Stanley Johnson Considering Adding Kansas to List

By CHIP MILLER

Special to ZAGSBLOG

FRISCO, Texas — Stanley Johnson, the No. 12 player in the Rivals 150 for the Class of 2014, is considering adding another big-time program to his list.

“One school that just offered me is Kansas,” the 6-foot-6 small forward from Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei told SNY.tv at the Nike EYBL stop here.

“I’m talking with them a little bit. I got a little bit of interest in them.”

Johnson’s current list consists of seven schools — Arizona, Kentucky, Florida, Oregon, Duke, UCLA and USC 

Kansas is attempting to get in to the star prospect’s recruiting late, something that caused Johnson to raise a question to Jayhawks head coach Bill Self.

“We had a little talk and I was wondering, ‘If I was the type of a kid that you wanted that bad, why haven’t you called me before this?’ Johnson asked Self.

Johnson said Self told him: “I really haven’t seen you, we’ll I’ve seen you, but I really haven’t seen you. Last week you really impressed me and I feel like you’re our No. 1 prospect.”

Johnson showed some of the game that impressed Self on Saturday. After a slow first half in the morning game, he lit up the stat sheet in his normal fashion, ending Day 2 at the EYBL here with an impressive 19.5 points and 9.0 rebounds per game.

In his first game, Johnson was a no-show until the 2-minute mark of the first half, when he drained back-to-back 3-pointers and two foul shots to pull his Oakland Soldiers within 11 points at the half, eventually finishing with 17 points and 11 boards.

So what intrigues Johnson about Kansas?

“Just having that talk and seeing how he wants to use me in the game, that’s really the biggest thing that attracted me to the school,” he said.

Johnson said it’s too early to officially place the Jayhawks on his current list, but it’s definitely not out of the question.

“I wouldn’t say I’m putting them on my list,” he said. “I want to talk to them a few more times and make sure it’s right, but they’re a really good school and I’m really glad I got an offer from them.”

For now, teams like Kentucky, Arizona and Florida know their competition for Johnson, but that could change quickly and the space at the top could get a little smaller, especially when a heavyweight like Kansas knocks on the recruiting door.

And for now, Stanley Johnson is listening.

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34 comments
McGeorge
McGeorge

I like it.


Kickers are so good now that the PAT is almost automatic, and boring.  I DVR games and fast forward to the next kick off  after a TD is scored.



Iain Bartholomew
Iain Bartholomew

Quick question - if you choose to snap from the two can you drop-kick for a single point?

williamg1
williamg1

See what tanking a season gets you (Knicks).

SofarSogood
SofarSogood

Speculation has it that the league is considering a change from the 15 yard line to the 7.5 yard line for the Patriots.

UncleJoe
UncleJoe

Silly, just plain silly!

Boozer32
Boozer32

This stinks and what is their logic behind it. They tested in the preseason last year and it stunk then.

Jeff E. Guy
Jeff E. Guy

Somehow, some way, this will only work to the Patriots advantage....



DRFC
DRFC

What is the percentage of 32-33 yd FGs last year (compared to PATs)?

DRFC
DRFC

Last year, kickers converted a record 99.3 percent of PAT kicks


Historically, a 33-yard field goal is a 93-94 percent play.


Yippee. Casual fans rejoice!

J. Smooth
J. Smooth

@DRFC Why do we have to make the PAT an exciting play? Is the NFL clientele so ADHD riddled that they can't have any breaks from nonstop action?

DRFC
DRFC

@J. Smooth @DRFC Yeah, next thing you know they'll make the Pro Bowl determine who gets home field adv... oh wait.

Disgruntled Jets Fan
Disgruntled Jets Fan

New rule: if the to-go distance is over 40 yards, offense gets to have an extra player. Because EXCITEMENT.

scott dewey
scott dewey

Only real reasoning is major effect on pointspreads.... (I know..I know) it's not fixed...but who's to say a small part of it isnt....ie. no change in winner. But kicker misses a meaningless xp and team only wins by 13 instead of 14... but if it's 27-14 instead of 28-14 with a o/u of 41.5 it makes a major difference

Boozer32
Boozer32

@Brendan @juunit Trade it. Russell going to Philly. Winslow is garbage and Mudiay is nothing special.

joemustgo
joemustgo

@Brendan That's what you get when you send Steve Mills to represent you.

williamg1
williamg1

"Line of Scrimmage For Patriots Moved..."

...is what I initially read.

Lloyd Jay Reife
Lloyd Jay Reife

Should have made a TD 7 points with the option of going for 2 points either a kick from the 20, or a run from the 2.

Disgruntled Jets Fan
Disgruntled Jets Fan

Meh. I hate that this takes away the possibility of faking anything. Not that anyone ever does, I guess. I do like letting the defense score on a return.

But really, I just wanted the choice of taking an automatic 7, or 6 and trying the 2 point conversion. That made the most sense to me.

This rule is just going to make people hate kickers more.

Hanknaples
Hanknaples

@Disgruntled Jets Fan

They tried to make the PAT more exciting by moving the PAT to the 15 and The LOS to the one for the two point conversion!! But leave it to these Yokles to make it a half A$$ deal by changing only HALF of the rule 

Disgruntled Jets Fan
Disgruntled Jets Fan

If they moved it to the one, I'd go for it every single time. the one yard conversion rate is high enough to warrant it (it just has to be over 50% if the PAT is still near automatic).

joemustgo
joemustgo

So, anybody know what the success rate is for 32 yard FGs? My guess is the rate of 2 point attempts will be (1-[32 yard rate])/3. Team won't automatically go for two if they miss a PAT early in the game, so I predict we will see a very slight increase in 2 point tries. Not very innovative.

__fense
__fense

Fixing things that aren't broken. Every kicker in the league can consistently make a 32 yard field goal anyway, so what does it matter? All that it's doing is eliminating the possibility of a fake kick for a 2 point conversion.