- Charlotte, NCHometown
- Oak Hill AcademyHigh School
- —Overall Rank
- 19Position Rank
TOC Dec. 08: Johnson catches your eye when she walks in the gym with her size and build. However there are times that her play gives you the impression that's she inexperienced at making the most of her physical attributes. She has moments that are impressive and give you a glimpse of what's possible, but consistent play has got to become a given for her to be an impact contributor on any level.
Nike Skills May 08: Ariel Johnson is a post with huge upside. She is listed at 6-5 and has tremendous reach. She has the frame to add strength and be successful in college. She could have used her size to really push people around in the paint but didn't show that killer instinct against smaller competition. If she focused on starting with and maintaining a lower base, she would be a more consistent presence in the paint. In terms of athleticism, size and upside, you may not find too many with more potential than Johnson. The question for a kid with incredible natural gifts is how good does she want to be?
Club Team: NYC Gauchos
Recruiting Update: as of 8/6/09 her top eight schools are GEORGIA, N.C. STATE, CAL, MIAMI, UNCC, GEORGIA TECH, DUKE, VCU, PITT