Monday, November 4, 2013

Marshall Basketball: Jay Johnson Gives Verbal Pledge to Herd

Formerly one of the top prep basketball players in Kentucky, junior college forward Jay Johnson has given a verbal commitment to Marshall University.

During his freshman season at John A. Logan College (llls.), the 6-foot-7 Johnson recorded 10.7 points and 8.3 rebounds per game.

As a high school junior Johnson averaged 18.9 points and 12.5 rebounds per game at Woodford County. He overcame a torn ACL in the summer before his senior season to be selected for the Kentucky-Indiana All-Star Team. The same Kentucky squad featured current Thundering Herd basketball player Tamron Manning.

In November of 2011 Johnson signed a letter of intent with Tennessee Tech. Despite accepting a scholarship to the Ohio Valley Conference school he never enrolled and decided to attend junior college instead.

Johnson joins fellow forward Shane Hall and center Henry Uwadiae in Marshall’s 2014 recruiting class. All three can sign letters of intent when the early signing period opens November 13th. Johnson will have two years of eligibility remaining once on campus. 

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