TeamPSB Featured Player Evaluation: Mychal Johnson August 2012

West Virginia Thunder guard Mychal Johnson was on point all club season earning her a return invite to our Elite Basketball Academy All-American Camp. *Photo by Ty Freeman

Mychal Johnson of Huntington, W.Va., is one of the nation’s top guard prospects in the class of 2014. The two-time Elite Basketball Academy (2011 & 2012) All-American has offers from most of the power conference schools up and down the eastern seaboard.

By: Brandon Clay

Height: 5’8”
 – Graduation Year: 2014
Current HS Position: PG/SG – Projected College Pos: PG
School: St. Joseph’s – Location: Huntington, W.Va.


Johnson has turned herself into one of the nation’s top guards in the junior class with her unique ability to make shots and set the table for her teammates. Those traits along with her athleticism on both ends and a willingness to defend have schools from all over the country lined up to get a verbal commitment from her. Johnson’s efficiency might be the most impressive part of her game right now. She impacts games offensively without needing a large volume of shots to do so by hitting quality shots from all angles and distances.

Areas To Improve

After getting noticeably stronger over the past twelve months, Johnson can continue to work on that aspect of her off-floor game. She’s taking contact and finishing now even on the inside. That said, she’ll have to take one more step to be able to be an impact option on Day One at the elite college level two falls from now.

The Bottom Line

Johnson’s stock has risen more in the past twelve months more than any other player in the class who started off as top 100 caliber prospect. She’s now a legit first cut guard in one of the deeper guard classes in recent memory. With schools from every power conference in play for her services, look for the two-time Elite Basketball Academy All-American to have a legitimate chance to be both a McDonald’s and WBCA All-American as well.

Brandon Clay is the publisher of the and the owner of Peach State Basketball, Inc. The service is picked up by more than 200 colleges and universities nationwide. He serves as the Executive Camp Director for the EBA All-American, Fab Five and Super 64 Camps. In addition, he serves as a national recruiting analyst for ESPNHoopgurlz and a contributor to SLAM Magazine. Clay has been involved in the community since 2001 as an evaluator, event operator and trainer. You can reach him at [email protected] or follow him on Twitter @BrandonClayPSB