Oregon basketball recruiting: 5-star guard Dior Johnson commits to Geese for 2022



Oregon landed its second-highest ranked recruit since 247Sports started ranking prospects as five-star level guard Dior Johnson, the No. 7 total prospect within the 247Sports Composite for the 2022 cycle, dedicated to the Geese on Tuesday. Johnson selected Oregon over Washington, Alabama and Kentucky. He additionally thought of taking part in abroad within the NBL on a proposal reportedly value greater than $1 million and was initially dedicated to Syracuse.

“I made a decision to decide to Oregon due to the nice relationships I have constructed with the teaching workers,” he instructed ESPN. “I needed to commit now as a result of I felt like Oregon was the place for me.”

Johnson is the highest level guard in his recruiting class and the most effective prospects no matter place within the draft-eligible class of 2023. With a 6-foot-3 body and a powerful deal with, he is a deadly offensive weapon who can create buckets for others and is able to scoring at will. This is 247Sports’ Jerry Meyer on his evalution of Johnson from final fall:

Good size and stature for a degree guard. Fast athlete with excellent physique management. Has super instincts as a driver and passer. Delivers the troublesome cross. Finishes the troublesome shot. Excessive degree lay up maker. Has a number of fade away strikes to his proper shoulder. Shoots the ball nicely sufficient to be thought of a three-level scorer. Has potential to rebound his place nicely and be a harmful versatile defender. Has bounced round to a number of highschool which some view as a yellow flag.

Oregon has 4 notable incoming gamers for 2021 — two transfers and two recruits — however Johnson is the primary to hitch the Geese for 2022. With a 99.74 Composite rating, he ranks simply behind Bol Bol, who with a 99.89 rating in 2018 nonetheless ranks because the highest-rated recruit in program historical past.



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