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UTEP Basketball: Latest 2016 offer goes out to Jalen Johnson

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Tim Floyd & Co. reached out to a versatile 6’6 Louisiana wing for their latest target.

Baton Rouge, Louisiana wing Jalen Johnson announced that Tim Floyd and UTEP offered his services for the class of 2016 late last night.

Johnson, a 6'6 wing was recently named the Louisiana Sports Writers Association's 3A Outstanding Player, as well as a spot on the Class 3A All-State team after a strong senior season.

The versatile Johnson averaged 21.8 points, and 8.3 rebounds per game last season for University High, leading them to consecutive state championships.

He's seen his stock rise over the past calendar year, and was on the same AAU team last summer as 2016 five-star prospect Malik Monk in where Johnson averaged double figure scoring numbers last summer on Nike's EYBL Circuit.

Southern Miss., Tulane, FIU, and UT Martin have all offered the consensus 3-star prospect.

SCOUTING REPORT From Future150.com

STRENGTHS

3pt Shooting
Athleticism
High-Volume Scoring
Mid-Range Shooting
Off-The-Dribble Shooting
Scoring On All Three Levels
Size For Position
Upper Body Strength
Ability To Create Plays
Feel For The Game

NEEDS TO IMPROVE

Changing Pace
Help-Side Defense
Lateral Quickness
Low Post Moves
Offensive Rebounding
Playing Above The Rim
Speed
Vocal / Floor General
Playing Without The Ball