James Johnson ACC-Bound

It's not often that a big-time player comes out of Wyoming. James Johnson isn't any ordinary kid - or player. The 6-foot-8 Cheyenne East senior forward (Scout.com, No. 38) ended his recruitment - just a little less than two months after a breakout performance in Indianapolis.

James Johnson came into Nike Camp as referred to as the "unknown kid from Wyoming". He left as one of the most sought-after guys in the senior class – and now he's headed to the ACC.

The 6-foot-8, 215-pound Johnson, who starred at Cheyenne East High (Wyoming) last season, committed to Wake Forest on Sunday shortly after returning from a weekend visit to the school.

``He got back this afternoon and he went home and talked to his dad. Then he made the decision and called Wake Forest tonight," Cheyenne East coach David Artery said.

Johnson is a big, versatile forward who can shoot the ball from the perimeter and also put the ball on the floor and get to the basket. He went from complete obscurity, despite putting up 21.3 points and 5.3 blocks per game as a junior, to a player currently ranked 38th in the entire country.

Johnson put up 16 points and 10 boards in the Nike All-American All-Star Game.

The son of a World Martial Arts Champion, Johnson has a flawless mark in kick boxing – which explains his assertiveness, quick feet and strong body.

Johnson also considered Boston College, Cincinnati, Kansas and Tennessee.

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