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NBA Draft 2011: Could JaJuan Johnson Be The Future Face Of Celtics?

Move over, Rajon Rondo, because JaJuan Johnson is the new face of the Boston Celtics. Ok, not really, but he could be in time, according to Taurus Londono of Yahoo! Sports, who believes that Johnson is a complete player.

Johnson is essentially the complete package on the court, averaging 20.5 points per game, and had 8.6 rebounds and 2.3 blocks last season. In addition to that raw talent, Johnson's experience playing in the NCAA Tournament in every season of his college career should prove invaluable when it comes to transitioning to the NBA. (via Yahoo! Sports)

Personally, Johnson reminds me a bit of Al Jefferson (note, a bit). At 221 pounds, Johnson is significantly smaller than Jefferson, who is 280 pounds. However, Johnson is an agile big man who can score and is a solid rebounder.

Will Johnson be able to have as successful a career as Jefferson? Most likely not, but only time will tell. At the very least, Johnson certainly has all of the tools.

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