Posted On: 01/9/18 6:15 PM
Jack Johnson (2021), has already begun to make a name for himself early into the season and his career at Andover High School (Wichita).
Jack hit the game winning three against Andover’s rival and sister school, Andover Central, just before Christmas break.
Not surprisingly, Jack leads his team in three point field goal percentage at 47% through six games this season while averaging just over 11 PPG for the Trojans.
Coach Martin Shetlar describes Jack as an athletic, pure shooter who is one of his hardest workers not only on the court but also in the weight room.
Equipped with large hands that he will continue to grow into and a muscular/mature frame for his age, Jack is not content with his early success.
“My focus is on getting to the free throw line more and penetrating opposing defenses.”
Jack exhibits impressive poise as a freshman and although only averaging 1.3 APG, his assist to turnover ratio is 2:1 and his opportunities to create offense for others will increase the more he is able to get into the teeth of opposing defenses.
What stood out to me while watching his first ever varsity high school game was his poise under pressure (game v Maize went into double overtime) and his ability to score within the offense. Both things are a coaches best friend down the stretch.
Jack Johnson will be a young man to watch in the coming years as he continues to build on his game that started as early as two years old on a Litte Tikes hoop.
With his determination, humbleness, and solid foundation that he continues to build on, don’t be surprised to see him near the top of the rankings next year for 2021 prospects in Kansas.