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Jeff Goodman: Marcus Smart, Rodney Hood and Nick Johnson are all working out for the Orlando Magic today, sources told ESPN. Twitter
That was nearly three times the number of votes for the runner-up, center Joel Embiid of Kansas, who received 5.5 votes. And it was four times the number of votes for the third-place finisher, small forward Andrew Wiggins of Kansas, who garnered four. Kentucky power forward Julius Randle, Indiana power forward Noah Vonleh and North Carolina State small forward T.J. Warren each received one vote. So did Arizona forward Aaron Gordon and Arizona guard Nick Johnson, who just happen to be best of friends and admirers of each other’s game. Racine Journal-Times
Arizona will lose Aaron Gordon to the NBA draft, and the Wildcats are also likely to watch junior guard Nick Johnson leave school early, sources told ESPN.com. ESPN.com
Arizona's Nick Johnson has one year left of eligibility and a decision to make. If he remains in school, the Wildcats would most likely be a preseason favorite heading into next year. If he declares for the draft, Johnson would join the majority of his fellow Wooden Award finalists in moving to the NBA. In Los Angeles for the Wooden Award Gala Friday, Johnson doesn't know what is next for his playing career. "I'm not sure yet," Johnson told Mark Willard of ESPN LA 710 AM. "The season just ended a few weeks ago. I'm still trying to get over that. I'm talking to my family, my support system and coach Miller. He's been through it a few times with some guys and I'm just talking to him and trying to get the right information." Arizona's Sports Page
Doug McDermott was a unanimous choice for the AP All-American First Team. McDermott is the first player to be on the All-American team in three straight seasons since Patrick Ewing and Wayman Tisdale in 1985. Shabazz Napier, Sean Kilpatrick and Russ Smith were also seniors named to the All-American First Team, while Jabari Parker was the fifth member. The second team consisted of Nick Johnson, Andrew Wiggins, Nik Stauskas, Melvin Ejim and T.J. Warren. RealGM
Things got a little touchy with current NBA players and college basketball prospects leading up to the Boost Mobile Elite 24 game in Venice Beach on Saturday. According to a tweet by RealGM.com, Nick Johnson was at the center of a dispute between former Henderson (Nev.) Findlay Prep teammate Jabari Brown and Toronto’s DeMar DeRozan during one of the scrimmages during the week. “Jabari Brown getting into it with DeMar DeRozan. Some serious ****-talking going on here after DeRozan hits Nick Johnson with a hard foul,” is what the Twitter feed reads. Tucson Citizen
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