Taft’s Johnson NE-10 Bound
Unsigned seniors continue to come off the board this week as Taft School guard Shamir Johnson is the latest to announce his commitment.
Johnson is headed to Stonehill College next year to compete in the Northeast 10 Conference according to a tweet from his father on Wednesday night.
The longtime Connecticut Select product starred on both the grassroots circuit as well as multiple Ivy League Elite Camps this past spring and summer. A well known prospect since arriving at Taft as an underclassmen, Johnson is smooth and skilled. He shoots it well off both the catch and the dribble, has good perimeter size, and is a solid athlete as well.
"Shamir has been a leader on and off the court during his four years at Taft," head coach Shavar Bernier said. "He is one of the most consistent scorers in school history and since his freshmen year has been called upon to guard opponents' best players, but his quality of character as a person far overshadows what he is as a basketball player."
The 6-foot-3 guard averaged almost 13 points per game along with 6 rebounds as a junior and serves as the team's captain in his senior season.
The Rhinos rounded out their pre-holiday schedule with a run to the finals of the Hill School Tournament in Pennsylvania before losing to the host school.
Below are some of Johnson's highlights from his junior season.