- Paul Biancardi, Basketball Recruiting
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@PaulBiancardi #askcoachb I saw stanley johnson and he kinda reminds me of tj warren do you see the comparison. But Johnson's more athletic
— Austin Murray (@austinmurray12) March 14, 2014
I love comparing two elite players. I recently watched T.J. Warren in the ACC tournament and have followed him from his high school days at Brewster Academy.
The same can be said about Stanley Johnson, who I analyzed and watched over the past three years.
When I look at each player's game, they are both small forwards who have good size and a strong body.
The biggest difference is that Warren scores with great effectiveness from many different spots on the floor. The 6-foot-8 star of the Wolfpack also has tremendous scoring instincts and doesn't force the action because he's more mature and has improved his game.
The Arizona-bound Johnson plays hard and is versatile on the floor. The 6-6 prospect might be a better rebounder and an athlete than Warren, but he is not the offensive player that Warren is right now. That is OK because many players are not at Warren's level.
As a sophomore, Warren was the ACC's Player of the Year and led the conference in scoring at 24.8 points per game.