Jalen Johnson (Sun Prairie, Wis.) has transformed himself into a legitimate a top 15 prospect in the 2020 class.  Now it’s time to enjoy the fruits of his labor before his sophomore season arrives.  One of the most unique players in the country, the 6-foot-7, do-it-all point forward is now attracting many of the nation’s premiere programs after a stellar spring and summer.

“It’s a reflection of all the hard work over the past few years,” Johnson told NY2LA Sports. “I’m just taking it all in, not taking anything for granted.”

Johnson picked up early offers from Marquette and Wisconsin in June.  Speaking of top programs, Duke has quickly gotten involved with Johnson. Head coach Mike Krzyzewski hosted Johnson on an unofficial visit last week.  "It was great," Johnson said. "Getting out to Duke was a surreal visit for me. I never really envisioned myself visiting there. It was super cool. I loved it.  Some of that stuff is just crazy to see. Some colleges don't have stuff like that. The basketball facilities are super crazy. They have some impressive technology that tracks their shooting and everything. I was really impressed by that stuff."

Johnson began his post-July visits with a trip back to Wisconsin.  "Coach Gard (Greg Gard) told me with all the stuff coming at me, just stay humble," Johnson said. "Coach Krabbenhoft (Joe Krabbenhoft) and Coach Oliver (Dean Oliver), we just talked about everything in general. It was good talking to them. I'm building a relationship with them."

Up next for Johnson is a visit to North Carolina in September.  "I like how Coach Williams (Roy Williams) has had plenty of people who could have went 1-and-done, but it's a family down there," he said. "That helps them win a lot."

Kentucky will get Johnson on campus for Big Blue Madness on Oct. 13.  "I just like the winning tradition," he said. "It's a great school, they make a lot of pros. I like coach Calipari (John Calipari). They don't put too much pressure on them to go to the NBA, they just want them to become better people."

Kansas, UCLA, Maryland, Iowa, Butler, and others have been showing interest in Johnson recently. He plans to take another visit to Wisconsin in the fall for a football game.  Johnson has at least two years or more remaining in his recruitment – if he wants it – but the super sophomore knows exactly what he’s looking for. 

"I want to have a strong relationship with the coaches," he said. "I don't want distance to be an issue because I want to feel at home. I want to feel like it's a family and I also want to win."

Johnson plays with the Wisconsin Playground Warriors during the travel season.