Ohio State '20 OH CG (FR) - Demetrius "Meechie" Johnson, Jr.

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    MEECHIE JOHNSON 2.0
    At first, it was reasonable to wonder how much of new-look Meechie Johnson’s stellar play was due to the competition level. In his first competitive five-on-five games back since suffering a torn ACL 18 months prior, Johnson thrived. But those June games were against overmatched opponents.

    After seeing him show out consistently for a month, those concerns are gone. Long gone.

    Johnson, who committed to Ohio State 10 months ago, was named the 2020 Brawl For The Ball 17U Senior-To-Be MVP on Sunday soon after leading the Indy Heat to a title. Playing alongside fellow commit Kalen Etzler, Johnson looked like someone who could push for five-star status by the time he graduates from Garfield Heights High School.

    Immediately, he passes the eye test. As one Ohio State coach told Eleven Warriors, Johnson “looks like a man” at his position. He added a few inches, sprouting to 6-foot-3 while filling out a frame that has clearly added muscle over the past year and a half. He’s more explosive than he was before, retained his deft shooting touch, has shown a willingness to defend and took command of a talent-rich team. Johnson hit a game-winning layup in transition on Sunday morning to break a tie and send his team to the championship game, too.

    Want to see one heck of a prediction? Throw it back to his comments just a couple of days after committing to Ohio State.

    “When I come back, I plan on being a top-20, top-15 player in the country,” Johnson told Eleven Warriors in August 2019. “I know that I'm going to come after every single guard, everybody they have ranked over me. I'm going to grow some more inches. I'm going to get stronger. I'm going to get faster. All I can do right now is shoot, so my shot will be something you haven't seen before.”

    Just about everything he projected has come true. The rankings will be next to change.

    Given his recent history with an ACL injury, staying healthy will be as important as anything. But the Buckeyes look to have something special with Johnson already in the fold.

    Now, imagine if they can pair him to Branham.
     
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