A-10 Interest Growing For Johnson

2013 BJ Johnson has gained a lot of notice from Atlantic 10 suitors this spring. Johnson spoke with A10Report.com about EYBL and his recruitment.

The spring evaluation period has allowed several under-the-radar prospects to gain more attention. One of those who has capitalized on the opportunity is 2013 B.J. Johnson.

He came into the April Live Recruiting Period holding just one Atlantic 10 offer -- St. Joseph's. Since then, however, Richmond and Duquesne have joined the mix.

The six-foot-five swingman also claims offers from Boston College and Penn State, to go along with several mid-major schools.

"Things are going really well," Johnson told A10Report.com. "My recruitment is really picking up and I'm playing well."

As a member of Team Final, Johnson has been able to play against some of the best competition in the country on the Nike EYBL circuit.

"I pretty much can do it all," Johnson said. "I score, but if I see an open teammate, I won't have a problem giving him the ball in a good scoring position."

He has impressed in his three EYBL stops, averaging eight points per game, while shooting 46 percent from the field and 40 percent from behind the arc.

To become a strong college player, he sees one certain area for improvement.

"I definitely need to get my ball handling up if I'm going to be playing the wing in college," Johnson said.

Many other Team Final teammates, including Davon Reed, are very close to Johnson and are big-time A-10 targets. Would he be interested in playing with them?

"We joke around a lot saying we are going to play somewhere together," Johnson said. "At the end, it's going to come down to what's best for me."

As the summer approaches, it'll be interesting to see how Johnson develops as a player. He hopes to make a decision before the beginning of his senior season.

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