2018 Intro: Brandon Johns

Michigan forward Brandon Johns is a versatile player with some early recruiting attention. Here's an intro to the 2018 prospect's game and recruitment.

One of the most versatile players nationally in 2018 is East Lansing (Mich.) hybrid forward Brandon Johns.

The 6-foot-7, 180-pound rising sophomore is a terrific passer who possesses a high basketball IQ and plays very unselfish basketball. He’ll defend multiple positions, pass up open looks for better shots for teammates and hit the open jumper.

“I’m an all-around type of player,” Johns said. “I can play inside or outside and can shoot. I’m working on my aggressiveness and being more of a scorer.”

At the USA Basketball 16u Trials in Colorado Springs, Johns listed an offer from Alabama along with interest from Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State and Stanford.

Due to the offer and Alabama, he has a decent feel for that program already.

“I know most of their coaches,” Johns said. “They’ve been at a lot of my games.”

Growing up near Michigan State, it’s no surprise that Johns grew up a fan of the Spartans.

“One dream school I used to have was Michigan State when I was watching Kalin Lucas and Draymond Green,” he said.

Even though there are several good programs nearby, it’s not a sure thing that Johns will stay local for college.

“I kind of want to get out of state and see what’s out there,” he said.

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