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THE LIST: Class of 2014 Rivals150
Up until his Friday announcement, four-star senior Robert Johnson had done something that is very tough in today's recruiting world. He had kept his decision quiet.
It wasn't until the nation's No. 42 player stepped up to the podium at Richmond (Va.) Benedictine and announced that he was heading to Indiana that anybody knew his decision.
Most likely, it wasn't even until a few minutes before Johnson's public announcement that Tom Crean found out he was getting the talented combo guard. After all, Johnson was spotted on the phone smiling shortly before walking into his press conference.
Regardless of when the Hoosiers staff found out they were getting him, they should be excited because Johnson is a talent.
A relative unknown headed into the spring, Johnson rode a steady wave of improvement while developing into one of the nation's top guards.
He is a scorer first and he gets buckets however you want them. Equally comfortable going to the rim or shooting jumpers off the dribble or catch, Johnson is a guy who puts up points in a hurry.
Because of his toughness, core strength and balance, Johnson should also develop into an excellent defender. His skill with the ball also means he should be able to eventually help out with point guard duties.
Given that the Hoosiers had lost commitments from five-star/in-state prospects Trey Lyles and James Blackmon, Johnson is a huge and very much needed win for them. He doesn't take away the sting of losing those guys, but he certainly helps make up for them.
During his press conference, Johnson said that he would begin working to help the Hoosiers add another primary target from Virginia in five-star small forward Devin Robinson
Eric Bossi is the national basketball recruiting analyst for Rivals.com. You can click here to follow him on Twitter.
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