The state of North Carolina is blessed with an overabundance of talent. In the North Carolina 2018 class, 60 plus players signed with D1 schools and another 40 plus signed to play at the D2, D3, NAIA or Juco level. Quite impressive numbers! This year, the 2019 class is on the same course to have 100 plus players continue to play at the collegiate level. In our unsigned senior spotlight, we want to take a closer look at 6’2 Nasir Johnson of Walter Williams High School in Burlington, North Carolina, and is someone that we strongly feel is a scholarship-worthy player.
There are a lot of intriguing prospects in the state of North Carolina right now, but not enough folks are talking about the phenomenal season that Johnson is currently enjoying. He’s led Walter Williams to an impressive 21-2 record, which easily marks the school’s best basketball season in over ten years. After his freshman season, Johnson quickly helped this group turn into a winning program and never looked back. He’s been the leading scorer for the last three seasons, but also provides an excellent amount of playmaking and frequently looks to get his teammates involved. On the season, Johnson is posting nightly averages of 19.2 points, 3.2 rebounds, 3.8 assists, and 1.2 steals while shooting 48% from the floor and 34% from beyond the arc. There’s simply no denying his productivity and consistent improvements, which is precisely why college coaches need to get more involved.
We’ve seen Johnson an abundance of times throughout the last few years, including with the Carolina Knights at our most recent Summer Havoc, where we stated, “The Carolina Knights have hung their hats on underrated prospects, from Tre Harvey and Tiquan Whitmore last year to their current star, Nasir Johnson. The point guard is long and wiry, with a body that can fill out, which is only part of the intrigue with Johnson. He’s a fantastic game manager and makes terrific decisions with the ball, especially when looking to create opportunities for others. Johnson simply knows how to navigate an offense, keeping his dribble alive, moving the ball, and leading the team in all facets on that end of the floor. His shot is a little unorthodox, but he has a strong understanding of his ability to get it off and typically takes smart shots anyway. The 6-foot-2 consistently displays a strong IQ and overall feel for the game, especially when you consider his creativity as a ball-handler and passer. Right now, Johnson is still just beginning to harness his potential as a player, but has a long list of tools to work with on both sides of the ball. He’s one of the most intriguing prospects in North Carolina, because he could be very successful at a wide variety of programs, but only time will tell how special he can become. “ Since then, Johnson has only continued to grow as a leader and two-way prospect, but isn’t completely satisfied. He’s been quite vocal about working on his game and striving to prove himself to college coaches, but also knows that his best basketball is in the near future.
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