“Off to UCLA and Oregon immediately following,” the 6-foot-8 Johnson said Tuesday by text ahead of Thursday’s visit to Oregon.
As for Arizona, which he visited with Duke transfer Chase Jeter, “The Arizona visit was great. Their message was the team can be a championship contender and it would be a good fit for myself.”
Johnson’s father played with Arizona coach Sean Miller at Pittsburgh.“It factors in a little bit because there’s familiarity and a level of trust that my dad has with him and that I have with him,” Johnson told Scout.com. “We know him and his family well. I think it mostly comes down to trust factor and familiarity and comfort having him as a coach. Johnson’s fit at Arizona could depend on what freshman Rawle Alkins does. Alkins, a Brooklyn native, is testing the waters and will be at the NBA Draft combine this week in Chicago. He worked out Sunday for Oklahoma City and his high school coach, Joe Arbitello of Christ the King, said several teams had inquired with him about Alkins, including Oklahoma City, Cleveland, Miami and New Orleans.