UK among a Long List of Suitors for Johnson

Illinois hasn't been one of Kentucky's most active states in recent years, but the Wildcats managed to scoop up DeAndre Liggins last season and they are involved heavily with point guard Chris Colvin for the 2009 class. But it doesn't stop there. Kentucky has also shown interest in Colvin's teammate, Anthony Johnson.

Illinois hasn't been one of Kentucky's most active states in recent years, but the Wildcats managed to scoop up DeAndre Liggins last season and they are involved heavily with point guard Chris Colvin for the 2009 class. But it doesn't stop there. Kentucky has also shown interest in Colvin's teammate, Anthony Johnson.

Johnson had made a name for himself in over this summer, competing in several tournaments. He was relatively unknown before the AAU tournaments began. "I think overall, this summer has really helped my stock a lot. I opened some eyes. Coaches saw me do things they didn't think I could do," said Johnson.

"I'm a combo guard, and I think I'm a pretty good scorer," said Johnson. "I'm a pretty good rebounder too. But overall, I think I my scoring ability is the best part of my game," said Johnson.

Johnson is receiving attention from several schools and doesn't seem close to narrowing his list at this time. "I'm hearing from Ohio state, Purdue, Florida, Texas, Kansas, California, LSU, Notre Dame, Iowa, Iowa State, Miami, Xavier, Southern California and Marquette," said Johnson. "I heard from Kentucky two or three weeks ago. I talked to coach Webster. I'll be giving him a call soon," said Johnson.

Anthony, a junior from Whitney Young in Chicago, recently took a visit to a Big 10 school and plans to take another in the near future. "I went down to Purdue like three days ago. I'm going to Ohio State in a week or so," said Johnson.

Johnson isn't close to a decision, but he knows what he's looking for in the school he chooses. "The style of play is important and the coaching staff. I want to see what kind of impact I can have coming in as a freshman. Then the academics. Those are the most important things," said Johnson.

Johnson is currently a four-star prospect in the class of 2010 according to Scout.com.


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