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Monday / November 30.
  • UConn commit Samson Johnson has dominant weekend as Patrick School wins TriState New Jersey Event

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    UConn commit Samson Johnson was dominant as The Patrick School won the TriState New Jersey event which was held outdoors in Teaneck over the weekend.

    Video shows the 6-foot-10, 198-pound Johnson scoring on an array of dunks, turnaround jump shots and drives to the basket.

    “I think i played well,” Johnson, who wore No. 3 for the Celtics in the third frame in the video below, said by text. “I still have to be consistent with my shot.”

    Johnson committed to UConn in August and is part of a 2021 recruiting class that includes point guard Rahsool Diggins and shooting guard Jordan Hawkins.

    “I think he’s had an outstanding summer and fall for us,” Patrick School coach Chris Chavannes , who also coached current UConn freshman forward Adama Sanogo, said after Johnson recently helped the Celtics win a title in Teaneck, N.J.

    “I think [Sunday] he just kind of really separated himself. It’s not just the dominance of blocking shots and follow-up dunks, it’s just having an impact on the game. The things he did, we know what he has and he’s shown it in practice before but he showed that his ceiling is extremely high with the things he was doing.

    “That’s the best I’ve seen him play in terms of showing how freaking talented he is. He was just dominant.”

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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.