Cory Johnson of East High School in Duluth, Minnesota is one of a trio of 2006 high major prospects playing for the Howard Pulley Panthers. The 6-foot-6, 210-pound small forward is a throw back player who loves to bang inside and get on the floor for loose balls. Three mid-western schools have already offered.
“Right now I have offers from Iowa, Minnesota, and Marquette,” said Johnson. “Obviously, I am interested in the schools that are interested in me. But I am keeping my options open. Wisconsin and Creighton are two other schools that have not offered but are showing a lot of interest.”
Holding a basketball he has taken with him everywhere since the eighth grade, Johnson noted that player development and a chance to win a national championship are the two main factors in his choosing a school.
“First of all I just want to become the best player I can be,” said Johnson. “I want to continue to improve as a player. I also want to be on the court and have a shot to win a national championship. My birthday is on April 5th, and I have always dreamed of winning a national championship on my birthday.”
Johnson is a step slow and does not have the greatest vertical, but the heady and tough player gets results. He has a way of getting the ball in the basket, can defend and rebound with above average lateral quickness, and does all the little things that make a team better.