2011 New Jersey Prospect Has Early Interest

Reporter Mike Sullivan details the individual game of power forward Derek Johnson, a 2011 prospect who will be competing with Team NJABC 16 and under team this spring and summer ...

Derek Johnson, a 6-foot-5 power forward from BCIT (Burlington County Institute of Technology) in Westampton, New Jersey, is a 2011 prospect who has a big summer ahead as he will play for the 16 and under Team NJABC AAU basketball program.

It'll be the first good look colleges and universities will have of Johnson during the July evaluation period.

PREVIOUS EVALUATION OF DEREK JOHNSON'S INDIVIDUAL GAME:

Derek has some perimeter range to 15 feet. Johnson, though, make no mistake about it, is more productive and effective close to the rim.

Derek can scoop up loose balls off the glass. He wisely utilizes his frame to shield his defenders to also make an impact on the offensive glass.

Built like a football tight end, the areas Derek is currently working on are his ballhandling and being more consistent with his outside shot.

WHAT TEAM NJABC'S MATT PAULS THINKS OF DEREK JOHNSON'S INDIVIDUAL GAME:

He has huge upside and works very hard. Most importantly, he is a great young man and teammate. He is new to the grassroots scene, but is on track to having many college options.

EARLY COLLEGE INTEREST:

Stony Brook, St. Francis, Fordham, Fairfield, etc. are the level of programs that are likely to watch Derek play this July.


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