Posted On: 07/10/19 1:28 PM

Johnston is a hoops program brimming with both young and veteran talent, among it is rising sophomore Steven Kramer. 

The 6-foot-4 guard has been one of the standouts this offseason for a very good Kingdom Hoops Navy 15u squad, and says it’s his ability to get to the hoop or hit a mid-range J where he’s excelled. 

“My strengths are in the open court when on fast-breaks. And one-on-one off the dribble I do well with, mid-range and driving to the hoop,” Kramer said. 

It’s his outside shot that he’s been working on the most since his freshman season ended in February. 

“One thing that was holding me back from varsity last year was my 3-point shot, and I’ve really improved over the last year,” Kramer said. “And then just putting on weight is something I really need right now.”

Kramer played with the freshman team last season, but plans to play varsity this season with young, talented and deep Johnson unit. 

He’ll be playing for first-year Dragons head coach Brian Frick, who it was recently announced will replace long-time coach Bobby Sandquist. Frick was an assistant at Johnston last season. 

“I was playing varsity with team camps in June and started some,” said Kramer. “We had Peyton Williams last year and (Sandquist) really liked to play through him. (Frick) really likes to get out and run, and we all play AAU so that’ll work out perfect.”

Ahead of his sophomore season, Kramer has a big July ahead with his Kingdom Hoops squad. 

“I’m excited to get back with Kingdom Hoops,” he said. “We got some pretty good tournaments coming up.”