PISCATAWAY, N.J. (May 15, 2014) - Rutgers men’s basketball coach Eddie Jordan announced today that small forward Ryan Johnson (Greensboro, N.C.) has signed a National Letter of Intent to compete for the Scarlet Knights. Johnson (6-6, 190) averaged 27.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists at New Hope Christian Academy in Thomasville, N.C., this past season as a senior team captain under head coach Mike Shaw.
“We are very happy to welcome Ryan to our 2014 recruiting class,” said Jordan. “He is a very team-oriented and versatile player who competes consistently, both on the court and in the classroom. He uses his length and quickness to score the ball while displaying a high basketball IQ and mental toughness.”
Johnson scored over 2,000 career points playing three seasons at NHCA and earned National Association of Christian Athletes (NACA) Division I All-Tournament honors as a senior. Rated as the 16th overall prospect and No. 2 wing/guard in the state of North Carolina by the Phenom Hoops Report, he competed on the AAU circuit for Team Phoenix. In the classroom, Johnson is an A/B Honor Roll student.
Johnson joins incoming junior guard Bishop Daniels (Raleigh, N.C.), freshman center Ibrahima Diallo (Dakar, Senegal), freshman forward D.J. Foreman (Spring Valley, N.Y.) and freshman guard Mike Williams (Brooklyn, N.Y.) in the Scarlet Knights’ 2014 recruiting class. Daniels (6-3, 185) averaged 18.0 points and 4.6 assists-per-game this past season at ASA College to earn All-Region XV honors. Diallo (6-10, 225), rated as the nation’s 27th overall center by ESPN, averaged 13.0 points, 15.0 rebounds and 5.0 blocks at Quality Education Academy. Foreman (6-8, 220), rated as the No. 120 overall prospect nationally by Rivals out of Massanutten Military Academy, competed in the Jordan Brand Regional Classic at the Barclays Center. Williams (6-2, 180), a two-time First Team All-City performer out of Bishop Loughlin High School, was also selected for the Jordan Brand Regional Classic.