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.
The 6-foot-9, 200-pound power forward ranked No. 15 at his position by Rivals tweeted the news Wednesday morning.
“I will be a UNC Tar Heel,” tweeted Johnson, from Cordova (S.C.) Edisto High.
Having chosen the Heels over N.C. State and Florida, Johnson joins a stacked recruiting class for Roy Williams that includes center Joel James, point guard Marcus Paige and wing J.P. Tokoto.
“He’s a terrific up and down the court player,” ACC recruiting analyst Brick Oettinger told ACCSports.com. “He plays hard the whole time. He’s slender now but he’s a wiry guy. He’s tougher than he looks and he’s extremely aggressive around the basket. And he’s not a bad shooter.
“If he improves his shot out to 3-point range then we might be talking about him down the road as a combo forward. Right now he’s a four.”
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.