Johnson adapting to new squad

Jayce Johnson made the move from Findlay Prep to Santa Monica and so far it's paying off for the 2016 center.

A recent transfer from Henderson (Nev.) Findlay Prep to Santa Monica (Calif.) has been good for 6-foot-11, 230-pound center Jayce Johnson.

The 2016 center has been impressive on his new squad. He has very good size with long arms, broad shoulders, plays hard, can finish with both hands and can be tough to score on due to his length in the paint.

"It's been good," Johnson said of the move. "These guys have accepted me and are all great guys. I'm figuring out they're tendencies and they're figuring out mine. We're slowly getting better."

Johnson didn't play much for Findlay, but is playing plenty on his new team and is challenging himself to improve.

"I think I could do a little better," he said. "I could finish better and need to not fade away on any shots. I have to go to the basket stronger. I need to get to the free throw line more. I have a hook shot and need to keep getting better at it."

The four-star prospect listed Arizona State, California, Utah, Gonzaga and Tulsa as the schools which are recruiting him the hardest and briefly broke down what he likes about each of them.

Arizona State: "When I went there for my unofficial, the coaches were great. They showed me all around the school. It was good."

California: "It was a really nice school. The coaches are great."

Gonzaga: "Donnie Daniels and the coaches have talked to me a lot and it's good; I like their coaching staff."

Utah: "I like Larry Krystkowiak a lot. He likes to use his bigs."

Tulsa: "That's a great school. They talk to me and text me a lot. They're been playing well."

Johnson still has some time to go before he commits anywhere.

"I'll probably decide sometime around my summer or senior year," he said.

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