Johnson Focuses On Season

Nick Johnson is off to a great start at Findlay Prep. The team is 11-0 and he's averaging nearly 15 points per outing.

Nick Johnson made the move from Arizona to Nevada this fall to attend Las Vegas (Nev.) Findlay Prep. Thus far the move has been a success for the 6-foot-3, 185-pound combo guard.

"It's great," he said about Findlay. "The returners have made it really easy. Being in a starting role you get loose right after the bat. I love traveling around and playing in these environments."

On the court Johnson, a four-star prospect, is certainly performing. Through 11 games he's averaging 14.6 points, 5.2 rebounds and 3.4 assists a game for Mike Peck's undefeated Findlay squad.

"I like to think I do everything well," he said. "I shoot it from mid-range, long range, but I can also get to the basket and get fouled and play defense. I like to think I have a complete game."

"My goal for each game is to get the ball going to the basket early one so I can get my touch going then that's when I step out and hit a few threes," Johnson added."

With the season in full swing, Johnson isn't focusing much on the recruiting process. In fact, he's shut it down for the time being.

"Honestly I'm not even paying attention to it right now," he said. "I'm going for a national championship. I've talked to a few coaches but I'm just focused on the games right now."

Johnson current offer list includes Arizona State, Arizona, Oregon State, Washington, Ohio State, Wake Forest, Virginia Tech, Georgia and Gonzaga. Louisville, Kentucky, Oklahoma and Connecticut are also showing interest.

After watching a number of teammates go through the process, Johnson decide he's going to take his time and likely won't make a college decision for quite some time.

"That's one thing that I've talked to Cory about," he said. "He just told me to take my time and I'll know when I know."

Johnson and Findlay will play on national television on Thursday against Jared Sullinger and Columbus (Ohio) Northland. Then two days later they'll begin play in Ft. Myers (Fla.) at the prestigious City of Palms Classic.

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