NC State landed a huge commitment today when East Tech (OH) point guard Markell Johnson announced his decision to play for the Wolfpack.
Johnson is currently rated a four-star recruit and the No. 66 player in the 2016 recruiting class by Scout.com. He also considered offers from Texas A&M, West Virginia, Xavier, Ohio State, Louisville, and Washington among others.
At 6-foot-1 and 170 pounds, Johnson is a dynamic athlete who can impact the game in a variety of ways. This spring he played with King James in the Nike EYBL, and he was one of the circuit's most productive players. Johnson averaged 18.2 points and 5.9 rebounds, and he ranked sixth in assists (4.9 apg) and third in steals (2.2 spg). He shot 49.4% from the field and 34.8% from 3-point range.
Johnson could be a member of the 2016 or 2017 class, but the tentative plan is to enroll at NC State in the fall. He is the Wolfpack's fourth commitment in the 2016 class, as he joins five-star prospects Dennis Smith and Omer Yurtseven and three-star forward Darius Hicks.
UPDATE: NC State has received NLI and approved financial aid agreement for 4-star guard Markell Johnson, per the school.