Starting today, basketball players that have verbally committed to a school are able to make things official by signing their Letter of Intent.
Like when he made his commitment to Bob Huggins in September, JUCO 3-star PG Kedrian Johnson didn’t waste anytime and signed with the Mountaineers on Wednesday.
Johnson (6’4”, 190), who’s from Dallas, Texas and currently attends Temple Junior College, does it on both ends of the court as he’s a volume scorer and is a bulldog on defense.
Tonight, West Virginia Now spoke with Johnson and got him to recall what made him commit to West Virginia immediately after making an official visit.
“It was just the energy there and everything was family,” Johnson told West Virginia Now. “Plus, the love I got from everyone and with the fans around the campus, it was everything I dreamed about. I just had a good feeling and thought West Virginia was right for me.”
”It surprised me a lot when I made up my mind I wanted to commit. I didn’t expect I was going to feel that way. The love that I got from people that I didn’t even know and how quick their fans had a passion for me.”
Unlike some players that are still making visits and trying to determine where they will play, Johnson got that out of the way which he’s now glad about.
”I’m glad I did what I did because late in my season I don’t want to be stressing about what school I’m going to go to. I’m now able to just have fun and focus on our season,” said Johnson.
Johnson is West Virginia’s third commitment for the Class of 2020 joining forwards Isaiah Cottrell and Taj Thweatt. Johnson averaged 25 points per game as a freshman and led the nation in steals.
”I’d say my defense is better than my offense. People obviously see my scoring but I feel my defense is underrated. Offensively, most of my points come from my slashing ability and I can finish around the rim.”