2009 Introduction: Elijah Johnson

Elijah Johnson, a 6-2 sophomore point guard from Las Vegas, has the kind of tools and skills that gets college coaches excited. While it's still very early in his recruitment, he tells us that there are a few schools he likes at the moment...

Elijah Johnson, 6-2 SO PG Las Vegas (Nev.) Cheyenne, is an explosive athlete with a very high skill level. Johnson can get to the rim at will, shoot to the stripe and create for his teammates. He's still young, and needs to learn to maintain his focus, but he's got a very high upside. As of this writing, he's the top West Coast point guard prospect in 2009 and he's got a chance to be one of the best prospects in the country.

We spoke with Johnson briefly about the early stages of his recruitment. We asked Johnson about the schools that he's currently interested in.

"I like Kansas, Memphis and Texas," said Johnson. "I like the way those schools play. I'd kind of like to get away from the West Coast. If I did stay in the west, the one school I would consider is UCLA. I watched them some this year and they play hard and work hard. And they never give up, no matter the score."

We asked Johnson if he has given much thought to the timing of his decision.

"I haven't thought about it," said Johnson. "I really never even thought about recruiting. I'll talk with my Dad, but we really haven't even talked about it yet."

We asked Johnson if he's talked with any coaches yet.

"I've talked with Iowa State, Idaho and UCLA," said Johnson.

Johnson told us he currently has a 2.3 GPA.


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