Wing Forward Prospect Works Hard In Paint

Wing Forward Prospect Works Hard In Paint

Reporter Mike Sullivan provides a detailed player profile report on the individual game of a hard-working wing forward who works hard in the paint against the big bodies ...

PLAYER PROFILE: Kenny Johnson

HEIGHT: 6-foot-3 1/2

WEIGHT: 182 Pounds

POSITIONS: Small Forward

PREVIOUS HIGH SCHOOL: Abington Friends School in Jenkinstown, Pennsylvania

AAU PROGRAM THIS PAST SUMMER AND FALL: Team Phenom out Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

NEW CLASS: Kenny graduated high school last year and was reclassified to the class of 2012.

AAU TEAM:

Team Phenom, a program based out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and coached by Paul Gripper, considered one of the better basketball AAU programs.

"He's always been a top player for us, helping us win many games," said Head Coach Paul Gripper. "He is a hard worker, plays tough near the rim, much bigger than his size."

SUMMER PROGRESS:

Johnson scored 15 points to help Team Phenom to the Silver championship at the Bigshots event held in Washington, D.C. during the last few days of July.

In addition, Johnson delivered 19 points for Team Phenom in a tournament game played in Washington, D.C. Team Phenom lost to the host DC Assault, 58-57.

Kenny also scored 20 points to help his team, Jrue Holiday, upend Team Nate, 66-59, in a Chosen League game held in Philadelphia. Johnson also pulled down six rebounds and had two steals in the victory.

TOP GAMES FOR 2010-2011 HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL SEASON:

Kenny scored 12 points and grabbed six rebounds in a rough defeat to Friends Central, 55-50, in a physical playoff battle.

Previously, Johnson produced 10 points and grabbed seven rebounds to help his high school team defeat Westtown, 48-42.

Kenny averaged 13 points a game during the 2010-2011 boy's basketball campaign, playing for a program that competed against a tough schedule of teams.

Johnson also produced 23 points and grabbed five rebounds to help defeat a talented Trenton Catholic boy's basketball program. For his outstanding effort, Johnson was named the most valuable player.

In another key game last season, Johnson produced 25 points, scoring near the rim consistently, to help AFS defeat Life Center, a team filled with division one prospects.

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