High-Scoring Guard Has Offer From Auburn

A basketball recruiting report is featured on class of 2013 shooting guard prospect Jajuan Johnson.

Memphis, Tenn.--Colleges looking for a two guard with strong offensive skills and quickness have been checking out six-foot-four, 180-pound Jujuan Johnson.

A junior at Southwind High School, he is averaging 22 points per game and has helped his team open the season with a 15-1 record.

Asked to describe what he does best on a basketball court, Johnson said, "I would say scoring is my strength. I can score outside or I can go inside and get to the rack. I can do all of that."

There is more to his game than just scoring though. He is averaging five rebounds and four steals per contest and is working on his all-around hoops skils. "This season I have been working mostly on improving my defense and getting more rebounds," he said.

Johnson got the attention of Coach Tony Barbee and his assistants at an Auburn elite prospects camp last summer and has an early scholarship offer from the Tigers. He noted that Memphis, Tennessee, Marquette, Ole Miss, Cincinnati and Penn State are among the other colleges that have offered him scholarships.

Southwind High, which is ranked number two in the state of Tennessee, has lost just one time. That came against nationally-ranked Arlington Country Day of Jacksonville, Fla., a team that hit a halfcourt buzzer beater for a 74-71 victory. Johnson scored a season-high 33 points in that contest.

"Our season is going really well," said Johnson, who added that he believes his team has a real shot to win a state championship this season.

Johnson, who will be able to sign with a college in November, said that he is looking for a college team with a style of play fits what he does best. "I want to see what schools are playing the type of ball I play, which is getting up and down the court and scoring the ball a lot."

The 16-year-old said he concentrates on basketball all season. In addition to playing for Southwind High, he plays for the Memphis YMCA's strong AAU program that gives him exposure to playing against top competition from around the country.

Asked if he has a recruiting leader, the junior guard said, "No sir, not right now."

He noted that in addition to camping at Auburn over the summer he went to camps at Memphis and Ole Miss. Commenting on his interest in Auburn, he said, "I know they have a new coaching staff and they are rebuilding. I know they are looking for players like me who can help them build the program."

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