Ironically, the program that leads for this skilled and poised junior-to-be, also happens to be the hottest program in the country on the recruiting trail.
Asked if Louisville was the leader for Johnson Saturday afternoon at the Spiece Run n' Slam tournament, Vernon Johnson, the players father, said, "Yes, that's accurate."
Johnson (L) teams with Lousiville prospect
Carl Swanigan for Blessed IJN
Johnson, who plays the point for Blessed IJN on the AAU circuit, is an extremely talented athlete that has the complete skill package. He's an elite level player who can handle the ball, pass and score. He's a smooth prospect on the court and has a deadly accurate jumper that extends beyond the three point line. And he's virtually unstopable on the break.
"I just really like how Louisville plays," Johnson explained. "They like to play fast and intense and that's how I like to play."
Though some in basketball circles debate whether or not he projects as a high major point guard, Johnson indicated that's how he fancies himself at the next level.
"I'd prefer to the point in college," Johnson said.
During the past year, Johnson's body has really started to fill out and he's much stronger than he was at this time last year. Up to about 200-pounds, Johnson said academics will be an important factor to him when it comes time to choose a college.
"I want to study either law or business," Johnson said.