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Robert Johnson declares for the NBA Draft

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Robert Johnson will be testing the NBA waters, but will not hire an agent.

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Indiana guard Robert Johnson has declared for the NBA Draft, but will not hire an agent. Johnson will be joining OG Anunoby, James Blackmon Jr., and Thomas Bryant at the NBA Draft Combine.

Johnson is coming off a rather inconsistent season where he averaged 12.8 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 2.5 assists per game.

Johnson served as one of the most experienced Hoosiers on the team last year, as without Colin Hartman Indiana’s most tenured players were Johnson and Blackmon.

Johnson brings loads of athleticism and defensive awareness, which could be pivital traits if he wants to find a role in the NBA. With that said, Johnson isn’t listed on many mock drafts. Johnson’s choice to enter the combine without an agent leaves him with the option of coming back to Bloomington after being evaluated by NBA scouts.

For a refresher on the rules surrounding college players, the combine and the NBA Draft, check out this piece from last spring.

Johnson’s strongest performance this year came in IU’s win over Ohio State when he scored 26 points and added 6 rebounds.

Johnson has been a crucial contributor for the Hoosiers in the past, and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him come back for his senior season to fill that role again.