Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
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Rutgers assistant Jay Young recruited Johnson, a three-star prospect per Scout.com, to add depth to the frontcourt.
“The visit was good,” Johnson said. “I got to see two of the campuses and met all the coaching staff as well as two players and their message was that their school offers top of the line academics as well as top of the line basketball being in the Big 10.”
Johnson hopes to make an impact soon.
“My skill set is being able to pass the ball very well and being a rim protector as well a great pick-setter and pick and roll/pop offensive player,” he said.
Johnson joins high school point guard Geo Baker and junior college point guard Souf Mensah in Coach Steve Pikiell’s 2017 class.
UMASS LANDS RUTGERS TRANSFER JONATHAN LAURENT
UMass landed a pledge from Rutgers transfer Jonathan Laurent.
The 6-6 Laurent averaged 3.0 points and 2.4 rebounds as a sophomore at Rutgers. He will sit one year to play two.
Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.