Arizona Wildcats basketball: Johnson won't view replay

2014-04-04T18:41:00Z 2014-04-04T21:34:38Z Arizona Wildcats basketball: Johnson won't view replayBruce Pascoe Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

Nick Johnson has had almost a week now to queue up that video recorder or just go online for a look at that critical offensive foul called against him with 3.2 seconds left against Wisconsin.

But he won’t. That’s what he told 910 AM radio in Phoenix, while making the interview rounds at the Final Four today.

“I haven’t watched it,” Johnson said. “I don’t want to.”

Johnson was asked if he was really being honest.

“I’m completely honest,” Johnson said. “I have not watched it and I don’t know if I want to. No reason to dwell in the past. I think that’s what I had to do as a leader. … Next play, Rondae made a great play and gave us one more chance. It was definitely a tough call. From what people say to me, it could have gone either way. But being a leader I just had to keep on doing it.”

About his impending decision about his future, Johnson told 910 AM that he has tried not to let the emotion of losing affect his decision.

That’s probably not good news for the Wildcats, considering Johnson said after the game he didn’t like not completing a goal, but Johnson has been expected to leave for a while now regardless.

Still, Johnson said he’s going through a process.

“I’m talking to my family, coach Miller has been a big decider in that, I’m talking with him and have sat with him a few times throughout the week, talking about the pros and cons, getting feedback from the next level on my game,” Johnson said. “I been dreaming about this since I was a little kid. I’m just taking my time, not letting my emotions from losing to Wisconsin affect my decision.”


Johnson is projected to go in the mid-second round by Draft Express, and that site's president, Jonathan Givony, said that's in large part because Johnson is considered too small for a shooting guard.

"So we’ve always had him in the second round, whether it's higher or lower," Givony said. "Once you talk about the second round then there's no guarantee of getting drafted because a lot of teams drafting second round are taking guys who are going to Europe" first.


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