Stanley Johnson Latest to Announce on Friday

Stanley Johnson is the latest high-profile recruit to set his announcement for Friday at 4 p.m. ET.

The news was first reported by Ben Roberts of NextCats, who spoke with Johnson’s high school coach, Gary McKnight.

The 6-foot-6 Johnson joins Jahlil Okafor, Tyus Jones and Cliff Alexander as big-time prospects who will announce Friday on ESPNU.

He will choose from among Arizona, Kentucky, USC, Oregon and Florida, although it may be more of a three-team race between the first three.

Johnson recently told that following his recent visit to USC he would be taking a break before any future visits and hadn’t set dates for Oregon or Florida.

“I’m not really into decision-mode at this point,” he told last week.

Now, apparently that has changed and Johnson is ready to pull the trigger.

Arizona has long been considered a favorite, and has a pipeline to Johnson’s AAU team, the Oakland Soldiers.

Kentucky is Kentucky, and Johnson told he was still considering them.

And USC is the local option that has made a strong impression on him.

“It really is close as a person going through recruitment,” he told last week. “They’re doing a great job recruiting me. Both schools [Kentucky and Arizona] are.”

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