Johnson commits to Hoyas

Combo forward Kaleb Johnson pledged to John Thompson III’s Hoya program following a visit to campus earlier this week.

Among unsigned seniors, Kaleb Johnson registers among the most versatile and hard working. A 6-6 combo forward at Martinsville (Va.) Carlisle, Johnson is a talented athlete with a high workrate who specializes at creating production out of nothing.

Johnson is highly adept on the offensive glass and has the length to defend some power forwards, yet his quickness and end to end speed compares with that of most wings. The left-hander is at his best offensive when running the floor and making plays in transition.

He visited Georgetown unofficially for Midnight Madness last fall and embarked upon his official visit this past Monday.

”Georgetown was monitoring him for the last year, and they offered last week,” Carlisle coach Jason Niblett said. “Kaleb got back from his visit and said it was the right place for him.

Not only will the Hoya program provide Johnson the opportunity to compete at the high-major level — he also listed Tennessee, Charlotte, Penn and others last month — it will enable him to attain a world class education as well.

”It was important to Kaleb to choose a high academic school,” Niblett said, “and obviously Georgetown can provide that.”

Johnson may need to get stronger before he’s ready to challenge for a starting position, but his energy and transition scoring — interestingly, the Hoyas are playing somewhat faster this season than in prior years — will be immediately welcome to the program.

”I think Kaleb could fit in anywhere,” Niblett said. “He’s such a versatile player and a great teammate, too.”



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