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Tuesday / November 21.
  • Seton Hall Target: Karron Johnson

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    Seton Hall coach Bobby Gonzalez is working hard on getting Karron Johnson to come to South Orange.

    Here’s what Memphis Tigers beat writer Dan Wolken wrote today on his blog from Vegas: “The Tigers could certainly do worse than Johnson as their 4 man for this class. Seton Hall is on him hard, and Bobby Gonzalez was there watching today. Johnson has nice skills and can play a physical game.”

    The 6-foot-7, 210-pound Johnson, out of Mount Zion (NC) Christian, is said to favor Memphis, but also holds offers from Seton Hall, Miami, USC, Virginia, LSU and Georgetown, according to Rivals. He is ranked No. 13 among PFs in the Class of 2009 and No. 38 overall.

    Seton Hall is looking at a number of power forwards in this class, and Johnson is certainly at the top of the list.

    “We feel real good about who we’re involved with,” Gonzalez told me Monday. “I like what we’ve done.”

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, 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.

    • He’s got poor self-control, but is worth the gamble for a program like Seton Hall.