RedHawk Coaches Watch Johnson

At the Adidas Take 5 Classic in Cincinnati this week, Kentucky standout Ricardo Johnson was being watched by coaches from many different programs. Johnson updated RedHawk Insider on who he noticed watching him at the tournament.

At the Adidas Take 5 Classic in Cincinnati this week, Kentucky standout Ricardo Johnson was being watched by coaches from many different programs.

The 6'5" and 190 pound guard/forward told RedHawk Insider who was watching him at the first game of the tourney:

"I saw coaches from Miami (of Ohio), Ohio, Oklahoma State, Bradley, Wright State, Mississippi State, and that is all I noticed a little bit." As for Miami, specifically Miami head coach Charlie Coles and assistant Jason Grunkemeyer were in attendance.

Bradley remains Johnson's only offer to date.

Johnson a few weeks ago, Johnson gave RedHawk Insider the following list of the schools recruiting him: Miami-OH, Bradley, Butler, Oklahoma State, Xavier, Mississippi State, South Florida, Wright State, Western Kentucky, and Indiana. In the past, Johnson also named Cincinnati, Ohio, Eastern Kentucky, West Virginia, Kentucky, Georgetown, Virginia Tech, Kentucky, and Iowa.

During his junior season, Johnson's approximate averages were 12 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists. He also shot around 40% from the field, over 30% from behind the arc, and 85% from the line.

As a sophomore, Johnson averaged 11 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, and 3 blocks. He was the team's second leading scorer behind Pittman.

Previously, Johnson told R.I. he can play either guard or forward. Johnson stated, "I am athletic. I play hard." He likens his game to Kobe Bryant. "I am smooth," said Johnson, "I can turn it on and off. I do not have any weaknesses." Johnson added, "I work on everything, but mostly on ball handling. I am quick to the basket, can shoot from outside, defend, slash, and play the post a little."

Recently, Johnson made the short drive to Oxford to visit the Miami University campus. Johnson said of the visit, "It was real good. It was 45 minutes from home. It was kind of far, but not really." Johnson said the Miami staff showed him highlights and the campus.

Johnson indicated he got along well with the RedHawk coaching staff and could see himself attending Miami.


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