The future of basketball in terms of prospects in the Midwest continues to look bright and one big reason why is the continued development of talented young players in the Class of 2020.  With a number of high impact elite prospects in the fold, the younger classes throughout the region are going to collect a lot of attention moving forward.  

One reason why is 6-6 220 pound sophomore Jalen Johnson of Sun Prairie High School in Wisconsin.  Already considered by most to be a top 10-20 national prospect, Johnson has continued his ascent up the national radar with each passing year and the talented prospect has firmly established himself as a must watch prospect every time he hits the hardwood.

A multi-skilled, multi-dimensional, versatile prospect, Johnson can play virtually any position on the court but he excels at the 1, 2, or 3 spots given his advanced skill set.  Equipped with size and a plus length frame, Johnson presents matchup problems for any opposing team given his versatility.  Add to that mix a skill set that includes a perimeter stroke that can be made at each level, solid finishing skills through traffic and transition, handles, the ability to score in a variety of ways from every level, and some nice athleticism and it’s easy to see why Johnson has become one of the most coveted pieces on the board in the Class of 2020 both regionally and nationally.

Johnson already holds offers from Wisconsin, Iowa, Marquette, Purdue, and West Virginia with unofficial visits already taken to Duke and Kentucky.  While personal achievement will undoubtedly lie ahead as he continues to develop, the talented sophomore is targeting a bounce back on the high school side the next few months.

Last season the Wisconsin standout had to endure a disappointing and at times frustrating freshman campaign after suffering an injury early in the high school season.  While he was able to make it back on the hardwood by season’s end, Johnson didn’t really get his legs until the spring travel season where he proceeded to deliver a number of dominant performances both during the spring and the summer in helping his team capture a number of tournament championships.  Now healthy with another scintillating travel season under his belt, Johnson is looking to take aim at helping Sun Prairie this season and he is primed to do it in big fashion as one of the premiere up and coming talents in the country…regardless of class.

Johnson played with the Wisconsin Playground Warriors during the grassroots travel season.