NCAA Pre-Season Love for EPA Hoops Star Corey Johnson

People continue to take notice of Elite Performance Academy basketball athlete Corey Johnson as he prepares for his freshman season with the NCAA's defending Ivy League Champions Harvard Crimson. has Corey listed as one of the top "Under The Radar Non-power Conference Freshmen".


Crazy to think but Harvard is actually selected to finish fourth within the Ivy League in some preseason polls this year. Sure, the losses of Steve Moundou-Missi and Wesley Saunders will be tough to bear, and throw in the ACL injury that will force star lead guard Siyani Chambers to miss the entire season, and many would believe that there will be a setback for the Crimson this season. Think again. Sure, Columbia, Princeton, and Yale are more than good enough to earn the automatic bid that the Ivy League receives, but expect for Evan Cummins, Chris Egi, and Zena Edosomswan to step up their games and compete for another title come conference play. However, guard play will be crucial for Tommy Amaker’s bunch and that is why Corey Johnson should explode out of the gate and surprise many with his perimeter abilities in Cambridge.

With good size standing at 6-foot-4 and a deadly outside jumper, I wouldn’t be all that shocked to see Johnson set a few Crimson records for 3-pointers made throughout the course of his career. He can do more than just shoot it though, where the Canadian plays the game the right way, defending his man out top, getting involved for every loose ball play, and even facilitating whenever the chances are allotted to him. He is automatic with his feet set from off the catch, especially from the corner regions on the floor, and should be a major weapon on the floor. Said one source within the program, “He is a rookie of the year candidate in our league. Maybe the favorite. He has been really shooting it well and shows off a high IQ. NBA scouts have been in to see him already.” That is enough for me to state that the outside marksman will establish himself as a presence in the backcourt for Harvard and surpass the slight rankings that had been placed upon him coming up through the ranks.

The Crimson start their season with an exhibition game on November 7, then the NCAA schedule kicks off on November 13.

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