- Sep 9, 2015
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Chantel Jennings breaks down the top upcoming prospects she watched at an EYBL tournament in Chicago.
Chloe Johnson | Class of 2028 | 5-10 guard
EYBL: All Iowa Attack (17U) | HS: Marshall, Duluth, Minn.It’s one thing for a rising eighth grader to be on the floor with players four years older and not look out of place. It’s another thing entirely when that eighth grader doesn’t look out of place even though they’ve only practiced three times with the team. That’s the case with Johnson, a rising eighth grader from Duluth, Minn., who got connected with All Iowa Attack before nationals and slotted right in for with the team that made a run to the title game.
Johnson has obsessive compulsive disorder and anxiety and said playing basketball helps her relax, so she looks forward to three- or four-hour workouts and pouring herself into that time. Though her baseline stats from Nike Nationals won’t blow your socks off (she averaged just over eight points in 17 minutes a game), take notice of her shooting percentages: 54 percent from the floor and 50 percent from beyond the arc. She holds only two offers so far — Minnesota and Gardner-Webb — but she’s going to be a top-five player in her class if her trajectory continues. Johnson will be the next elite guard out of the state of Minnesota.