JJ Moving Up The Ladder


The Boiling Point: JaJuan Johnson looks like a first-round lock for the NBA Draft.

These days there are hundreds of mock NBA Drafts out there, so it’s hard telling what is likely to happen. Well, ESPN.com’s Chad Ford, one of the more connected voices in the business, has Purdue’s JaJuan Johnson debuting in his latest mock draft.

In what is Ford’s fourth edition, he has Johnson going at No. 25 to the Celtics. Ford didn’t have Johnson slated in the first round in his previous three mocks. Johnson has been traveling the country working out for tons of teams, which could account for his movement.

This year’s draft is June 23.