CTK Rising Senior Guard Has D-1 Interest

Reporter Frank Mantesta has the story on Sean Johnson ...

Sean Johnson looks like a basketball player even off the court. When he is on the court he looks like a special player. Christ The King high school in Middle Village, N.Y., has had its share of special players in the past. Sean, 6-foot-2, 170-pounds, fits the mold of Royals head coach Bob Oliva past stars -- a hard worker with tremendous talent.

When asked about his players for next year, he said matter of factly, "Well, there is Sean."

Sean is a gifted player. He can hit the mid-range jumper. But the thing we noticed most is his ability to get to the rim. He has good body control and is a long, athletic player who can finish when he gets hit.

Johnson is able to drive around opponents making it look like sometimes he is avoiding traffic but he is still finishing those drives either high off the glass or with a finger roll.

With Erving Walker {Florida} and Ryan Pearson {George Mason} on the team this past season, Sean was probably the third option. This was a great opportunity for him. Seeing how hard Ryan worked and how much his game evolved had to have a positive effect on Sean.

This coming summer leading up to his senior year will be a big one for Sean. Seton Hall, Fordham, Manhattan, St John's, and George Mason have all shown interest in him.

Oliva said a lot of the top majors have inquired but like all seasoned coaches, he is helping keep Sean focused.


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