Former MML forward James Johnson (Saginaw Heritage) just finished out his sophomore season at Jackson Community College (Jackson, Michigan). Johnson was recently honored with a first team all-conference designation. He was also selected to the District 8 all-tournament team. He led the Jets with 17 points and seven rebounds per game this season.
Johnson, now a 6-4 guard, has expanded his game to the perimeter and is now being recruited by NCAA D-1 and D-2 schools.
Jackson just fell short of a regional championship over the weekend in Indiana, losing to Grand Rapids Community College.
James is a great example of a player who was willing to make sacrifices to become the player he knew he could be. He went from being a gangly, raw power forward to a polished (and physically strong) shooting guard in just more than two years.