Johnson Eliminates A Favorite

Despite being easily the most talented power forward still needing to sign, Alex Johnson says one of his four final favorites stopped recruiting him. Click the story above to see if the Hoosiers are still in pursuit of Johnson or are the ones that were eliminated.

Alexander Johnson will make his decision Friday, May 1. The Indiana Hoosiers are no longer among Johnson's favorites as the talented power forward eliminated them due to a lack of interest. Johnson made a visit to Bloomington earlier this year and had a good visit.

Lately, however Johnson says Indiana's interest has all but ceased to exist.

"I eliminated Indiana because they stopped recruiting me."

Johnson also decided against Indiana because he does not like the Hoosiers' style of play compared to his three remaining favorites.

Contrary to previous reports, Johnson said Connecticut is still very much in the hunt along with Florida State and Cincinnati.

Johnson said Cincinnati holds a slight advantage because he has been a fan of the Bearcats' program since he was a kid.

Since joining Bridgton Academy, Johnson says, "My face up game has improved. Inside I've always been good."

Johnson realizes he still needs to work on his medium range game, but with the ability to run the floor, shoot the 3-pointer and dominate in the post; he will pay immediate dividends for whichever school he chooses.

Johnson was rated as the 26th best high school player in the country last year. He was rated higher than Arizona's Hassan Adams, Louisville's Francisco Garcia, and Syracuse's Gerry McNamara.

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