The 2014 recruiting season has been a ridiculously successful campaign for Roy Williams and the North Carolina Tar Heels. Yesterday however, they took a rare loss when Robert Johnson surprisingly picked Indiana over UNC.
Johnson is considered a skill volume shooter with pretty good 3-point range and a great ball handler. Johnson is an extremely confident scorer but he lacks strength and explosiveness. Johnson figures to fit in very nicely with Indiana’s fast-paced aesthetic.
Rivals.com ranks Johnson as the number 42 player nationally. This past season Johnson averaged 16.5 points and 4.8 rebounds per game with his AAU program this past season. His ability to play both guard positions effectively makes him a very good addition for Indiana.
Most prognosticators heavily favored UNC to land the four-star prospect. However, with UNC’s already crowded 2014 class perhaps Johnson thought that he would have a larger role with Indiana. Currently, Johnson is the only committed prospect in Indiana’s 2014 class.
Tar Heel fans shouldn’t get to down about the loss of Johnson. The 2014 class is extremely deep at shooting guard so it won’t be too hard to find a replacement for Johnson. Currently, UNC is recruiting five-star recruits Dante Exum and Rashad Vaughn. If UNC were to land either of these prospects it would only further cement their status as the number one recruiting class for 2014.