In this ESPNW profile by Adena Andrews, Johnson talks about the long road it took to get to this point, and the driving force behind his journey: mom Rhonda Curlin.
While embarking on his NBA journey is exciting for Johnson, he says he also misses hanging out and playing video games with his teammates, as well as being on the Purdue campus.
ESPN's draft coverage begins at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday with the NBA Draft Preview, followed at 7:30 p.m. ET by the NBA Draft presented by Kia Motors.