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Tuesday / November 19.
  • Puff Johnson commitment gives North Carolina No. 2-ranked recruiting class

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    Donovan “Puff” Johnson, the 6-foot-8 forward from Hillcrest Prep (AZ) and the All Ohio Red AAU, committed to North Carolina on Tuesday night.

    He also considered Arizona, Louisville, Miami, Notre Dame, Ohio State, and Pittsburgh.

    Johnson is the younger brother of former UNC standout and Suns draftee, Cam Johnson. His commitment gives North Carolina the No. 2 recruiting class in 2020 per 247Sports.com.

    “He is a 6-foot-8 wing that can really make shots,” Hillcrest coach Nick Weaver said. “He is very hard to guard because he can score from all three levels. Puff also has an extremely high IQ and can play a 1-4.”

    This year on the Nike EYBL Circuit, Johnson averaged 15.4 points and 4.1 rebounds in 12 games played.

    According to 247Sports, Johnson is ranked No. 48 nationally and is the No. 13 small forward.

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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.