After Aaron Gordon stole the show in day one of the Orlando Summer League, Stanley Johnson followed it up with a brilliant performance of his own.
In just over 30 minutes, Stanley scored 24 points on 10-14 shooting (!!!), grabbed 9 rebounds, and had two steals. He got the start after coming off the bench on Saturday, and he obviously took advantage of it.
He was all over the place. Grabbing rebounds, handling the ball in transition, making plays on defense, and of course, putting the ball in the basket. He scored from all three levels Sunday. Hit a three, hit a few floaters and mid-range jumpers, and also had a dunk and multiple layups through traffic. His smoothest play of the game was when he attacked a closeout, got into the paint, and floated the ball just over the defense for two.
Stanley's jumper has been about as advertised so far. He still has that quick, yet low, release, but it's been effective. He's 2-5 from behind the arc in two Summer League games.
Here are the highlights from his performance today:
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and the Brooklyn Nets were also in action on Sunday. He finished with 8 points, 7 rebounds, and two steals. While he missed his only three-point attempt, he still showed that his jumper is improved when he hit a few mid-range jumpers.
In Monday's games, three Wildcats are in action. Solomon Hill and the Pacers play at 1 PM EST, Aaron Gordon and the Orlando Magic (Blue) play at 3 PM EST, and Stanley Johnson plays at 5 PM EST. Rondae and the Nets do not play tomorrow.