A strong spring has led to even more interest for Brandon Johns

Forward Brandon Johns has had an excellent spring running with Indy Heat in the EYBL, and more colleges are jumping into his recruitment.

It has been an impressive spring so far for Brandon Johns. The versatile forward is averaging 11.4 points and 8.1 rebounds per game while shooting a blistering 59 percent overall and 57 percent from three point range. Those numbers combined with improving on some weaknesses have led to more recruiting interest in the forward.

"I think I have been playing pretty decent, but not as well as I know I can play," said Johns. "Even with that said, I think I have been playing pretty well so far."

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He continued, "I have been working on being more physical and also my ball handling. I know I need to get more consistent in those two areas, so I have been focused on that."

For a long time Johns has been a top target of in-state schools Michigan and Michigan State, and now several others are beginning to make Johns a priority.

"Missouri, Memphis, Maryland, Florida State, Xavier, Notre Dame, and Indiana have all be in contact," said Johns.

No offer has come yet, but the Hoosiers and new Head Coach Archie Miller are beginning to really pick things up in this recruitment.

"I don’t know a lot about them yet," said Johns of Indiana. "We have been in contact, but it is just the beginning of communication with them. I do know they have a great program though, and that the coaches were successful at Dayton."

While Indiana is beginning to pick things up, Big Ten rivals Michigan and Michigan State remain very active.

About the Spartans, Johns said, "It is only about five minutes away from my house so I am always in communication with them. Michigan State is always going to be an option, and they just talk to me about what position I would play if I went there, and how they would use me."

When it comes to the Wolverines, Johns said, "We always keep in contact. They say that I would fit in well in their offense with how they like to have their forwards space the floor, so I am in constant contact with them."

For now no visits are set, Johns is just focused on getting better and building relationships with all of the schools recruiting him.


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