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Tuesday / August 9.
  • Demarquise Johnson to Washington State

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    Demarquise Johnson, the Rivals No. 16 small forward in the Class of 2012 out of Phoenix (Az.) Westwind Prep, committed to Washington State on Saturday.

    “I liked the style of play,” the 6-foot-5, 198-pound Johnson, who visited the campus in early September, said by phone. “I┬álike coach [Ken] Bone. I like the campus. I like the fans. They were all crazy. They were wild.

    “I like where it’s located. There’s not any distractions for me so I can focus on basketball and school.”

    A natural two guard, Johnson also considered Gonzaga, Washington and UNLV.
    “[I’m] somebody that can score, kind of like a go-to player,” he said. “They’re telling me I’ll have the ball in my hands right away.

    “I’m excited.”



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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.