Breaking down 2017 three-star Rutgers commit Myles Johnson

Rutgers landed a quality unsigned senior in SoCal's Myles Johnson. Scout breaks down the 2017 center's game.

On Sunday, Rutgers went out to the West Coast and landed a commitment from one of the region's top available talents.

Myles Johnson, a 6-foot-10, 245-pound center from Long Beach (Calif.) Poly, has long been one of the west's biggest sleepers and during a breakout senior season, his recruitment continuously gained steam, culminating in his commitment to Rutgers.

What can Rutgers fans expect from Johnson?

The graduating senior grew an inch or so over the last year to a solid 6-foot-10 with long arms and has made serious strides as a player over the last year, partially due to being healthy for the first time in a while.

After being a promising prospect as an underclassman, Johnson sat out as a junior due to a broken bone in his knee. In the summer following the injury, he wasn't yet in shape and it slowed down his recruitment.

His senior year his conditioning had improved and he showed an expanded game. He's very skilled for a young post and is an outstanding passer for the position.

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Johnson is comfortable playing with his back to the basket but can also step out and shoot or find cutters from the high post. In general, his vision is one of his best attributes and will be a helpful tool for the Rutgers staff.

Johnson has nice hands, which along with his size and length make him a good rebounder on both ends. He's a relatively tough kid and doesn't mind contact.

The three-star prospect can still stand to get in better shape, and while he's just an okay athlete now, it's possible with improved conditioning he could take his mobility - and production - to the next level.

As it is, quality bigs are tough to find, especially academic focused kids who will stick around over a four-year period. His best days are ahead of him and he has the opportunity to continuously expand his role in the program each year over the next four, if his rate of improvement continues at same pace.

Johnson projects as a nice piece of the puzzle for Rutgers' program.


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