Elijah Johnson, a 6-foot-2 combo guard out of Las Vegas (Nev.) Cheyenne, committed to the Kansas Jayhawks after receiving options that included Texas and Oklahoma. Johnson is ranked the No. 25 prospect in the land.
Johnson, who is on his official visit, said he didn't expect to commit but felt it was the right time. "I was still open to everybody but I found out it was Kansas on the official," Johnson told Scout.com.
The combo guard averaged 21.7 points as a junior. The Jayhawks are likely to use him in a combo role. "I'm basically coming in to try and take Sherron's spot after he leaves," Johnson said. "I've got to come in and try and be that next guy."
Johnson was joined by a bevy of prospects including seniors Dominic Cheek, Xavier Henry and Michael Snaer. Junior standout Harrison Barnes was amongst and impressive throng of underclassmen gathered to help KU launch its season.