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Sunday / March 3.
  • B.J. Johnson to Syracuse

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    Two days after landing big man Chinonso Obokoh, Syracuse will officially add 2013 small forward B.J. Johnson of Lower Merion (Pa.).

    The 6-foot-7, 175-pound wing will announce his college choice Wednesday afternoon at his school, and is expected to pick the Orange over Temple, Villanova and Rutgers.

    “The campus is pretty nice,” Johnson told SNY.tv by phone Tuesday. “More like a city-style campus, and then Orange Madness, the atmosphere I really liked that.”

    Johnson, 16, averaged 15.8 points and helped Lower Merion to a 29-4 record and the PIAA Class AAAA state final, according to the Philly Inquirer.

    Johnson said he compares his game to Kevin Durant “because we’re both long and we can really shoot.”

    Johnson would join St. Benedict’s Prep point guard Tyler Ennis and Obokoh in Syracuse’s 2013 class.

    “[Obokoh] was with me pretty much the whole weekend,” Johnson said.

    Asked how much better he can get going forward, Johnson said, “I think a lot if I just keep working on it.”

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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.

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