We’ve seen a lot of players come through our doors over the years, varying in appearance, skill level, and everything in between. We decided to put forth a “Getting to Know” series on some players who have attended events over the past few years but still remain on the lesser-known side of things. Each of these prospects embody being a student-athlete and getting it done in the classroom as well as on the basketball court, and today’s edition will take a closer look at Terrence Johnson of Liberty Heights and Defenders Elite.
We’ve seen Johnson excel over the last two weekends at our Phenom Challenge and Queen City Showcase, where we stated, “Different than most on this list, Terrence Johnson seems to be entering a favorable basketball situation that perfectly intersects with the overall development of his game. Previously, we’ve seen Johnson as a long, wiry, powerful athlete with the occasional flash of perimeter ability. He’s maintained the highlight-reel ability and excitement, but has clearly taken the next step within the progression of his overall skillset. Johnson looked simply terrific as the main leader for this Defenders Elite squad, and figured out how to produce in various ways throughout each contest. He attacked the rim, utilized his length and explosion, and still looked to dunk on any defender in sight. However, Johnson’s perimeter fluidity and ability to operate off the bounce looked as impressive as ever. He plays with a massive chip on his shoulder and legitimately wants to annihilate his assignment on both ends of the floor. Johnson rebounded well and effectively defended multiple positions while posing his usual threat in transition. Many scholarship-level programs should be putting Johnson’s name atop their list.”
His journey has been somewhat interesting over the years, but there’s definitely a clear path towards something great. After shining as a role player with Myers Park, Johnson transferred to Moravian Prep and continued to advance his game. Now, the rangy athlete has taken his abilities to an entirely different level in preparation for his move to Liberty Heights. Through the two events, Johnson has been a leader on both ends of the floor. He’s created off the bounce, knocked down jumpers, and still showcasing his usual amount of explosion around the basket. Johnson has the tools to be an excellent piece during the upcoming season and should begin to collect scholarship offers in the very near future.