Demarcus Johnson was noticeably absent from the floor this weekend at the David Rose Memorial Classic, the 6'4 floor general sat on the pine and gassed up his Mooresville Magic guys.

I did my due diligence as a journalist and inquired about Johnson's absence and also what it meant to be a leader for the Magic, he continued to bring energy even from the sidelines.

'This weekend was great I learned a lot watching Zane & Austin do their thing, we also added Myles, just watching my teammates and you know when I come back hopefully I can gain a lot of trust from them and just roll from there.' Johnson said.

A bruised hip kept Johnson sidelined but it was more of a precautionary measure to ensure his maximum health for camp season which is quickly approaching. Johnson was banged up majority of last year with a nagging ankle injury but through the spring he looked healthy and- explosive again. Johnson is a multifaceted lead guard, at 6'4 Johnson is a natural slasher and he finishes with ease over smaller guards, Johnson has a stocky build he embraces contact at the cup, Johnson is also highly effective in pick N roll situations.

The decision making skills are there and Johnson is an accurate and willing passer with the rock. Johnson is money from mid range, he will have to add more consistency from behind the arc at the next level but Johnson's range is respectable currently.

'I got Radford, Winthrop is really pushing me to come to their camp, then you got Lees McRae and a couple of other schools still really pushing on me to come. I'm just thankful and blessed to have the opportunity to go to camps and stuff so it should be great coming up.' Johnson said.

'I want coaches to know that I'm a leader and a team guy, I want to show coaches that I can shoot and play defense as well. I can be that hustle guy or whatever role they need I just want to go play hard. ' Johnson said.

Johnson is on a mission this summer to improve his stock and in the fall after a move to Pine Lake Prep, he's got a state championship on the brain.