Johnson is one of five freshman to appear on the prestigious watch list. He's also one of three players from the Pac-12 to appear on it. Delon Wright from Utah and Chasson Randle from Stanford are also on there.
The other four freshman to make the 25 player cut are Tyus Jones and Jahlil Okafor of Duke, D'Angelo Russell for Ohio State and Melo Trimble from Maryland.
Johnson currently leads the top-ten Wildcats in points (13.9) and rebounds (6.6) per game. He also has 42 turnovers, which is by far the most on the team, and is second in steals (25) behind T.J. McConnell (37).
Also of note to Arizona fans are Gonzaga's Kevin Pangos and Kyle Wiltjer. The Zags duo find themselves on the list as the loss in Tucson is the Bulldogs' only loss so far in 2014-15.