Nevada set to host JUCO guard

Photo credits to South Georgia Technical College

South Georgia Tech (GA) freshman guard Justin Johnson spent his first season getting buckets.

The 6-7 guard from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, led the team in scoring with 18.9 points per game and was the second-leading rebounder with 6.3 per game.

Albany, Arkansas State, Austin Peay, Drake, Illinois-Chicago, IUPUI, Kent State, Missouri State, Nevada, Stetson, UMBC, Florida International and Western Kentucky have already offered and, “a lot more schools said they are going to come see me in the fall,” he said.

Johnson has plenty of size and skill on the wing, and it’s one of the reasons so many coaches have started to follow his recruitment. He can play multiple positions and can be a valuable asset for any coach wanting to play positionless basketball.

“Really everywhere,” he said of where he’s most comfortable. “I’m versatile. I was bringing it up, on the wing and I can play in the post.”

Nevada head coach Steve Alford was one coach that identified his potential very early and they have been on him hard every since.

“They’ve been on me probably the hardest,” he said. “So they’re at a good spot with me.”

He’s already scheduled an official visit to campus (August 30th) and just wants to see everything they have to offer.

“Just seeing how it feels to be there,” he said. “Looking at the campus, the facilities and just getting a feel for it.”

He’s still working on more official visits, but Nevada is currently the only school he’s finalized a date with. Once he’s finalized the dates for his other official visits, he will likely make some recruiting decisions.

“After I take a few visits in the fall, Ill narrow it down to the schools that are on me the hardest,” he said.