Younger Johnson Making Strides

So far class of 2012 point guard Ronnie Johnson has a handful of mid-major offers, but many other high-majors are taking a close look as he is off to a strong start this high school season.

There is a lot to live up to this season for Ronnie Johnson. The junior floor general is not only trying to lead his Indianapolis (Ind.) North Central team back to a state title, but also he is trying to pick up the slack for his brother Terone who is now at Purdue.

At 5-foot-10 and 160 pounds, Johnson isn't the big physical guard that his brother is, but he is a pure point guard who knows how to run the show. Throughout his high school career he has shown an ability to get others involved while also nailing a floater in the lane consistently.

Now Johnson has really improved his outside shot and it is helping to take his game to a new level.

"Really it comes just from good form," said Johnson about his improved jumper. "I just catch it and try to get the ball in the same position and then shoot it."

At the moment Johnson lists scholarship offers from Ball State, Eastern Illinois, Ohio, St. Louis, and Southern Illinois.

Those five schools have all made Johnson an early priority, and all are very active in his recruitment at the moment. Still many other schools are around sniffing and taking a close look.

"Butler, Michigan, Dayton, Minnesota, and Illinois are all recruiting me but I don't have an offer from them," said Johnson.

In fact for his Saturday evening game Johnson had Butler Head Coach Brad Stevens and Michigan Head Coach John Beilein looking on as he scored 17 points and had five assists in a matchup with fellow 2012 point guard Jacobby Bledsoe.

At the moment Johnson isn't too focused on his recruitment, though if the right offer comes he will have no problem making a decision at any time. When it comes to picking a school, Johnson knows what will be important to him.

"I am looking for a good education and where I can fit in and play the most," explained Johnson.

Johnson has made a lot of strides in the past 12 months on the court, and now the recruiting for him is beginning to pick up off the floor as well.

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