2016 Intro: Jalen Johnson

Irrespective of whether coaches and scouts have heard of Jalen Johnson at this moment, they're quite possibly going to run into him during the next several months.

High Point (N.C.) Wesleyan will be one of the country's marquee attractions this season, as elite junior Harry Giles returns from injury and fast-rising junior guard Kwe Parker brings his extraordinary leaping ability to the lineup as well.

But there's at least one more potential high-major in the lineup: Jalen Johnson. The 6-6 wing played at Wesleyan last season, too, but he got lost behind current UNC freshman Theo Pinson and others.

This year, however, Johnson will be an upperclassman and given an opportunity to become a vital cog in the Wesleyan machine. An angular southpaw, Johnson makes swooping drives to the rim and clearly possesses the overall athleticism befitting a player who could go on to a major conference program.

"I've got offers from Old Dominion, Wake Forest and North Carolina Central," Johnson said. "I'm not giving it too much thought yet, though, probably going to wait until next summer (to get serious about my recruitment)."

Johnson missed the jumpers I saw him attempt at the recent N.C. Phenom Top 150, but his form looked okay. And given his athleticism, he won't need to become a knockdown shooter in order to attract many more offers.

Johnson competed for the Durham Hurricanes this past summer but said that's "probably changing" for 2015. In the meantime, he'll play before myriad college coaches this season and attempt to build momentum heading into next spring.

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