Tennessee State University men's basketball head coach John Cooper announced on Thursday the signing of shooting guard Reggie Johnson during the NCAA's early signing period.
Johnson, a native of Chicago, signed his National Letter of Intent (NLI) last month and is rated as one of the top-5 under-rated players in Illinois according to Slam Magazine writer Dave Spahn.
The 6-foot-2 shooting guard missed the majority of last season's high school action due to injury, but returned to average eight points, three rebounds and two assists per game during the second half of the season for St. Joseph's High School.
"We are extremely happy to have Reggie join our program," noted Coach Cooper. "Reggie comes to us from St Joseph's High School in Chicago which has a storied basketball history over the years. He is an excellent student and role model. We look forward to having him here in the fold and watching his development over time."
During the summer, the physical guard scored multiple 30-point games for AAU Illinois Old School. He also helped take IOS to the Adidas Take 5 Silver Pool Final Four. He is compared to the likes of current TSU Tiger Patrick Miller and will have a strong defensive presence. Johnson will be the fifth Chicago area student-athlete on the Tigers next season.
This season, Johnson is expected to be the go-to player for the St. Joseph Chargers. He is considered to be one of the top players in Chicago's Catholic League.
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