FGCU lands Three Star Guard Zach Johnson


Miami-Norland guard Zach Johnson verbally committed to Florida Gulf Coast University Men's basketball from his Twitter account earlier on Monday. The 6’2, 180-pounder out of Miami, Florida, is ranked 22nd in the state by ESPN and 60th nationally at his position. Norland has won back-to-back Class 6A state titles, and Johnson averaged 13.3 points per game. Johnson also had received offers from Florida International, Murray State and Georgia Southern, and had been highly recruited by Florida State and Miami. Florida Gulf Coast now has three commitments in their 2014 recruiting class. Johnson joins Jacksonville, Florida, Providence standout Christian Terrell and Junior College product Eric Moeller to make up the 2014 recruiting class. Johnson is regarded as a three star prospect on Johnson wasn’t on FGCU’s radar until he had attended FGCU camp in June, said his high school coach Lawton Williams.


Johnson is a strong and physical combination guard that is very athletic. He is more of a shooting guard than a point at this stage of his game. He excels on the break where he plays above the rim or scores with an acrobatic finish or through contact. Johnson plays in attack mode and has the ability create a shot with his dribble moves in order to create space for pull up and can hit the open three off the catch or rhythm dribble. Johnson has great upside and expect him to become a quality two position guard as he continues to learn the game. Just a year removed from the “cindarella story” run FGCU had in the NCAA tournament, this growing fan base should be very excited for this proven winner to bring his skills to this program on the rise.

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