BrandonClayScouting: Player Card – Brandon Johns

Class of 2018 forward Brandon Johns of Lansing, Mich., shows his versatility consistently during viewing periods. (Photo by Jon Lopez)

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Photo (USA Basketball)

Brandon Johns (Lansing, Mich.), The Hill Academy / Spiece Indy Heat
Height: 6’8″
Position: Forward
Committed College: Undecided
Star Grade:


By: @JLHemingwayPSB & @BrandonClayPSB Player Evaluations

Date: May 24, 2016
Evaluator: Jonathan Hemingway
Location: Nike EYBL Session IV (Suwanee, Ga.)

Johns is a combo forward who played bit inside and out. He seems more comfortable facing the basket currently. His stats reflect that as he hit 24 threes this year in 20 games. He averaged only 3 rebounds per game as well. At 6-8 he has potential, but next should tell us more about his production.

Date: October 5, 2015
Evaluator: Brandon Clay
Location: USA Mini-Camp (Colorado Springs, Colo.)

Johns is a consummate utility wing player. He’s gotten bigger, plays with consistent effort and brings length to the forward position even in an elite setting.

Date: May 28, 2015
Evaluator: Brandon Clay
Location: USA Basketball U16 Trials (Colorado Springs, Colo.)

Johns has the length to spend time at either forward position. He didn’t showcase a speciality in this eval but did display a game similar to Brachen Hazen. Johns hasn’t shown himself to be the knockdown shooter than Hazen has but has that capability.

Date: October 3, 2014
Evaluator: Jonathan Hemingway
Location: USA Basketball Mini-Camp (Colorado Springs, Colo.)

Johns is a great shooter. He has an easy stroke, which stood out especially in the drill setting. He has a lanky build that should fill out in time. He ran the court well here today and even showed the ability to finish in traffic.

Date: October 3, 2014
Evaluator: Brandon Clay
Location: USA Basketball Mini-Camp (Colorado Springs, Colo.)

Johns reminds me a lot of fellow Michigan product Brian Bowen (2017). Johns is a long, slender wing with a feathery touch on his outside jump shot. He shot the 3-pointer well here and was solid in games versus the 2017 grads and ’15 grads.

Highlights of Johns of UM



Staff-Pic-B-ClayBrandon Clay is the owner of Peach State Basketball, Inc., and He serves as the Executive Camp Director for the Elite Basketball Academy Camps. Clay is a McDonald’s All-American Game Selection Committee member. He also votes on the Naismith Trophy Men’s / Women’s College Player of the Year Academy and is the HS Boys / Girls All-American Team Board of Selectors Chairperson. He has been involved in the community since 2001. You can reach Clay at

Coach Hemi-100-100Jonathan Hemingway is a National Evaluator for the OTRHoopsReport. Hemingway serves on the Board of Selectors for the Naismith Trophy. also He is also the publisher of He has been involved in the community since 1996 as a coach, camp director and evaluator. You can reach him via email at and follow him on  twitter @JLHemingwayPSB