They make point guards a little different in New York. Louisville gets the best of them, at least in the 2023 class.
This morning on Instagram, Our Savior Lutheran (NY) with four stars point guard Ty-Laur Johnson announced his commitment to Louisville. Johnson previously was with Penny Hardaway’s program in Memphis.
Jamie Shaw’s intelligence report of Johnson (6-foot-0, 160 pounds) of On3 mentions the flair and alpha mentality you’d expect from a point from the Bronx, as well as his ability to finish at the rim.
“Johnson is a true point guard who plays with a sense of feel … He’s a fast, tight-handled guard who can get to his spots in the half court. Johnson is an alpha, confident player with the ball in his hands… He has no problem getting anywhere on the court and has multiple finishes in the paint. He is strong from two feet and can finish from a variety of angles around the basket.
Johnson is coming off a sensational season in the Overtime Elite League. He an average of 18.4 points, 5.7 assists and 2.5 steals per game. Here are highlights from one of his best games.
Ty-Laure Johnson had one of the most dominant performances of the year last night 💯 @PrimeVideo
📊 29 PTS | 13 AST | 7 REB pic.twitter.com/kjPTNCxc8q
— Overtime Elite (@OvertimeElite) December 17, 2022
Johnson also had suggestions from Creighton, DePaul, Mississippi State, NC State, St. John’s and VCU. Counting the 247Sports composite rankings, he is best prospect overall in New York State, No. 12 among point guards and No. 77 nationally.
That makes six members of Louisville’s 2023 class (not including their three transfers). The highest ranked is Combine Academy (NC) with five stars small forward Trentin Flowers. Together, this group ranks 5th nationally.
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