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5-star Tre Johnson looking to set up visits to Kentucky and Duke

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Tre Johnson, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard out of Dallas (Texas) Lake Highlands is On3’s No. 1 ranked prospect in the class of 2024.

On3 has on hand over the weekend to watch the Texas native get busy in Kansas City for EYBL Session 4 and he did not disappoint. Johnson finished with 24 points on 56% from the floor and connected on four of his six three-point attempts in the game I watched. Johnson’s ability to score the basketball in various ways is impressive. Simply put, he makes it look easy. Several coaches were courtside watching Johnson play, including Texas head coach Chris Beard, and assistants from Duke, Kentucky, and Arizona.

I caught up with Johnson post-game to get the latest on his recruitment.

Johnson talks schools involved

This weekend was a live period, meaning college coaches hit the road to scout the next wave of talent.

“It’s always exciting and gives me a chance to show what I can do,” Johnson said of the experience of playing in front of college coaches. “Weaknesses of my game that I’ve been working on, they can see where I’ve improved. I can show them I’ve gotten better at certain things.”

In the past few weeks, Johnson has picked up offers from the likes of North Carolina, Duke, Kentucky, LSU, Auburn, and others. Schools such as Texas, Baylor, Kansas, and more have also extended scholarships.

Johnson discussed a few of the schools involved in his recruitment.

Texas: “Texas’ pitch is for me to stay home in Texas and be the face of the program and my parents could still come watch me play.”

Kentucky: “Coach KT Turner and Coach (John) Calipari have been recruiting me from there. They’ve been saying they want me at Kentucky and just to keep getting better and to keep working.”

Duke: “Coach (Jon) Scheyer and Coach (Jai) Lucas have been recruiting me from there. They’ve been saying the same thing (as Kentucky). Just to keep playing the way I’ve been playing, and just continue improving.

Besides Texas, Kentucky, and Duke, Johnson says he’s also hearing from LSU, Florida State, Arkansas, BYU, Baylor, and others.

College visits and G-League

So far, Johnson has taken unofficial visits to Baylor and Texas. Where else does he want to visit?

“Kentucky and Duke, but I don’t have anything set up yet.”

The G-League Ignite pathway has also started to become an option for Johnson, as they reached out earlier this summer. In his words, what are the pros and cons of the G-League option?

“The pros (of the G-League) are already being ready for the NBA, mentally and just getting your body right. A con would be me missing the college experience.”

Johnson said in a previous interview with On3 that he’s “open” to both the college and professional options.

Scouting Summary

Tre Johnson has a good frame with plenty of room to continue adding muscle. His calling card is his shooting. Johnson is a knockdown shooter with deep range, able to make shots off the catch or the bounce. We would like to see him continue to develop his handle in the half-court and become more of a secondary-type ball handler. Johnson has a smooth game, he does not get rushed. He is a solid athlete and he plays with the utmost confidence and smoothness. – On3’s Jamie Shaw, National Recruiting Analyst