Commentary

2011 PG Johnson continues impressing

Originally Published: September 28, 2009
By John Stovall and Adam Finkelstein | Scouts Inc.
NEPTUNE, N.J. -- The Hoop Group's Fall Jam Fest is traditionally one of the strongest fall grassroots tournaments in the Northeast, and this year's event did not fail to live up to that standard. Although a leaky roof caused some scheduling shake-ups on Sunday, that did not take away from a deep and talented field with plenty of talent to offer from the 2010 through 2013 classes.

Standouts

2011 PG Tyrone Johnson (6-3, 185)
Plainfield, N.J./Plainfield

Johnson completely controlled the tempo of the game, using his size and strength to hold off opposing pressure and always staying under control while running the team. He picked his attack spots well within the offense, making great decisions off the ball screen, elevating for midrange pull-ups with a soft touch, showing good footwork and explosion with his rip-through moves and creating for himself and others off the dribble. His physical tools make him a good defender already, but he projects as a major weapon down the road once he learns to get low in his stance and take pride in each defensive possession. The consistency of his jumper was the only notable concern; he rarely looked for his shot beyond the midrange and showed an inconsistent release point.

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