The Texas Longhorns have secured a commitment from the best undrafted basketball player in the country.
Five star combo guard AJ Johnson from Southern California Academy (Calif.) announced earlier today that he has committed to Texas.
Five-star Southern California Academy prospect AJ Johnson has committed to Texas. The 5-5 guard is ranked No. 2 in California and No. 15 in the nation, according to the 247Sports composite rankings.
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Johnson (6-foot-5, 160 pounds) is ranked second in his position and No. 15 nationally in the 2023 recruiting class. Overall, he held offers from 22 schools, including Louisville, Kansas, USC and UCLA.
Asked if he chose Texas over his other finalists, Johnson said he felt he would be most comfortable there. for On3.
“I chose Texas because I saw what they do every day and the people around them. I just feel like I would be most comfortable there. Also, I chose Texas because of the way they let their guard down and their fans. The city of Austin is illuminated.
The scouting report on Johnson says he’s lean but long with the ability to make plays in transition. Last season at Taft (Calif.), he averaged 16.7 points, 4.7 assists, 2.5 steals, 0.8 blocks and 2.6 rebounds per game. He shot 46% from the floor, 25% from three and 78% from the free throw line.
With Johnson off the board, number 1 in the ranking undecided rookie in the nation is teammate Isaiah Miranda, followed by Brony James.