Johnson starting to add interest
The high school season hasn’t started yet, but with workouts underway and college coaches zigzagging across the country new names are starting to emerge. One name that is gaining some steam is Canada native Corey Johnson, who is spending his final season of high school ball at Saxtons River (Vt.) Vermont Academy. “He shoots the ball at a tremendous rate,” Vermont Academy coach Alex Popp said. “In our open gym he’s probably shooting over 70-percent from three. He strokes it. He’s a shooter. He doesn’t need time or space. He shoots it over people. That’s unique at our level.” Johnson, who stands 6-foot-5, is more than just a shooter, according to Popp. “His mom is a college coach in Canada and you can tell,” he said. “He knows where to be and he has a really good feel. He’s always talking on defense and he has the leadership qualities. Plus he’s a gym rat.” “Shooting is definitely his best asset, but he does handle it well enough to get downhill and make plays for himself and his teammates,” Popp added. “He can guard multiple teammates.” Johnson played for the Canadian team at the Nike Global Challenge and in three games shot 13-for-34 from three. At this point, Johnson has serious interest from Butler, Columbia, Creighton, Davidson, Harvard, Nevada, Ohio, Rhode Island, UMass and Xavier. Tommy Amaker and Bob McKillop are expected on campus this week. Johnson took a pair of unofficial visits this past weekend. He visited Harvard on Friday and Saturday and then slid over to UMass on Sunday.
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