California 2014 prospect Stanley Johnson on Calipari’s radar

Stanley Johnson - photo by Sam Morris | Las Vegas Sun
on left – photo by Sam Morris | Las Vegas Sun

has had quite the junior season for Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) High School.  The 6-foot-7, 200-pound forward averaged 19.4 points and 8.7 rebounds per game as he led the Monarchs to the California Interscholastic Federation state championship, scoring 26 points in the championship game against Class of 2013 five-star recruit and Archbishop Mitty (San Jose, Calif.) High School.

Johnson was named the National Junior of the Year by Maxpreps, the Southern California Player of the Year by the Los Angeles Times and became a consensus top-20 player in the Class of 2014.

“He’s a very gifted basketball player, inside and out,” Mater Dai head coach Gary McKnight said in a telephone interview with the Kernel.

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