The Clippers have signed former Kansas point guard Elijah Johnson to play on their Las Vegas Summer League team, according to 41 Action News in Kansas City.
KU’s Travis Releford and Elijah Johnson will participate in NBA summer camps. Releford: Pacers & Nuggets… Johnson: Clippers #kubball
— Chris Allen (@chrisallenNBC) June 29, 2013
Johnson is a 6-foot-3, 194-pound guard that has experience playing both guard positions in his collegiate career. He was a four year player at KU and after playing his first three seasons off the ball, he moved to the point as a senior. He averaged 9.9 points per game, 4.6 assists per game, and 3.1 rebounds per game in 31.0 minutes in his final year in Lawrence.
The main criticism of Johnson has always been his decision making. He turned the ball over 3.1 times per game last season and his shot selection has always been dicey. Because of that, he’s always failed to become an efficient player.
Johnson started to get legitimate playing time as a sophomore after averaging only 6.6 minutes per game as a freshman. But his shooting numbers and efficiency plummeted with more minutes. He wound up shooting 38.2 percent from the field and 33.1 percent from three last season. He did, however, vastly improve his free throw percentage from 69.6 percent to 76.3 percent. He has posted PERs of 13.0, 14.8, and 11.8, respectively, as a consistent member of the Jayhawks’ rotation.