Scouting video: Robert Johnson vs. St. Benedict’s

  • 06/12/2014 9:38 am in


Over the summer, Inside the Hall will be taking a look back at some of 2014 signee Robert Johnson’s top games from his 2013-2014 season at Benedictine College Preparatory.

As a senior at Benedictine, Johnson averaged 24.5 points, 6.3 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.4 steals as the Cadets finished 25-7 against a schedule with talented teams from across the country.

“Robert had the challenge of being the only returning starter this year from a state championship team that graduated four division I guys,” Benedictine coach Ryan Marable told Inside the Hall during the season. “He has embraced that challenge not only statistically by carrying much of the scoring and rebounding loads while guarding the other teams best player night in and night out, but also by providing leadership and guidance to our guys on a daily basis in practices and games.”

In the first installment of our scouting video of Johnson, we look back at a February 8 meeting with St. Benedict’s Prep (N.J.) in the Primetime Shootout in Roselle, New Jersey.

Benedictine prevailed, 81-75, as Johnson finished with 30 points (10-of-22 shooting), 11 rebounds and four assists. St. Benedict’s featured point guard Johnathan Williams, a VCU signee.

This video, available after the jump, has a little bit of everything to give you a more complete look at Johnson’s game including made shots, some missed shots and a few assists as well.

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  • downtownhoosier10

    Very, very good shooter. Would definitely like to see him anticipate the double team better and find the open man quicker. A few a forced shots on the clip, but all in all pretty solid base to build on with RJ. Very excited to watch this kid grow

  • Arch Puddington

    Guards who can control the perimeter at both ends are the first ingredient in winning basketball. Each of the last two Hoosier teams were eventually undone by limitations in their back courts. In the case of the 2012-13 team, an undersized freshman PG (albeit a talented one) and an undersized, slow, and injured SG were too much to overcome against a team with two enormous and athletic guards, including the future NBA Rookie of the Year. The 2013-14 had an excellent PG, but virtually no other shooting, ball handling, or passing skills on the perimeter, and a mixed bag of defenders (Stan: good, but inexperienced. EG: a poor defender. TW, AE, and other wing defenders, not so great).

    Next year’s team will be much better in all phases of perimeter basketball, and RJ will be right in the middle of all of it. Handles the ball well, can break a defense down off the dribble, and shoots well, all without committing many turnovers. He plays with great energy, defends well, and even rebounds well for his position. I’m not yet ready to pronounce him a starter or make any specific predictions about his productivity, but it sure looks like he will be an important part of the best all-around back court the Hoosiers have had in a long time.

  • CreamandCrimson

    A couple of things stand out to me when I watch Robert Johnson:
    1. Very quick release on his shot.
    2. He has good “length” (long arms/wingspan).

    I don’t know whether or not he’ll start this season but I think he will definitely play a major role. I do know that the more I watch him, the more I like him.

  • inLinE6

    Not super fast, and probably needs some improvement on his left hand. But otherwise great shooter, good court vision and passing.

  • SCHoosier

    Impressive that Rob achieved his senior sces whyhanding major load whle stil providing leadership to four first time starters.

  • JerryCT

    He reminded me of Trey Burke when he faked the drive and pulled up for the shot as well as his change of direction. If SR keeps turning the ball over RJ may just get some of his minutes

  • MK

    He always looks under control

  • Gregory Spera

    Loved the between the legs, crossover, step back three pointer. Hopefully RJ has enough handle and court vision to also give Yogi some blow at the point. While the little guy was an iron man for us last season, he seem to wear down at the end.

  • Aiken_Hoosier

    He really likes that left wing 3……

    Definitely love the court vision. With the amount of pure scoring threats we will have next year, court vision and being willing to find the open man are going to be huge, IMO.

    If we do those things right, defenses will be pulling their hair out trying to cover the Hoosiers.

  • WhatsUpKnight

    ok fine, he can shoot it. but where the heck are the dunks, man!

  • VAHoosier

    Funny, I watched Max’s tape this morning and said to myself that he really likes the right wing. Between Max and RJ we’ll have the wings covered!

  • Kelin Blab

    HUGE steal in getting him……..Seems like a strong guard on both ends. I like his catch and shoot and shoot off the dribble.

  • Dee McDonald

    Alex, can you try to get the video working for this one again…hasn’t worked since you posted it for me. I wonder if anybody else is having that problem…