Class of 2014 guard Robert Johnson chooses Indiana

  • 09/20/2013 3:33 pm in

2013 NBA Players Association Top 100 Camp

Class of 2014 guard Robert Johnson is off the board.

The 6-foot-3 combo guard from Benedictine College Preparatory in Richmond, Virginia, announced that he’ll attend Indiana in a ceremony this afternoon in his school’s library.

Johnson, the No. 79 recruit nationally in the 247Composite rankings, also considered Florida State, North Carolina and Virginia.

Inside the Hall will have more on this developing story, including reaction from Johnson, his father and his high school coach.

(Photo credit: Kelly Kline/Under Armour)

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  • He should try Mary…

  • Another thing that I think is so cool about the VO thing is… I believe VO and Cody will stay involved in the program as their career develops. These kids will have a chance to meet them and go up against them possibly, in an open gym setting in years to come. And, that is good for the program. Because I believe both of them will become stars in the NBA and that can’t hurt future recruiting efforts at IU.

  • yimyames

    I didn’t say he would be a game changer, I’m just curious how you know he won’t be.

  • What makes you think that? Whitehead may not be as had of a worker, may not turn out as well. Remember his comment about, don’t know what I would do for entertainment in B’town or something to that effect. What if this kid comes in here and lights it up in the B1G? And who’s to say, but for some cantankerous Ole Man, that this kid with the competition and coaching he’ll get at IU, will not turn out a whole lot better than Whitehead? You really can’t legitimately make that point, until we wait and see. This next level is a whole bunch different than AAU ball and the way kids respond, can make or break careers. JMO

  • I do have to agree with you on this one Ole Man, We really need Robinson and Goodluck a lot more… and I think Naims would then put us a little over on numbers and not real sure we need him. If we were to go over on numbers, I’d rather have it happen because JBJ re ups with us… than that we get Naims.

  • Isn’t this really great? Gosh, I woke up in the middle of the night last night and this was the first thing I started thinking about. Must be getting old. Used to be, the first thing I would think about was the lady laying next to me.. Think I need to get a life…lol.. Gosh I love this stuff.

  • Ole Man

    Nobody has trashed the kid. I’ve simply questioned his skill level, as have others, including experts.
    Those shots he makes in HS won’t often be there in college. And he’s not hitting outside shots in HS.

    Jordy was a little over 6′, so your starting back court from last year was who?

    Don’t get yourself in a wad. It’s just a recruiting blog.

  • Ole Man

    What is your point, DD?
    And why are you stalking me everywhere I go on the board.

  • Ole Man

    I answered this elsewhere. Read the blog.

  • Ole Man

    This “cantankerous Ole Man” is merely offering an opinion; as are you.
    Isn’t that what these boards are about?

    And not being a “seer”, I don’t know any more than you how either career will turn out.
    I merely stated the obvious: at this time, skill wise, Whitehead is the better player. Go argue with the experts if you disagree.

    But playing your game–who’s to say that Whitehead in IU’s system wouldn’t be a hard worker and blossom?

    I agree, btw, as I have said elsewhere, that I think Whitehead was used by his coach; and that the young man will have a harder time reaching his potential because of the choice he made.

  • HannerTime Hoosier

    pUKe signed 5’9″, 150 lbs. Tyler Ulis out of Illinois, so Nairns is good to go as a backup PG for us if CTC thinks it is. Just sayn’
    Come on over Devin and Goodluck!!!

  • Ole Man

    Two different skill sets, Hanner.
    Not going to debate this point anymore.
    We have our backup PG in RJ–he’s already worked point and will be working it his final HS year almost exclusively.
    We need that scholarship for DR and Goodluck.

  • Frog

    That is why Lyle is no longer on our radar. His dad wanted Kenny’s job as an assistant.

  • Andrew Walker

    yimyames what’s your opinion on Johnson?


    Neat story. From the little bit I’ve read this shouldn’t surprise us but you never know for sure how things are until something like this, thanks for sharing.

  • Tucson Hoosier

    I would LOVE to have Narins.

  • Tucson Hoosier

    You and me both brother.

  • Drewheck

    I think Nairn goes to Michigan State

  • eglinden

    And the main course is crow.

  • yimyames

    Seems to be a very smart kid, that is willing to work hard to reach his goals. Also from what I’ve read, he’s currently maturing and improving at a fast rate. Look, he still has a year before he starts practice with the Hoosiers. There’s no doubt in my mind that he could be one of best shooting guards in the class. I’m not gonna get hung up on ranking numbers a year before he arrives as a Freshman, with out seeing the potential in this kid. Guess you could say I’m an optimist.

  • Gerald

    Ur always so sure of yourself. “Not going to
    Debate this point anymore”. No one cares what u have to say in the first place…

  • marcusgresham

    You’re wrong, Dude. Lexington is a trailer park, there are no basements.

  • Ole Man

    You cared enough to respond.