Arizona freshman Stanley Johnson leaves school, declares for NBA draft
TUCSON, Ariz. -- After helping lead the Arizona men’s basketball program to one of the best seasons in school history in 2014-15, Stanley Johnson has elected to forgo his remaining eligibility and declare for the 2015 NBA Draft.
During Johnson’s lone season at UA, the Wildcats won both the Pac-12 regular-season and tournament championships, earned a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament, advanced to its second consecutive Elite Eight and won 34 games to rank second on the program’s single-season charts.
Johnson averaged a team-high 13.8 points in his one season at Arizona, also averaging 6.5 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game to rank second on the squad. He was one of two freshmen in the major college basketball conferences to average at least 13.5 points and 6.5 rebounds per contest, alongside Duke’s Jahlil Okafor.
Johnson scored in double figures 30 times on the year, leading the Wildcats in scoring 15 times and posting three double-doubles.
Johnson led Pac-12 freshmen in scoring, steals, free throws made and free throw attempts, ranking sixth overall in the league in steals, 13th in rebound average and 14th in scoring average. On Arizona’s freshman records list, he ranks third in points scored (523) and steals (57), fourth in free throws made (132), fifth in total rebounds (247) and free throw attempts (178), sixth in 3-point field goals made (43) and seventh in field goals made (174).