East Coast Senior Prospect Has Solid Year

Reporter Mike Sullivan provides a free look at the individual game of an East Coast senior prospect who had a very solid season for his boy's basketball team in the 2010-2011 campaign ...

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: 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 a force on the defensive side of the ball. He had five steals to help Team Phenom chalk up a victory 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, and coached by Paul Gripper, is considered one of the better basketball teams in the country. "He's always been a top player for us, helping us win many games," said Coach Gripper. "He is a hard worker, plays tough near the rim, much bigger than his size."

TOP GAMES FOR 2010-2011 SEASON:

Kenny scored 12 points and grabbed six rebounds in a rough defeat to Friends Central, 55-50, in a physical playoff battle.

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

Kenny averaged almost 13 points a game during the 2010-2011 season for AFS.

Previously, Kenny produced 23 points and grabbed five rebounds to help defeat a talented Trenton Catholic boy's basketball 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, a program that has some talent too.


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