Status: UK signee
Guard/forward | 6-6 | 200
School: Harvard Westlake
Hometown: Los Angeles
It was a whirlwind spring for Johnny Juzang, who announce his reclassification to 2019, narrowed his list of schools, took an official visit to Kentucky, and committed to the Wildcats all in a matter of a couple of weeks in April and May.
The California native is a top-notch scorer who should be ready to come in and make a difference offensively right away next season, adding even more punch to a backcourt that already included Ashton Hagans, Immanuel Quickley, Tyrese Maxey and a few talented wing players.
Juzang averaged 23.0 points, 8.5 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game in his final season of high school ball and last summer starred for Compton Magic, the Adidas league champion and arguably the best grassroots team in the country.
“The thing that sticks out about Johnny is his ability to score and shoot,” said 247Sports analyst Evan Daniels. “He’s got good size for the position. He shoots the ball well on the move. He can make mid-range pull-ups. He’s got good range on his jump shot. He’s a scorer. He can put the ball in the basket, and that’s his best attribute.”
Juzang averaged 23.0 points, 8.5 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game as a junior. It ended up being his final season of high school basketball.
“That’s kind of what makes him so valuable in today’s game — his ability to play so many positions on both sides of the floor. He’s a good shooter. He has a really, really good mid-range game. He has a good feel for the game as a playmaker and facilitator.”
-Recruiting analyst Corey Evans