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 6’4 Demarcus Johnson of Pine Lake Prep in Mooresville, North Carolina, and is someone that we strongly feel is a scholarship-worthy player.


Through 17 games this season, Johnson is averaging a strong 19.9 points and 5.2 rebounds per contest. He’s already eclipsed the twenty-point mark ten times and has even notched three games of thirty or more points. Johnson has been the clear leader of this Pine Lake squad since transferring from Lake Norman and taking this group to a 13-7 record. He’s been among the most underrated players in North Carolina during these last three to four years, as he’s consistently outplayed quality competition while maintaining his typical approach. Johnson’s blend of size, athleticism, and feel from the point guard position should easily vault him into Division I consideration. There’s so much to like with Johnson’s game and ability to operate with any group of players, but he’s also showcased his excellent leadership and ability as a teammate.


Prior to the season, we put out a player profile on Johnson, stating, “The leader is Johnson. He sets the tone on both sides of the ball and his teammates follow closely behind. At 6-foot-4, Johnson is long, strong, and versatile, which makes him a nightmare for most opponents on either end of the floor. Offensively, he knows how to score on all three levels and has the ability to generate a shot for himself from anywhere on the court. Johnson is a quality athlete that isn’t afraid to meet opponents at the rim, but he’s also skilled enough to break defenders down with his ball-handling and create for others. As strong as he is offensively, Johnson is even more useful on defense, where he’s able to cover multiple positions with relative ease. With Johnson leading the charge, this Mooresville Magic team will be a candidate to watch this weekend, as they will be one of the most poised squads in attendance.” Johnson is still being actively recruited at the D1 and D2 levels, but it wouldn’t be surprising if he began to accumulate more offers before the season concludes.


Be sure to check out our entire list of unsigned seniors