East Coast Prospect Still Open

Reporter Mike Sullivan provides a free look at the individual game of East Coast senior wingman prospect Kenny Johnson, who is coming off a terrific boy's basketball campaign ...

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 basketball minded Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

CLASS: Class of 2011, a graduating senior prospect

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

Johnson scored 10 points and handed out four assists to help spark his team. He also had five steals to help Team Phenom chalk up a victory in the Peach State Summer Showcase. His team ran past Team Phoenix, 84-56.

DESCRIPTION OF KENNY JOHNSON'S INDIVIDUAL GAME:

Johnson is a difficult wingman to defend near the basket since he is tenacious and not afraid to tangle with the bigger bodies in the paint. Johnson averaged over five rebounds per contest showing his ability to be an effective player near the rim.

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 13 points a game during the 2010-2011 boy's basketball campaign, playing for a program that competed against a tough schedule of teams.

Johnson also 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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