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No. 1 overall recruit Tre Johnson names top 6 schools

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Tre Johnson, the No. 1 overall player in the 2024 class according to the On3 Industry Rankings, made a big step in his recruitment on Monday, narrowing down his list of schools. Moving forward, the 6-foot-5, 180-pound shooting guard from Dallas (Texas) Lake Highlands will consider the following six programs — Alabama, Arkansas, Baylor, Kansas, Kentucky, and Texas.

The junior prospect has taken official visits to Baylor, Texas, Kansas, and Kentucky. He has yet to visit Alabama and Arkansas.

Johnson talks programs

In a recent interview with On3, Johnson broke down several of the schools involved in his recruitment.

Texas: “(Rodney Terry) and I have had a good relationship always. He was my dad’s assistant coach when he was at Baylor. So we’ve always had a good relationship and him getting the head coaching job is really good for him. He also lets his guards play and also uses the bigger guards in the post. The players (stood out on the visit). They all stay in the gym and it’s open 24/7.”

Baylor: “They are a guard school and they let their guards play. As long as they work on the shots they take in practice, then they’re good.”

Kentucky: “I was able to sit in on everything that happens the day before the game. The process of it. The game plan. My lead recruiter was KT Turner before he got the job at UT-Arlington, but now its Chin Coleman. I fit in well (with their playstyle). They let their guards play, as long as they play defense, they let their guards hoop.

“(Calipari) is a cool, nice coach. He’s a player’s coach. He lets his players play.”

Arkansas: “They just a have good program. Some Dallas guys have went there and have been successful. They have a culture of winning.”

Kansas: “They use their guards. They’re going to let their guards play, regardless. They’re made off of defense and winning. They also win and I want to be around a winning culture.”

Timeline for a commitment, what he’s looking for in a program

Johnson isn’t in too big of a rush to commit, but he would like to make a decision before EYBL’s Peach Jam, which begins in late-July.

What’s going to weigh in to his decision?

“Relationships and who is already going in my class. Transfer portal a little bit too.”

Scouting Report

“Tre Johnson has a good frame with plenty of room to continue adding muscle. He has natural length and above-average pop and quickness. His calling card is his shooting. Johnson is a knockdown shooter with deep range, able to make shots off the catch or the bounce. He has great balance with a repeatable release at all levels. His footwork is very impressive. He is able to attack his spots in the half-court, whether setting up in the mid-post or on the perimeter. Johnson can get where he wants off two or three dibbles with a less-is-more offensive approach. Johnson has a smooth game; he does not get rushed, and he is filled with confidence when the ball is in his hands. He has the dimensions to be a solid defender, with the length and IQ, understanding of positioning. His dad signed with Baylor out of high school and was a 1,000 point scorer throughout college.” – On3’s Jamie Shaw

Johnson is currently averaging 18.2 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 3.8 assists per game for Houston Hoops on the EYBL Circuit.

Johnson’s On3 NIL Valuation worth over $500K

Tre Johnson currently holds a $533,000 On3 NIL Valuation, which ranks 5th in high school basketball.

The On3 NIL Valuation is the industry’s leading index that sets the standard market NIL value for high school and college athletes. A proprietary algorithm, the On3 NIL Valuation calculates an athlete’s NIL value using dynamic data points targeting three primary categories: performance, influence and exposure.

About On3 NIL Valuation, Brand Value, Roster Value

While the algorithm includes deal data, it does not act as a tracker of the value of NIL deals athletes have completed to date, nor does it set an athlete’s NIL valuation for their entire career.

The On3 NIL Valuation accounts for an athlete’s roster value and brand value. Roster value is the value an athlete has by being a member of his or her team at his or her school, which factors into the role of NIL collectives. Brand value factors in an athlete’s personal brand and the value it could bring to regional and national brands outside of the scope of NIL collectives.