The NBA is in full swing and former UNC basketball wingCam Johnson has had a good start to the season.
Now a full-time starter, Johnson is averaging 14.9 points and shooting 44 percent from three on 3.1 makes per game. Both are career highs.
On Tuesday, Johnson caught fire and had a season-high 29 points on 10-of-17 from the field. He also was 7-of-11 from three in 34 minutes of action.
Johnson was 3-of-7 from deep to start and made his final four 3s of the game in the Suns 116-107 win over the Timberwolves.
Cam Johnson caught fire from beyond the arc in the @Suns win tonight.
29 PTS, 3 AST, 3 STL, 7 3PM pic.twitter.com/GdMb0g5XDh
— NBA (@NBA) November 2, 2022
Johnson is in his fourth-year on the Suns after getting selected with the No. 11 overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft.
In his career, he has averaged 10.5 points and shot 39.2 percent from three in 190 games.
The Suns previously had wing Jae Crowder in the starting lineup heading into this season. With the expected jump Johnson was planning on making this year, and his ability to score the ball at a higher rate than Crowder, the Suns decided to shop Crowder in the trade market.
Up to this point, the plan to stick with Johnson and make him the full-time starter has paid off.
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