Class of 2018 guard Xavier Johnson has kept up a busy summer with yet another offer.
This time around, the Bishop O’Connell (Va.)/Team Takeover (D.C.) player has received a scholarship offer from Creighton, announcing the news on Monday.
Blessed to say that I have received an offer from Coach McDermott and Creighton University!! #GoBlueJays pic.twitter.com/XtqvnKiPUE— Xavier Johnson (@TheXavierJ0) July 17, 2017
This is Johnson’s fourth offer of the summer, in what has been a productive offseason period for the 6-foot-3 point guard.
Aside from Creighton, Johnson has previously received offers from South Florida, N.C. State, Nebraska, Tulane, Manhattan, Towson, Washington, Georgia Tech, and fellow Big East Schools, Providence and Georgetown.
The Creighton offer comes just a day after Team Takeover’s appearance in the Peach Jam 17U championship game.
Through 16 games on the Nike EYBL circuit, Johnson has averaged 8.0 points per game, 2.5 assists per game, and is 52.4 percent on the floor. His level of play over this past weekend at Peach Jam has been great, and schools have started to take notice.
Johnson is an explosive slasher-type guard that can blow by his defender and finish around the basket. He’s solid from the free throw line, so don’t expect him to be a liability there. Defensively, he’s an excellent perimeter defender, as his quickness easily translates over to the other end of the court. He is a high energy type of player that doesn’t really take plays off.
At 165 pounds, Johnson will need to bulk up, but that is something that can be worked on at the next level. He can knock down mid-range jumpers, but isn’t a true threat from long range.
As for the Bluejays, they currently have two point guards on their roster—sophomore Davion Mintz and senior Tyler Clement. Both saw an uptick in playing time last season after Maurice Watson’s season-ending ACL injury. Creighton’s incoming class consists off a big man and two players who predominantly played shooting guard in high school, so there is a need for another facilitator on the floor.