Kendrick Johnson plans Gopher visit

Kendrick Johnson, a 6-foot-10, 225-pound power forward, committed to Texas Tech last November during the early signing period along with brother Calvin, a 6-foot-3 guard. However, the two decided to re-open their recruitment. College Basketball News caught up with Kendrick to find the latest on his recruitment.

Kendrick Johnson led Morton to the Class A Division I high school boys basketball championship game, where they lost to Normangee 53-51 in overtime. Johnson scored 21 points in the loss as Morton finished 28-7. Johnson averaged 20.3 points and 14.8 rebounds per game last season. Calvin averaged 20.2 points for the Indians.


Johnson will visit Minnesota Sept. 17. He admits that he is not overly familiar with the Big Ten program.


"I don't know much. That is why I'm going up there. I've talked to all their coaches."


Johnson committed to Texas Tech along with his brother last November. However, they decided to re-open their recruitment.


"They had heard that we were looking at other school and they took it wrong."


Johnson said that he and Calvin would like to play together, but he is open to playing without him next season.


"I want to go to the same school, but I am willing to look at other places."


Johnson plans to visit Purdue Nov. 1 and is also looking at Stanford.


Johnson took the SAT once and is planning on taking it again. He hopes to major in computer technology.




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