Stanley Johnson recently dropped 31 points on Temecula Valley (CA) to help Mater Dei (CA) win the Mission Viejo tournament title, and the Arizona Wildcats are getting a truly special player next season. The forward has not only been scoring in bunches lately, but filling up the stat sheet at all levels.
They are already happy, because forward Aaron Gordon has been tearing it up this season with his high flying dunks. Fans of the Wildcats better enjoy him while they can, because Gordon will only be in school for one season in all likelihood. Much thanks to Eric Sondheimer for the tweet below alerting me to Johnson’s play lately, which has been quite dominant to say the least about it.
Mater Dei wins Mission Viejo tournament title with 78-49 win over Temecula Valley. Stanley Johnson scored 31 points.
— eric sondheimer (@latsondheimer) December 8, 2013
The forward is averaging a double-double so far this season, and will definitely keep track of if he can keep that going. No shot clock in high school basketball will make that real tough to keep up, but if anyone can do it then Johnson can.
Was not that aware of him last season, but Johnson has been seriously catching my eye lately and is rapidly becoming one of my favorite players in the 2014 college basketball recruiting class. He is probably a top six player in the class at the moment and he could be in the top five by the end of the season.
Keep an eye out for a piece on Tyus Jones later tonight and whether he will be able to guard other elite players at the college level.