JuCo wing Justin Johnson decommits from Nevada, still considering Wolf Pack

Justin Johnson
Justin Johnson has decommitted from Nevada. (South Georgia Tech athletics)

Nevada basketball commitment Justin Johnson is back on the open market, although he will still consider playing for the Wolf Pack.

Johnson, a junior-college transfer from Georgia, verbally committed to the Wolf Pack after an official visit to the school in August. Johnson's original plan was to take multiple official visits before committing to a school, but he gave his non-binding pledge to the Wolf Pack after his trip to Northern Nevada. Johnson recently made the decision to open his options and take other visits.

"Me and my family just want to make sure we make the right decision with this process and take my other visits," Johnson said in a text message to Nevada Sports Net. "Nevada is a school I would still consider."

Johnson's decommitment was first reported by his coach, Travis Garrett, to Johnson now plans on making his commitment in April's late signing period, which will allow him to play his second season of junior-college ball and potentially raise his recruiting stock.

A 6-foot-7, 190-pound wing player from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Johnson played for South Georgia Tech in Cordele, Ga., last season. He averaged 18.9 points, 6.3 rebounds, 1.4 steals, 1.3 assists and 2.5 turnovers per game as a freshman. He shot 46.7 percent from the field, including 30 percent from three, and 59.6 percent from the free throw line.

Johnson also has offers from Louisiana Tech, Florida International, Albany, Arkansas State, Austin Peay, Drake, Illinois-Chicago, IUPUI, Kent State, Missouri State, Stetson, UMBC, Florida International and Western Kentucky. Johnson will be eligible to play for his next school in 2020-21 with two seasons of eligibility.

Johnson's decommitment leaves Nevada with two oral commitments, both being prep players in Arizona. Alem Huseinovic, a combo guard from Scottsdale, Ariz., was the first commitment in the 2020 class. He is joined by DeAndre Henry, a power forward from Phoenix who committed to Nevada while taking an official visit with Johnson. Those commitments aren't binding until a national letter of intent is signed. The first signing period is in November.

Nevada has three remaining open scholarships to hand out in the 2020 class. Here is a look at the entire class.

Offbeat News