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Jeffersontown guards continues to improve

Brandon Johnson
Brandon Johnson
Photo by Michael Johnston

Jeffersontown guard Brandon Johnson is one of the top young prospects in the city of Louisville. The 6-foot-3 junior-to-be started for the Chargers this past season and averaged double figures. This spring and summer Johnson will be playing for The Ville 16U. KentuckianaPreps.com writer Michael Johnston caught up with Johnson and spoke with him about his game.

Johnson is one of the best perimeter shooters in the state. He can knock shots down from behind the arc or he can step in and knock down the mid-range jumper. He plans on spending the summer working on his game.

“My specialty is my shooting ability,” Johnson said. “I can shoot from the perimeter. I have a good mid-range game. I need to work on getting to the rim and creating for my teammates.”

Johnson started the season slow but really turned it around towards the end. The highlight of his season came on February 15th against Southern. In that game Johnson poured in 31 points. He finished the game nine-for-nine from behind the arc.

“I just had to keep firing,” Johnson. “When you’re hitting like that it’s hard to miss. It feels like you’re throwing a rock into the ocean.”

In his next game against Fern Creek Johnson continued his hot shooting, connecting on five-out-of-six from behind the arc. He finished the season 15-16 from three point range.

“I really improved at finding my own shot,” Johnson said. “I didn’t force shots. I just let the game come to me. I worked hard during practice and I stayed after practice and worked on my game.”

Along with with improving his game, Johnson hopes to catch the eye of college coaches. There’s no question he has the ability to play at the next level.

“My main goal this summer is to win some championships at some tournaments but I also want to start picking up some interest from some colleges,” Johnson said. “I got some letters from Tennessee Tech, Tennessee Martin and Detroit. No offers yet. No phone calls or anything like that but I think that will change. I just have to keep working hard. I just need to play hard and show that I’m a winner.”

With Jeffersontown’s leading scorer Moe Hendricks, who averaged 24.1 points per game last season, gone Johnson could be the Charger coach Clay Moody’s go-to-go on offense next season.

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