East Coast Prospect Hopes For Strong Finish

Reporter Mike Sullivan takes a look at the individual game of senior East Coast prospect Kenny Johnson, who is hoping to have a strong finish to his senior season ...

PLAYER PROFILE: Kenny Johnson

HEIGHT: 6-foot-3

WEIGHT: 173 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 prospect

JOHNSON'S TOP GAMES OF LAST SUMMER ON THE AAU CIRCUIT FOR TEAM PHENOM OUT OF PHILADELPHIA, PA:

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 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, coached by Paul Gripper. "He's always been a top player for us, helping us win many games," said Coach Paul Gripper. "He is a hard worker, plays tough near the rim, much bigger than his size."

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.

Kenny is currently averaging double figures in points, making progress in his overall individual game, trying to strengthen his frame and be more consistent in his perimeter skills and ballhandling capabilities.


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