July 11, 2006

UT targets perform well at shoe camps

The month of July is the most hectic 31 days for high school basketball prospects. The first week of the month is the week of shoe camps and it's a period on the calendar that the top level prospect circle on a yearly basis. The camps feature the best competition and the best individual match-ups possible on the summer circuit.

The Texas Longhorns first commit in the 2007 class, Gary Johnson, took part in the Nike Camp for a second straight year. Johnson is a prospect that has built his reputation as a lunch pail type through consistent effort that he seemingly brings every time he touches the court. Rivals.com analyst Justin Young says Johnson, while quiet for the first couple of days, played the game as he always does.

Johnson, Rivals.com's No. 24-ranked prospect in the 2007 class, finished the camp with his best performance in the senior all-star game. He connected on 8-of-9 field goals, finishing with 19 points and five rebounds.

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