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JaJuan Johnson takes long road to draft

JaJuan Johnson takes long road to draft

Originally Published: June 22, 2011
By Adena Andrews

In a time when college is seen as merely a stepping stone to the NBA, JaJuan Johnson is taking the road less traveled to the 2011 draft.

The former Purdue power forward took the advice of his mother, Rhonda Curlin, and finished school, becoming the first college grad in his family. He possesses not only an impressive midrange jumper, but also a bachelor's degree in organizational leadership and supervision.

"My mother started college but got pregnant with me at age 21 ...

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