This past season, the rising star was named District 5-AAA Player of the Year for the second straight season.
Johnson, a 6-4 guard, totaled 1,641 career points for the Owls and Coach Jesse Nayadley, including making 323 career 3-point shots. Johnson led the Ooltewah club to a 27-5 record last season, 103-33 total for his career.
“Jervon is probably the most highly touted freshman we’ve ever signed,” said Brown. “He has a chance to contribute significantly right away. He has good length and is an excellent 3-point shooter.”
In his senior season, the newest Flame totaled 14 games scoring at least 20 points, four times scoring over 30, bringing his career scoring average to 21.6 points per game.
Nayadley, named Best of Preps Coach of the Year, had nothing but praise for the graduating senior. “It’s pretty amazing to hit that many (3-pointers); you just can’t leave him open.
“He is a pure shooter and is long too. He’s going to have to get stronger, but he’s working on that and once he gets that strength, he’ll be tough to deal with,” added Nayadley. “(Jervon) is one of the better players I’ve had over the years; it’s going to be hard to replace him.”
“(Lee has) been on me since the beginning of the season,” Johnson said recently. “I really like the coaching staff and felt comfortable there. I think I can go in and do a lot there.”
Johnson is the son of Larry and Tera Johnson of Chattanooga, and in 2012 led the Owls to their first trip to state tournament in 32 years.
“We think Jervon is going to develop the ability to slash to the basket,” added Brown. “He handles the ball well for a bigger guard. He is also a good student and will be a good fit for Lee University.”