East Coast Senior Prospect Off To Good Start

Reporter Mike Sullivan has a regular season update on an East Coast senior prospect who is generating some division one interest in his skill level ...

PLAYER PROFILE: Kenny Johnson

HEIGHT: 6-foot-3

WEIGHT: 170 Pounds

POSITIONS: Small Forward/shooting guard

HIGH SCHOOL: Abington Friends School in Jenkinstown, Pennsylvania

AAU PROGRAM: Team Phenom out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

CLASS: 2011, a senior swingman

JOHNSON'S TOP GAMES OF THIS PAST SUMMER ON THE AAU CIRCUIT:

Johnson scored 10 points, added four assists and had five steals to help Team Phenom win its fifth straight game in the Peach State Summer Showcase. The team defeated Team Phoenix, 84-56, according to the coaching staff of Team Phenom.

Kenny played well throughout the summer, making contributions in several areas, including the rebounding department. His relentless competitive spirit helps him grab loose balls near the rim.

*Kenny scored seven points today in a very competitive scrimmage game against Simon Gratz High School of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Johnson has been working on his strength and perimeter game so he can be more diversified in his individual game. Abington Friends upended Simon Gratz, 57-55, in a very competitive five quarters of play.

DESCRIPTION OF HIS INDIVIDUAL GAME:

He is fluid in the paint, allowing him to score with consistency near the basket. He is also very efficient on the boards. He averaged over five rebounds per game.

AAU TEAM: Team Phenom, a program based out of Phildadelphia, Pennsylvania, coached by Paul Gripper. "He's among the best players in our area," said Coach Paul Gripper. "He works very hard on the glass and does a nice job battling bigger players near the rim."

TOP GAMES FOR 2010-2011 SEASON:

Kenny Johnson scored 17 points to help AFS defeat Mecersberg, 72-43. Johnson continues to make improvements in his individual game, progressing with his ballhandling and perimeter game.

COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY RECRUITING INTERESTS:

* Brown, Elon, Penn, Bryant, Lafayette, Bucknell, and Bryant.

Kenny's list depends upon his grade situation. We'll keep you posted.


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