After taking an official visit to Memphis last weekend, 2017 Hoover (AL) Spain Park combo guard Jamal Johnson saw all he needed to see. The 6-foot-4 combo guard announced his commitment to the Tigers via Twitter Monday night.
"Memphis is the best fit for me," Johnson told HoopSeen.com following his commitment. "I went there for my official visit and it was great. My parents and I came to the conclusion that Memphis would be the best fit for me not only for basketball, but for all aspects of my career."
Johnson, a long, versatile combo guard, has the ability to play both guards spots at any given time on the floor. During the travel season, he constantly made plays in transition for himself and his teammates. He is also a triple-double threat each time out, as he proved during the high school season with Spain Park.
Johnson averaged 18 points per game for the Jaguars last season. He also pitched in seven rebounds and five assists per contest. His versatility is something that attracted Memphis head coach Tubby Smith, according to Johnson.
"Coach Tubby [Smith] said that he loves that I am so versatile on the offensive and defensive ends. He feels that I'm the type of player and person he loves to coach."
Memphis extended a scholarship to Johnson following the spring evaluation period. He chose the Tigers over scholarship offers from UAB, Georgia, and Wake Forest.
Johnson is the first pledge for Memphis in the 2017 recruiting cycle. He is the No. 5 overall prospect in our Alabama rankings.