Averaged 13.6 points, 9.6 rebounds, 5.3 blocked shots
and 4.1 assists as a senior in leading Ypsilanti High School
to a 21-3 record with a 15-game winning streak before
falling in the Class A regional finals. He had 17 points and
16 rebounds in the regional championship game.
Produced a triple double of 20 points, 10 rebounds, and
11 assists in the Class A district title game. He grabbed
double-digit rebounds in 11 games as a senior.
A finalist for the Hal Schram Mr. Basketball award in
Michigan, Johnson was a first team all-state selection and
was the Ann Arbor News Washtenaw County Player of the
Year. He was ranked No. 55 nationally by 247Sports.com,
56th by Rivals.com, 62nd by Scout.com and was among
the nation's top 25 power forward by ESPN.
Averaged 13.8 points and 8.5 rebounds as a junior in
helping Ypsilanti to a 20-5 record and the school's first
regional championship since 1981. He averaged 19.7
points and 15.3 rebounds in three district games before
Ypsilanti reached the state quarterfinals, where Johnson
totaled 15 points and 12 boards. He was a first-team
all-county selection as a junior
His mother Janetta Johnson played for Wisconsin and professionally
in Portugal. Her 130 blocked shots in 1988-89
is the Badgers' single-season record and she averaged a
team-high 12.6 points and 8.5 rebounds that season.
Chose to sign with the Cardinals after narrowing his opportunities
to Michigan State and Oregon.
Played quarterback early in his prep career.
Produced a double-double for the winning White team in
the 2014 Kentucky Derby Festival Basketball Classic all-star
game, totaling 14 points, 10 rebounds and two assists.
Born Aug. 7, 1996 ... Son of Janetta Johnson ... Has one
younger brother (Lawrence) ... Major is undecided.
Nickname is Jayglo.
Personal goal at UofL is "to be great."
Best moment of his athletic career to date was his play
at the LeBron James camp.
Enjoys playing video games and chilling in his spare time.
Chose to attend UofL because of "the great history and I
know I can reach my potential here."
Best basketball advice given to him was "give people
Most proud of earning a college scholarship.
His mom, high school coach Steve Brooks and Pastor
Shelby have had the greatest influence on his athletic
Feels Flex Washington would be the best actor to play
him in a movie.
If you walked into his dorm room, the first thing you
would notice is his clean room.
Among reality shows, he feels he would fare best on
Wearing No. 10 because it is the number Kobe Bryant
wore while playing for the USA national team.
What impresses him the most about Coach Pitino is that
he still works out.
Best thing about being a Cardinal is the fan base.
Few people know that he can sing and rap.
Would most like to meet Kobe Bryant, Drake, Chief Keef.
Basketball Player: Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan
Athlete, other than a basketball player:
NBA Team: Oklahoma City Thunder
Movies: Love and Basketball, Friday, Don't Be a Menace
TV Shows: The Game, Love & Hip Hop, ESPN
Actor: Kevin Hart, Chris Tucker
Comedian: Katt Williams
TV Sports Personality: Magic Johnson
Musical Groups/Singers: The Shelby 5, Tye Tribbett, Chief Keef