Some of the UCLA guys are panning this, not even 8 PPG they're acting like this is a great get. To me it's an example of Lloyd figuring out one of his issues the last season and recruiting to fix it. They were tougher 2 years ago and much more athletic on defense before losing his 2 best athletes to the draft.
Johnson is not a good shooter but he's the type of guy that UA needed this past year, plays bigger than his height, tough, rebounds, defends. Again not a great offensive player but you don't start on a team that makes the championship game for nothing. I think it's a good sign that Lloyd recognized he needed guys who can defend and will make the team tougher. It's the same reason UK recruited him, Calipari realizes his HS all star team every year isn't winning enough because those kids don't do the little things a guy like Johnson does.