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Jaylen Johnson
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Jaylen Johnson

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Ypsilanti, Mich.

High School:
Ypsilanti

Height / Weight:
6-9 / 215

Position:
F

Experience:
HS


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High School:

  • 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.

Personal:

  • 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 their props."
  • 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 career.
  • 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 Basketball Wives.
  • 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.

Favorites:

  • Basketball Player: Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan
  • Athlete, other than a basketball player: Jackie Robinson
  • 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
  • Subject: science
  • Web Site: Nojokicks.com
  • Foods: taco salad
  • Midnight Snack: hot cheetos, cheese sticks
  • Vacation spot: Florida
  • Best Player Ever Faced: LeBron James
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