July 8, 2009

Johnson's ready to get back on the court

"I go to the doctor on Friday, so I'll get released on Friday and I'll start working and getting back in shape. I'll be ready to go by Vegas, I'll be 100-percent by Vegas.

"I just want get out to Vegas and have a big tournament because I've missed every other tournament and opportunity I've had to get my name out there more. So I'm just getting prepared."

recruiting..

"I haven't picked up anymore offers but the recruiting really hasn't slowed down in general. They still talk to me and call me. I've talked to Florida, Alabama, of course Tennesse and Vanderbilt. Memphis, Virginia Tech and Arkansas.

"I think Memphis is kind of close to pulling the trigger and Alabama, once they see me in Vegas. I've also got a Florida camp in August, August 8th I think. It's an elite camp and maybe they'll offer after that."

those programs..

"My daddy and my cousin went to Tennessee and I hang out with my cousin anytime he comes home. Vanderbilt, Vanderbilt's crazy because after you graduate from Vanderbilt, you do anything you want to really. I'm really wide open on all of them though, I haven't really narrowed anything down yet."

looking for

"I know I want to play as a freshman. It's really just about the situation though. I want to pick the right fit [for me].

"I think I'm going to wait before my senior year, or right before that before making a decision. I'm not really thinking much about that right now though."

strengths..

"I think am a true point guard and I'm a point guard that hit a growth spurt. I know how to slow it down if it needs to be slowed down and I'm pretty good at making decisions. I really get my team involved and know when I don't need to shoot and someone else needs to shoot.

"I could improve on my rebounding and maybe on my defense.

"I liked Tyreke Evans and Darron Williams.

Marshall County

"I think we'll be pretty good. We've got a kid from the 2013 class that Vanderbilt talks to a lot also. After they come to see me, they see him and I think he's going to be one of the top ball players in the country and in state in 2013. He's another point guard, about 6-foot right now. So we'll have a pretty good backcourt."

AAU..

"I like playing for the Celtics right now. I haven't had any conflicts or anything, I love playing with the Celtics. I like my teammates, everything."

"I've played Xavier Henry, Harrison Barnes and Austin Rivers. They were pretty good, they aint no slacks."

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