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Four-star guard Chris Johnson commits to Kansas

Joe Tipton08/02/22
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Class of 2023 four-star prospect Chris Johnson has committed to Kansas, he tells On3.

The 6-foot-5, 180-pound combo guard from Montverde (Fla.) Academy chose Bill Self and the Jayhawks over offers from Arkansas, Ole Miss, Alabama, UCLA, UConn, and others.

Johnson is the No. 27 overall prospect in the 2023 class, according to the On3 Consensus, the average ranking from all four major recruiting media companies. He’s also the No. 7 combo guard and the No. 3 player in the state of Florida.

The Texas native becomes Kansas’ first commitment to the 2023 class. The Jayhawks are also targeting five-star combo guard Mikey Williams, four-star shooting guard Taison Chatman, and others.

Johnson on his commitment to Kansas

“I chose Kansas because everyone always says pick somewhere that wants you,” Johnson said to On3. “They’ve been recruiting me hard from the beginning of the high school season. On my visit Coach (Bill) Self sat down with me and broke down my film. He showed me how I can get better and how I would play in their offense. The visit just topped everything off! That’s been one of my dream schools my whole life and now that I’m committed there is just a blessing.”

Scouting Summary

Chris Johnson is a paint touch point guard with great size. He has a quick first-step into the paint and the IQ to make a read with what the defense gives him. The jump shot is a question mark, as his release can inconsistent. However, with he showed confidence this summer with one and two dribble pull ups in the mid range. He has the capability to be a good point of attack defender, with good size, length, and some quick-Twitch. There is a sense of toughness there and as long as he stays focused, there are a lot of tools to build on. The jump shot will need to be ironed out, but he does a lot of things you want a PG to do. – On3’s Jamie Shaw, National Recruiting Analyst