Name: Ricky Johnson Jr.
High School/Mascot: St. Vincent-St. Mary High School/Fighting Irish
College: Offers but undecided...
Current City: Akron, OH
Birth date: February 17, 1993
Height/Weight: 5' 10" 167lbs
Position: Point Guard
On your sport…
How long have you played basketball? What inspired you to play?
Since I was 3! Just always loved the game…
Where is your favorite place to play?
What is your favorite number? Why?
25. It was my Uncle Gus Johnson's number.
Do you have a pre-game ritual? If so, what is it?
Sit quietly and think about the game.
What made you choose your high school?
The tradition it has.
If you didn’t play basketball, what sport would you play?
What is the worst experienced you’ve had? What did you learn from it?
Losing the district championship my freshman year! I learned to become a better leader on the court.
What do you consider as your greatest accomplishment?
Winning a State Championship my sophomore year in high school.
What has it been like to play for Coach Dru Joyce?
It’s been a great experience playing for Coach Dru! He has taught me how to use basketball to get a good education as well as how to apply it to my life and become a better young man.
How has basketball helped you become who you are today?
I carry the things that I learn from basketball and apply them into my own life.
How has your family reacted to all of your sporting success?
What separates you from everyone else in life?
My desire to become great in basketball and in life!
Behind your sport…
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
Chillin with friends, going to the movies, eating, and sleeping…
Name a Fun Fact about yourself that people may not know.
My birthday is the EXACT same day and EXACTLY 30 years apart from Michael Jordan (MJ- Feb 17, 1963 // RJ- Feb 17, 1993)
Facebook or Twitter?
What is your favorite movie?
More than a game
Ps3, Xbox or neither?
Who is the most influential person you’ve met?
What do you value the most?
Family and my basketball talent
Is there anything that you regret or would take back in your life?
Outside of basketball, what are your visions/goals in life?
Becoming successful and being able to care of my family.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Hopefully the NBA
How do you feel about being the Dorm Rumor?
I feel special
What are your thoughts about Mylan Murphy?
Mylan is my dude! He is cool
What will you continue to Strive4?
Being the best player my team needs me to be!
When you hear “St. Vincent-St. Mary High School”, the first thing that probably comes to your mind is LeBron James; since that is the high school he attended. You might have also seen the movie “More Than A Game” which focuses on the lives of LeBron and the “Fab 5” from Akron, OH (LeBron James, Sian Cotton, Willie McGee, Dru Joyce III, and Romeo Travis) who all attended St. Vincent-St. Mary High School together. Regardless, you get the point; there is nothing but HISTORY and TRADITION behind the name of this high school! I’m here to tell you about a young hooper that is currently at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School following the lead and tradition that his big homies established; Ricky Johnson Jr.
Just because Ricky is from Akron, OH and goes to the same high school that the Fab5 went to, please don’t get it twisted! Ricky has been on the map for years! He created a name for himself as one of the top point guards in the country a long time ago through the AAU circuit; his talent on the court definitely speaks for itself! He’s already been exposed to things that the majority of us never will never get the opportunity in life to do; winning a State Championship for his high school (Sophomore year), traveled the country, competed against the best players in the country, and is even being recruited by colleges all throughout the country. I want you all to take a moment and ask yourself a question; here are a few different scenarios, so EVERYBODY can relate. (To read the rest of this article, please click on the following link: www.GlobalGrind.com/user/MylanMurphy)