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Junior-college guard Justin Johnson sets up official visit with Nevada

Justin Johnson
Justin Johnson will take an official visit to Nevada later this month. (South Georgia Tech athletics)

Justin Johnson, a 6-foot-7, 190-pound wing player originally from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has set up an official recruiting visit with Nevada, according to a report from ScoopmanTV.com.

Johnson played last season for South Georgia Tech, a junior college in Cordele, Ga. 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 Albany, Arkansas State, Austin Peay, Drake, Illinois-Chicago, IUPUI, Kent State, Missouri State, Stetson, UMBC, Florida International and Western Kentucky, although his visit with the Wolf Pack is his first official. That visit will take place Aug. 30, coinciding with Nevada's season-opening football game.

“They’ve been on me probably the hardest,” Johnson told ScoopmanTV.com about Nevada's recruitment. “So they’re at a good spot with me. Just seeing how it feels to be there. Looking at the campus, the facilities and just getting a feel for it.”

Johnson plans on taking more visits in the fall before narrowing his list of schools to a handful of finalists. Johnson would be eligible to play for his next school in 2020-21 with two years of eligibility.

Nevada has three more open scholarships in the 2020 recruiting class, although a fourth would be available if the team doesn't fill its open 13th scholarship spot for this upcoming year. Alem Huseinovic, a guard from Scottsdale, Ariz., is the only verbal commitment in Nevada's 2020 class.

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