Johnson Receiving Big East Offers

Class of 2013 guard Kevin Johnson, Jr. has seen his interest pick up after playing on the AAU circuit with Ohio Basketball Club this spring. In the last 24 hours, he's had two Big East schools offer scholarships. Learn more about this rising prospect in this report.

Kevin Johnson, Jr. is a 6-2 guard who is capable of playing either guard position. His stock has taken off after winning an Ohio State championship at Summit Country Day School in Cincinnati.

On Tuesday, Johnson learned of new scholarship offers from Cincinnati and DePaul. The DePaul coaching staff had gotten in touch with Johnson's coaches at Summit Country Day and at the OBC AAU program. Social media entered the picture for Kevin too.

"I've got a lot of Facebook messages from DePaul today," said Johnson.

Kevin, who plays on OBC along with another DePaul recruit – Devin Williams, also has offers from Creighton, East Carolina, Iowa State, James Madison, Richmond, Seton Hall, and Xavier. He is also receiving interest from Illinois.

The interest and offers have flowed in just within the last month as Johnson has made a name for himself with OBC.

Over the weekend, Kevin was in action at the Hensley Memorial in Fort Wayne, Indiana. It was there that national analyst Brian Snow watched Johnson play.

"An athletic guard, Johnson not only got to the rim fairly well but was making shots," Snow said of the 3-star prospect. "Also he controlled the flow of the game from the point guard position. Still he isn't someone who will set up the offense, but Johnson can really create his own shot and has the size and athleticism to make plays."

Johnson will continue to be in action with OBC throughout the summer. When he's done, he plans on making a decision about his future.

"I'm thinking of making a decision after the July period," said Kevin. "I think I should know then."

Johnson has a pretty good idea in what he is looking for in a college.

"Style of play is important and the coach," said Johnson. "Location too, I don't want to get too far from home. Plus, Great education and being around great people who are positive and want the best out of me."

He also knows what he wants to do on the court at the next level.

"I'm looking for a fast style of play where the guards have their ball in their hands a lot and able to make plays," said Johnson.

Johnson is the type of guard who will be able to contribute right away no matter where he ends up. He puts in great effort on both ends of the court.

"I'm a scoring guard," said Johnson. "I play fast and I attack the rim real well off the dribble. I shoot off the dribble real fast and I'll use hesitation to get around people. I'm a scrappy defensive player as well. I can rebound and guard a big guard and I've got the speed to check a smaller guard as well."

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