Big Ten Schools, Others Hot After Johnson

Marques Johnson just has the look of a top notch player. Anyone off the street could tell you that. The 6-foot-5 sophomore guard from Snider High School in Fort Wayne, Ind. is doing what he can with the ball to prove to the nation that he’s also got the skills to match. caught up with the No. 28 player in the class of 2006 and got his thoughts on his recruitment.
Playing the point for a talented Blessed INJ AAU alongside the likes of Chad Millard, Carl Swanigan, Richard Semrau and Fabrice Tafo, Johnson has plenty of options on the offensive end of the ball. He’s doing what he keep to keep everyone busy on the court.
“When our big guards hit their open jumpers, it makes my job really easy. I just have to find them and get them in a position to score the basketball. I love playing with them,” Johnson said. “I like to make everybody happy and get everybody the ball. I try to see what they want.”
Blessed INJ has a busy couple of weeks ahead of them, playing in Washington D.C., the Kingwood Classic and the Spiece Run N Slam in Johnson’s hometown of Fort Wayne, Ind. With all of the talent around him, the class of 2006 prospect is hoping to bring home some hardwood this summer.
“This year’s team we got a couple more bigger and better players so I mean I hope we can win a couple of tournaments this year. I think our team, once we finally gel, should be really good.”
Johnson will attend the ABCD camp this summer on his own, too. He’s already listing an impressive list of schools.
“Most of the Big 10 schools, Notre Dame, UCLA, North Carolina, Arizona and Louisville are all recruiting me,” Johnson said. “The Big Ten schools are probably the most active schools out of all of them right now. Notre Dame, IU, Purdue and Illinois are working me the hardest.”
Johnson said he’s unofficially visited IU, Notre Dame, Purdue and Louisville over the last year. The Cardinals watched the guard closely at the Las Vegas Easter Classic. Arizona, Illinois and UCLA were all seen courtside, too.
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