BrandonClayScouting: Player Card – Jamal Johnson

Class of 2017 guard Jamal Johnson of Ala., jumped up the rankings with consistent performances. His #BCSReport Player Card is here. Photo cred - Ty Freeman

Class of 2017 guard Jamal Johnson of Ala., jumped up the rankings with consistent performances. His #BCSReport Player Card is here. Photo cred – Ty Freeman


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2015 NIKE EYBL. Headshots.

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Jamal Johnson  (Birmingham, Ala.), Spain Park HS / Alabama Challenge – 2017
Height: 6’4″

Position: Guard
Committed College: Memphis
Star Grade:
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By: @JLHemingwayPSB & @BrandonClayPSB

Date: December 18, 2015
Evaluator: Jonathan Hemingway
Location: City of Palms Classic (Fort Myers, Fla.)

Johnson is a longer option at the point guard position. He’s most comfortable with the ball in his hands. Johnson is a good athlete, capable scorer in addition to passer.

Date: December 18, 2015
Evaluator: Jonathan Hemingway
Location: City of Palms Classic (Fort Myers, Fla.)

Johnson played the PG full-time this weekend. He shot it pretty well today in a loss to Montverde Academy, but it was his ability to attack the rim that was most impressive today. He drew fouls and scored a team high 22 points.

Date: May 24, 2015
Evaluator: Brandon Clay
Location: Nike EYBL (Minneapolis, Minn.)

Johnson was good again in this eval showing himself to be a long, right-handed option at the point guard spot. He hit the open 3-pointer but not showcasing himself as a specialist in that regard

Date: May 24, 2015
Evaluator: Jonathan Hemingway
Location: Nike EYBL (Minneapolis, Minn.)

Johnson’s 3pt jumper was inconsistent today, but he did finish shooting 42% from beyond the arc on the circuit season. I am not ready to classify Johnson as a full time PG as his decision making and assist numbers are left to be desired. He averaged 2 assists and 2 turnovers per game. His overall FG % was poor at 39%. He is a big contributor at 13 points per game, but consistency will be the issue for him moving forward.

Date: October 11, 2014
Evaluator: Brandon Clay
Location: John Lucas Invitational (Louisville, Ky.)

Johnson showed in this eval that he can create some off of the bounce as well. He’s got good size at the two guard position and is a good athlete.

Date: July 17, 2014
Evaluator: Jonathan Hemingway
Location: Nike EYBL Peach Jam (North Augusta, S.C.)

Johnson played a bit of PG and SG here today. He is a smooth guard with skill. He has a very nice pull-up jumper. His game seems to rounding out and he was more impactful today than what I have seen in the past two viewings.

Date: May 17, 2014
Evaluator: Jonathan Hemingway
Location: Nike EYBL (Hampton, Va.)

Johnson again played off of the ball here today. He has a solid handle, but lacks a definable specialty. He is good in space going downhill.

Date: December 21, 2013
Evaluator: Jonathan Hemingway
Location: Steel City Invitational (Birmingham, Ala.)

Johnson is a freshman playing on a big stage here this afternoon. He shot the ball very well here today and he has the technique that will afford him to be able to shoot it consistently. He is not quite ready to be a creator off the of the dribble as of yet. He doesn’t have the explosiveness and he is very right hand dominant.

Highlights of Johnson courtesy of Courtside Films

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Brandon-Clay-Bio-2Brandon Clay is the Executive Camp Director of the Elite Basketball Academy and the owner of Brandon Clay Scouting. Clay is also the owner of Peach State Basketball, Inc., and serves on the Naismith Trophy Men’s / Women’s College Player of the Year Academy and the HS Boys / Girls All-American Team Board of Selectors. He is also the Director of Scouting for the OTRHoopsReport.com National Scouting Report. Clay has been involved in the community since 2001. You can reach him at BrandonClay@PeachStateBasketball.com

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 CoachHemi.com. He has been involved in the community since 1996 as a coach, camp director and evaluator. You can reach him via email at JonathanHemingway@PeachStateBasketball.com and follow him on  twitter @JLHemingwayPSB