Hoopster Recruit Radar – Johnson, Fischer Find Homes In College
In a pair of late college basketball signings from the state’s boys high school hoop landscape, Detroit Edison power forward Deante (Spider) Johnson signed with Cleveland State and Warren De La Salle point guard Justin Fischer inked with Lake Superior State. If we’re talking about value and upside, these two have it by the ton.
The long, athletic and incredibly active 6-foot-8 Johnson is the second grab for Cleveland State this month. Last week, Wayne Memorial combo guard Rashad Williams signed on the dotted line with the Vikings.
Scouts project Johnson as a defensive menace at the next level, ready, willing and able to guard all five positions on the court.
The definition of heady and a tempo setter, Fischer might be the best passing floor general in the senior class – i.e. this kid dimes out like a Vegas slot machine. His De La Salle club this winter will most likely be the frontrunner in the Catholic League, looking to unseat five-time defending champ U-D Jesuit.
In other recruiting news from the hardwood, New Haven’s Romeo Weems and Old Redford’s Mark (Rocket) Watts visited colleges over last weekend and Southfield Christian’s Harlond Beverly picked up a Big Ten offer. All three players are juniors and ranked high in the Class of 2019.
Weems, a 6-foot-6 swingman and the No. 1-rated player in the state’s junior class, visited DePaul in Chicago, while Watts, the most sough-after point guard in the junior class, too a visit to Missouri in Columbia.
Following an outstanding offseason, Beverly (6-foot-4) continued building his elite recruiting resume by bagging an offer from Ohio State. He could be the top off guard prospect in the his class.
Weems won a state title in Class B last winter. Beverly’s SCS team lost at the buzzer in the Class D state finals.