Former Pistons player is high on Stanley Johnson

Former Detroit Pistons and Michigan State point guard Mateen Cleaves is a fan of what the team did this offseason, in particular through the draft.

Cleaves, who has covered college basketball in recent years, is particularly fond of Pistons first-round pick Stanley Johnson.

Here's more from Tom Lang of the Detroit Free Press:

“I think they’re going to be good,” Cleaves said of Detroit. “I will be surprised if they didn’t make the playoffs, for sure. The moves they made over the summer were good. I love the draft pick, (Stanley) Johnson. I think he’s going to be really good, because of his competitive nature. I have watched him a lot covering college basketball. He competes, and he wants to win. He wants to be great, and that’s one thing I like about him.”

(h/t Detroit Free Press)

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