Could Long Beach Poly big man Myles Johnson be the Hawaii basketball team’s first pickup of the spring?
Johnson, at 6 feet 9 or 6 feet 10 and 245 pounds, could help fill the Rainbow Warriors’ need of significant size to counter some of the late-season bully ball they experienced in 2016-17. He’s been rated a three-star prospect by Verbalcommits.com and ESPN.
He’s received several offers at the mid-major level, per Verbalcommits.com. Like some of the recent players UH has targeted, there’s some Big West competition for his services. UCSB and CSUN are among them.
Johnson is a former teammate of UH guard Drew Buggs, so the ‘Bows have that going for them.
He missed his junior season due to injury but with him back, the LBP Jackrabbits went 22-9 this season. I’ll keep you posted on some stats for him (which seem hard to find).
— ℳƔℒΣƧ ℑ∅ℌℕ$ΩΠ (@MylestheMonster) April 24, 2017
Here’s a few more highlights.
Here’s a Q&A with Johnson and teammate Zaffir Williams, in which Johnson talks about missing his entire junior season due to injury. He also mentions some of the offers he’s received, including a couple of Ivy League schools.
It looks like Shadow Mountain (Ariz.) point guard Marcus Shaver Jr. is becoming a dwindling prospect for UH. Boise State and Portland State are the names popping up lately for him.
Blessed to receive an offer from Boise State and looking forward to visiting the campus next week.
— Marcus Shaver Jr (@marcus10shaver) May 2, 2017
Former Creighton wing Kobe Paras, a native of the Philippines, is on the market and apparently UH has offered him. He appeared in limited action in 15 games in 2016-17 for the potent Bluejays.
— Middlebrooks Bball (@middlbasketball) May 4, 2017