Penn State added a very talented shot-maker from Massachusetts to its family today. Dallion Johnson is currently the lone recruit coming in next season but he will fill a position of need. The 6-foot-2 guard from Andover, out of Phillips Academy, weighs in at 170 pounds.
Johnson is currently listed as a 0.8898 recruit in the 247Sports composite rankings and will likely improve on that in his final season. By the time he gets to Penn State he will be one of the more highly-touted recruits to join the team in recent years.
With another season to improve, Johnson is currently ranked 153 nationally. That puts him slightly ahead of where Rasir Bolton and Myles Dread were at this point in the process, in terms of ranking against the rest of the players in the country. Dread was 173 nationally, also a 0.8900-rated three-star prospect heading into his senior season. He then added 3 points to his ranking, finishing at 0.9209, by the time he got to Penn State.
Here is a look at Johnson’s game, with some shots of him driving and dishing, also scoring his 1000th point at Phillips Academy.
Johnson had offers from Davidson, George Washington and Rutgers among others, and is rated as the best player in Massachusetts in the 2020 class. Last season he hit 3.5 deep balls per game and scored 20.2 points per contest.
He scored more than 20 points nine times last season and was held under 10 just once, in the second game. Here is what his coach had to say about his play.
“Dallion is one of the best scorers I have ever coached,” said Phillips head coach Terrell Ivory. “He’s very composed, smooth, he can get his shot off from anywhere and he has an excellent basketball IQ.”
That bodes well for Pat Chambers, who will be looking to replace Curtis Jones, an incoming graduate transfer guard, following this season. With Lamar Stevens and Mike Watkins playing their final season, there is room for another player or two in the 2020 class. This is a great start for coach Pat Chambers, who has been strong on the recruiting trail in recent years.
Welcome to the family, Dallion!