East Coast Prospect Has Solid Season

Reporter Mike Sullivan provides a player profile update on an East Coast senior prospect who had a very good season for his high school basketball team ...

PLAYER PROFILE: Kenny Johnson

HEIGHT: 6-foot-3

WEIGHT: 171 Pounds

POSITIONS: Small Forward/shooting guard

HIGH SCHOOL: Abington Friends School in Jenkinstown, Pennsylvania

AAU PROGRAM: Team Phenom out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

CLASS: Class of 2011, a soon to be graduating senior

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

Johnson scored 10 points, dished out four assists and was also effective on the defensive end as he had five steals to help Team Phenom win in the Peach State Summer Showcase. The team clubbed Team Phoenix, 84-56.

DESCRIPTION OF HIS INDIVIDUAL GAME:

He is a difficult player to defend near the rim. He is a smart player inside the paint, scoring against bigger frames. Despite his size, he averaged over five rebounds per contest in the 2010-2011 season.

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 produced 12 points and hauled down six rebounds in a rough defeat to Friends Central, 55-50, in a physical playoff battle.

Previously, Johnson chalked up 10 points and grabbed seven rebounds to help his high school team defeat Westtown, 48-42.

Kenny averaged nearly 13 points a game as well as six rebounds per contest during the 2010-2011 season for AFS.

Previously, Kenny scored 23 points and had five rebounds to help defeat a talented Trenton Catholic program. For his outstanding effort, Johnson was named the most valuable player.

In another key game this season, Johnson produced 25 points, scoring near the rim consistently, to help AFS defeat Life Center, 85-75.


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