East Coast Prospect Has Terrific Year

Reporter Mike Sullivan takes a detailed look at the individual game of an East Coast player who smartly uses his size to score and rebound against much bigger bodies near the basket ...

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: Class of 2011, a graduating senior

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

Johnson produced 10 points, handed out four assists and was an impact player on the defensive side of the ball. He had five steals to help Team Phenom win in the Peach State Summer Showcase. His team crushed Team Phoenix, 84-56.

DESCRIPTION OF HIS INDIVIDUAL GAME:

Johnson is a tough player to defend near the basket. He is efficient inside the paint, scoring against bigger bodies. Despite his size, Kenny averaged over five rebounds per game this past 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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