Oct. 1, 2012; Phoenix, AZ, USA: Phoenix Suns forward Wesley Johnson poses for a portrait during media day at the US Airways Center. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE

Wesley Johnson Impressive


Oct. 12, 2012; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Phoenix Suns forward Wesley Johnson (2) puts up a shot against the Portland Trail Blazers during the second half at US Airways Center. The Suns defeated the Trail Blazers 104-93. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Stewart-US PRESSWIRE

Wesley Johnson was the most impressive player at the Suns training camp, and two games into the preseason it’s safe to say he carried his play over into the preseason.

Johnson has been playing great throughout the first couple games, but the main thing that stands out is his jump shooting. Johnson is shooting the ball with tremendous confidence and he’s producing results.

Throughout the first two games Johnson is averaging 15 points, 4 rebounds, 50% shooting from the field, 39% from the 3-point line despite playing only 22 minutes a game.

Johnson preseason play has been great but that hasn’t always been the case, in fact in Johnson’s first two preseasons with Minnesota he averaged 7.2 points and averaged about 21 minutes in 9 games.

Wesley Johnson has always played with a spot up shooter mentality but now, he’s knocking down his jump shots. Johnson’s athleticism and length allows him to be an effective defensive player but now with his added stroke he can really become a high quality player.

Should Johnson continue to light it up on the offensive end, he could potential steal one of the starting wing positions from Jared Dudley or Michael Beasley. Although it’s only two games into preseason Johnson has been highly impressive with his play, and he’s showing right now that he’ll be a valuable player to the Suns going into the season.

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