Reports: Ypsilanti's Jaylen Johnson earns notice at LeBron James Skills Academy
Courtney Sacco | AnnArbor.com file
Two weeks after earning his first Big Ten scholarship offer, from Michigan State, Ypsilanti’s Jaylen Johnson continues to shine on the summer basketball recruiting circuit.
Johnson competed this weekend at the LeBron James Skills Academy in Las Vegas, one of the nation’s top individual camps, and earned strong reviews from camp observers.
ESPN recruiting analyst Dave Telep noted how Johnson stood out during a post-up drill, hitting a pad harder than anyone in the camp. Rivals.com wrote that Johnson is “more skilled than he’s been given credit for,” and praised his passing during the camp.
Johnson told Rivals that Oregon, Iowa State, USC and Louisville are among the programs recruiting him the hardest, along with Michigan State. He told the site that he plans to take all five of his allotted recruiting visits this fall.
The Detroit News also featured Johnson Monday, highlighting his relationship with his mother, Janetta Johnson, who holds the single-season blocks record at Wisconsin.
The Lebron James camp, which wrapped up Monday, included 80 of the top high school prospects in the country and 20 of the top college players. Michigan’s Mitch McGary and Glenn Robinson III were also among the participants.