2010 Introduction: Avery Johnson

Avery Johnson, a 6-3 junior wing from Southern California, says he's hearing from schools in the Pac-10, Big West and WCC...

Avery Johnson, 6-3 JR SG/SF Huntington Beach (Calif.) Ocean View, told me recently that he's hearing primarily from four schools.

"Arizona, Pepperdine, Washington and UC Santa Barbara are the main ones right now," said Johnson.

When I asked if any school had offered, Johnson replied, "Arizona has offered. I'm going to take an unofficial visit there on the 14th when they play UCLA."

Johnson has already visited Pepperdine, UCSB and Washington unofficially. He talked a little about his visit to Washington.

"The Washington staff was really nice," said Johnson. "It reminds me a bit of Ocean View with how they run things. My dad is friends with Coach Romar -- they played high school ball together in Compton."

I asked Johnson what he is looking for in a college.

"The style of play, my relationship with the coach and, of course, academics," said Johnson.

When questioned about a leader, Johnson said, "Arizona is number one right now just because they offered."

Johnson said he doesn't have a time frame for making a decision.

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