- Broomfield, COHometown
- Monarch High School
- 72Overall Rank
- 12Position Rank
Nike TOC-Dec. 10: Ultra athletic forward who makes play after play. Despite being somewhat undersized in the post her vertical allows her to be a presence at both ends. Was able to knock down several pull ups as well as finish around the rim. Occasionally took the ball herself off the rebound or steal but still needs to sharpen her ballhandling to be a perimeter option on a consistent basis. Demonstrated good instincts and anticipation which makes her an impact player anytime she's on the floor. Has all the physical tools and the basketball skills are well on their way. (Lewis)
Alexus Johnson is a versatile 6-0 junior guard/forward who can shoot. She also, however, can take her height down low and mix things up in the paint. Because of this versatility, Johnson had a very successful outing at the Nike TOC. She moved well with and without the ball, was active, and agile. While Monarch teammate Eliza Normen drew much attention from the opposing defenses, Johnson quietly went to work and got things done in an impressive fashion. She was dominant on the glass, scraping rebounds on both ends of the floor. She has great court vision and is able to read the flow of the game well. These all helped Johnson to always seemingly be in the right place at the right time to make a needed basket or throw an impressive pass. All aspects of her game seem to be in place, giving Johnson the potential to grow into a very sound, complete player. With time on her side, Johnson will continue to improve and add value to her stock as her career progresses. (Bodine)
Her progress from Boo Williams in April to now is promising. A lot of the wild plays that showcased her athleticism but drew into question her decision making are gone. She has an explosive way about her and what stood out is how her skills and athleticism translated to a more structured team environment. Her physical tools didn't disappoint, even in the halfcourt. If her steady progress and development improves, she could really catapult up the 2012 rankings and be one of the premier prospects in the West. (Hansen)
Boo Williams-April 10: There are few in the athletic class of this Broomfield, Colo., forward. She took absolutely no time to catch recruiters' attention when she won the jump ball by tapping to a teammate and then pushed her 6-2 frame down the left side of the lane, beating everyone to the rim to finish. In the open court she is a major threat. She can put the ball on the floor some but really needs to refine her finishes. She has the quickness, length and aggressiveness to create havoc is she spends the time to develop her game in the half court she could be a star in high school and the next level. (Hansen)
Chicago-Oct. 09: The Boulder Rockies had several athletes that stood out at the USJN events and Alexus Johnson may have stood out among them. Showing improvement almost on a possession-by-possession basis, the ultra-athletic 6-0 forward made some eye-catching plays. Somewhat undersized in the post, she used her high-rise leaping ability to create shots at the rim and mid-range in the paint. She plays physical enough to mix it up down low but thoughts of her on the outside come to mind down the road. Her lateral speed and quickness are there, and if the perimeter skills come along she could be a force on the wing.
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