Johnson's Expectations High

Gary Johnson, of Houston, TX ended the summer ranked the 18th best player in the class of 2007 and 6th at the power forward position.  However his play this summer did not live up to his own expectations. 

“It went alright, not like I planned,” Johnson said about the way he played summer basketball.  “It went ok.  I feel like I have to do a lot more to get a spot in the McDonalds game. 

The Aldine HS product attended a number of top events this summer including Nike All-American Camp, Peach Jam, NBPA Camp, and he even took a trip to France to participate in the Douai Junior World Basketball Championships.     

But with the now summer over and his junior season just around the corner Johnson is working hard to try and improve a few parts of his game.

“I’ve been in the gym working on my shooting and things like that and dribbling,” Johnson said.

His recruiting situation has not changed much as of late.  Among the schools recruiting him are Kentucky, Arizona, Texas, Kansas, North Carolina, and Duke.  But Johnson did say that he hasn’t begun to cut down his list.

“Everything is going good so far,” he explained.  “Right now I’m kind of open to everybody I really haven’t narrowed my college choices down.” 

Johnson did briefly touch on one school in particular.  When asked what he liked about the Kansas Jayhawks he responded, “I like them a lot.  I like their style of play.” 

He also said that one of the biggest issues in his recruitment will be academics, as the 5-star recruit has his hopes set on being a parole officer when he gets older. 

But the 6-foot-7, 200-pounder won’t be picking a school any time soon, as he wants to make his final decision at the beginning of the next school year.

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