2010-11 Big Ten Offensive And Defensive Player Of The Year
25. Marshon Brooks, SG, Providence TRADED to New Jersey (#27) for JaJuan Johnson, PF, Purdue:
Next LaMarcus Aldridge: If there was a contest to see which draft prospect’s game resembles LaMarcus Aldridge the most, JaJuan Johnson would win, hands down. The Purdue product reminds me so much of LaMarcus with his athletic ability and consistent mid-range jumper, it’s scary. He brings the length and size to alter games, providing a legitimate shot-blocking presence; something the Celtics truly covet. After trading Perkins, defending the goal was a huge area of weakness in Boston; especially during the Playoffs against Miami.
Johnson, more known for his offensive game than his defense, brings underrated strength to guard the interior and an unparalleled quickness to step out and contest shots. This pick was a no-brainer, seeing he is a clear-cut lottery-caliber talent. Ranked #7 on my draft board, higher than Marshon Brooks, the player Boston drafted and traded to New Jersey for JaJuan. The 6-foot 10 forward’s range makes him a tough match-up at a position you need in today’s NBA: the stretch-four.
Patience with Moore: As for his teammate, 6-foot-4 guard E’twuan Moore, he is an efficient scorer who can put the ball in the hoop in a variety of ways. He plays smart and can handle the ball quite well. Moore is a consummate pro, a producer who can D-up and just has the will to win. Yet, time will tell if/when he’s ready to contribute in a significant role at the next level. NBADraft.net profile of Moore