Part of that is to get other players time at the one, and part is to give the 6-2 junior-to-be some work at the off guard position.
"I am trying to get better at the two," Johnson explained. "I like playing the one better, but I am trying to learn to play off the ball."
While position flexibility is always a bonus, he may not need it. Johnson is already drawing comparisons to Baron Davis and other big time point guards.
"His upside is off the charts," said Greg Hicks, Scout.com's West Coast recruiting analyst. "With development, he's got a chance to be the best point guard in the country."
As of now he is claiming no favorites.
"I am interested in a lot of people right now," Johnson said. "There are a lot of schools I am interested in right now. Some top schools."
Johnson is just now getting his first looks at schools. His trip to Tucson for the Cactus Classic was his first time on a college campus. With the Houston Hoops' extensive tournament schedule, you can bet it won't be his last.
Johnson is actually from Houston but has moved to Las Vegas, where he now plays for Cheyenne High School.
He's a very explosive guard, who seems most comfortable attacking the hoop. He's got a decent jumper that he wants to improve but does his best work among the trees in the pain.
"Getting to the basket," Johnson listed as his best skill followed by, "getting my team where they need to be."
He may not know much about where he wants to play, but he certainly knows what he wants to play.
"I want to play up-tempo," Johnson admitted. "I don't want to play sets. I don't really like sets too much. I want a team that runs and guns."