Brian Johnson Update

Update on U of L commit Brian Johnson.

According to Oak Hill Coach Steve Smith, 6'9 Brian Johnson will sign a letter of intent to play at the University of Louisville this week.

Smith indicated that the Louisville coaching staff will be sending the LOI and Johnson will sign and return to U of L. Smith said Oak Hill handles national signings in a "low key," manner. So expect no bells and whistle's or even a small press conference.

Last week, ITV provided season statistics on Johnson's progress, and despite less than eye popping stats, Smith says there's a good reason.

"We're pressing a lot," Smith explained. "We're getting about 20-25 turnovers per game and Brian plays on the back of the press. But he'll be much more involved in the halfcourt setting against the better competition we'll be facing."

So while Rajon Rondo, Josh Smith and others benefit at the front of the press, Johnson is waiting his turn to get into the flow on offense.

And Johnson's number could be called when the Warriors travel to face a talented Rowan(NC) team on the road next week. Rowan has won 61 straight and Smith expects them to slow it down and make the game more a half court contest.

We'll have more on Johnson in the coming week's.

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