Johnson picks Indiana

2014 guard Robert Johnson is the first 2014 commit for the Hoosiers. Read more about his decision here.

Indiana made Robert Johnson its priority in the 2014 class, and it paid off.

Johnson, a four-star shooting guard from Richmond (Va.), chose the Hoosiers over North Carolina, Virginia and Florida State on Friday afternoon.

Little to no information leaked from the Johnson camp until after the decision was announced. Nobody really seemed to have a great feel for which school Johnson would choose.

Johnson, a 6-foot-3 guard, can play both on the ball and off of it, and he is a very good shooter from the outside. He exploded this summer and is currently ranked 8th among shooting guards in the 2014 class.

It goes without saying, but Johnson is a huge get for Tom Crean and his staff. First, it gives the Hoosiers their first 2014 commit, and it gives them one of the top available guards still on the board. And second, it establishes a sort of pipeline with the Boo Williams AAU program. Johnson is the second player in as many years to pick IU over North Carolina from that program (Troy Williams).

"That's two players in two years that North Carolina really wanted and Indiana beat them out for," Boo Williams told "That's unbelievable. That's hard to do. This is a big pickup."

We will have plenty more on Johnson's decision later today. Top Stories