Posted On: 01/15/18 11:51 PM
The 24th-ranked 2018 player in the Prep Hoops Colorado rankings, Longmont High and Colorado Titans standout Luke Johnson has been a known commodity for a long time.
What is known about Johnson is that he is a crafty left-handed point guard with all the tools a prospect would need to play at the next level. A bit undersized at 5-foot-11, 150 pounds, Johnson more than makes up for it with his toolsy skill set and incredibly high basketball IQ.
Among the state’s top players this season, all that remains for Johnson is to round out his portfolio with a few more offers if any become available and to make a decision.
“I’ll probably make a decision soon after the season ends,” Johnson said. “I’d like to see if anything else comes along and then see what my options are when the season is over.”
The schools that have shown the most interest in Johnson are still Augustana College, Carleton College and the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor, a core group that hasn’t changed much in the past several months. If he continues to play at his current level, however, the collection of programs interested in the senior could still grow quickly.
Through nine games, Johnson is leading the Longmont Trojans with 18.6 points per game. He is also averaging 3.0 assists, 3.0 rebounds and 2.0 steals. He is shooting 39 percent from the field and 36 percent from behind the 3-point line. On Tuesday, the Trojans won head coach Jeff Kloster’s 400th career game and on Saturday, Johnson scored a career-high 32 points in a win over Mead. In that game, Johnson shot 79 percent and averaged 2.3 points per shot.
The Trojans (8-1, 4-0 Northern) are currently ranked No.4 in Class 4A by the CHSAANow.com poll and their only loss so far came on an overtime buzzer-beater against then-No. 1 Golden on Dec. 7. In that game, Johnson hit a go-ahead 3-pointer to give the Trojans the lead before Golden responded at the buzzer.
Johnson and Longmont will play next on Tuesday at cross-town rival and sixth-ranked Silver Creek.