Thursday, September 17, 2009

John Johnson to Pitt is reporting that 2011 guard John Johnson of Girard College in Philadelphia has committed to the Pitt Panthers. Johnson, a 6'1 combo guard, is Pitt's first verbal in the class of 2011. Johnson visited Pitt a few weeks ago, and said after his visit that he foresaw a commitment to Jaime Dixon's club when the formal offer was presented. Obviously that formal offer arrived and the Panthers have themselves a terrific guard.

Johnson led Girard College to the Class A Boy's Basketball championship game where they defeated Kennedy Catholic. During the state playoffs, Johnson dominated, scoring 30 points in the finals and 37 points in the semifinals. In a game back in January, Johnson scored 51 points against a completely over-matched Plumstead Christian team.

Johnson was one of Saint Joe's top guard targets in the class of 2011. With him off the board, the staff will likely turn attention to others. One of those is likely to be Saint Peter's Prep standout Myles Davis. Davis unofficially visited SJU in August. Other names will likely pop up over the coming months as well.

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