|Sonny Johnson Jr. PG 2022|
With a scoring average of 35 points per game, Sonny Johnson Jr. (4’9/PG/2022/Cleveland) has his John Paul Middle School squad sporting an impressive 5-0 record so far this season. Over the past 3 games, Johnson has exploded for 39, 42 and 40 points, respectively. Anyone who has followed Johnson’s young career would expect him to excel in school ball, as he is not only one of the top 6th graders in the state, he is nationally recognized and ranked. In fact, we have him as one of the top 3 players in Ohio’s class of 2022. In addition, Johnson has been a perianal all-star and MVP at our Buckeye Prep Elite Showcases.
Johnson is a dynamic PG who can either get you a boatload of buckets, or play the role of a playmaker utilizing his elite court vision and passing skills. As you would expect from a national ranked floor general, Johnson has complete command of his team, while also making his teammates better. A pleasure to watch, Johnson is a human highlight reel, as he uses his insane handle to beat guys off the dribble and get into the paint where he usually finishes or drops it off for an easy layup by a teammate.
As a coach’s son [his dad coaches Garfield Heights HS], Johnson is smart and savvy, and clearly understands the game. If that wasn’t enough, Johnson has great genes, as his father is a former Ohio Mr. Basketball who played collegiately at Ohio University. This coming travel season, Johnson will suit up for Hardwork Basketball’s 2021 team, while also making appearances with John Mobley’s 2022 All-Ohio Red squad. You can catch Johnson at our March 12th elite showcase, as well as the Buckeye Prep Invitational Tournament April 1-3rd. Also, Johnson has an excellent chance to make the Buckeye Prep All-State Team, and an Ohio North vs South All-Star Game roster.