Charlotte Hornets have multiple good three-point shooters, but do they have a knock-down sharpshooter? No. That’s what Johnson has a chance to be, and if he gets into the right developmental system, he could turn into a real good player.

Cameron Johnson could very well be the best overall shooter in this draft class.