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Jarvis Johnson (Photo credit: Kyndell Harkness/Star Tribune)








175 lb



Minneapolis (MN) De La Salle HS

Howard Pulley

Rankings Rankings

Rivals: 3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit (NR PG)
Scout: 3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit (#27 PG) Red_arrowdown_medium
ESPN: 4-star recruit4-star recruit4-star recruit4-star recruit 80 (#26 PG) Red_arrowdown_medium
24/7: 4-star recruit4-star recruit4-star recruit 89 (#22 PG / #135 overall) Red_arrowdown_medium
Northstar Hoops: #1 player in Minnesota in 2015

Last updated: May 5, 2015
Previous Rankings: 3-star (#132 overall) > 4-star PG (#85 overall > #75) by Rivals; 3-star (#21 PG > #20 > #19) > 4-star (#12 PG/#71 overall > #10/#64) by Scout; 4-star/80 (#22 PG > #16 > #15 > #11) > 82 (#8 PG/#55 overall) by ESPN; 4-star/91 (#17 PG/#103 overall > #18/#100) > 90 (#25/#98 > #24/#93 > #20/#80) by 24/7
Rankings at time of commitment: 3-star (0.8839) by 247 Composite, #28 PG/#161 overall/#2 in MN, 3-star by Rivals, Scout & ESPN

Honors Honors

2014 Third Team All-Metro (StarTribune)
2013 All-Tournament Team (AAA)
2012 All-Tournament Team (AAA)

Statistics Statistics

2014: 6.2 ppg, 1.9 rpg, 2.2 apg, 1.3 spg | EYBL (adv)
2013-14: 11.3 ppg | Junior (DLS) - MN Basketball Hub
2012-13: 7.6 ppg | Sophomore (DLS) - MN Basketball Hub
2011-12: Freshman (DLS)

Verbal commitment Verbally committed to Minnesota

Jarvis Johnson had to survive a scary moment -- collapsing on the court with a heart condition -- when he was 14 to even reach the point he's at today. It's remarkable to think that a young player just a few years removed from having a heart defibrillator put in can excel as a high major college basketball prospect, let alone be one of the most athletic and bouncy point guard prospects the midwest has produced in some time.

Wisconsin began scouting Johnson since at least 2011. There was a definite Badger connection in Johnson's recruitment through his aunt, Faith Johnson Patterson, who starred for the Wisconsin women's team in the early '80s. Another family member, sister Tyseanna, was a big-time recruit in her own right and chose Iowa State. Her decision was thought to play a role in where Johnson chose to attend school because the two are very close.

Johnson teamed with Reid Travis and Sacar Anim to win three straight AAA state titles for De La Salle. His best early offers prior to Wisconsin were Creighton, Iowa State, Minnesota, Penn State and UCLA, but he also heard from Cincinnati, Kansas, Marquette and Minnesota.

Heading into his senior year, Johnson set official visit dates in September and October for three of his top suitors: Minnesota, Wisconsin and UNLV. The Badgers were to get his second visit on Sept. 20. After receiving a new offer from Baylor, planning a visit there, and then witnessing the Gophers' next to last open scholarship taken by Jonathan Nwankwo on their official visit to Minnesota together, however, reports surfaced that Johnson had decided to stay home after all.

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09.11: DeLaSalle's Jarvis Johnson, top Minnesota hoops recruit, to commit to Gophers (Star Tribune)
09.10: Jarvis Johnson: Official visit at Minnesota was fun (Star Tribune)
08.14: Q&A: Jarvis Johnson Discusses Upcoming Official Visits With Gophers, Badgers and Rebels (
07.18: Jarvis Johnson Says He Plans to Check out Kevin Dorsey at Peach Jam (
06.29: Q&A: Jarvis Johnson on Gophers (
05.23: Top Minnesota recruits wonder, 'What if ...' (Pioneer Press)
05.06: Jarvis Johnson taking more of a lead role this AAU season (Star Tribune)
03.15: DeLaSalle rolls past Austin for third straight 3A title (Pioneer Press)

07.18: Q&A: Jarvis Johnson Talks Gophers, Badgers and Upcoming Unofficial Visits (
07.13: McClure makes triumphant return from injury (Rivals)
07.12: Recruiting: 2015 PG Jarvis Johnson (
07.09: Catching up with DeLaSalle's Jarvis Johnson (Star Tribune)
03.23: DeLaSalle wins 3A title - and maybe best of show (Pioneer Press)

09.03: DeLaSalle PG Jarvis Johnson Hoping for Gophers Scholarship Offer (
05.20: Standouts From Fury Invitational (Hardwood Elite)
03.24: DeLaSalle tops Washburn with OT buzzer basket to win 3A title (Pioneer Press)
02.05: Family tragedy brings brother, sister closer on court (CBS Minnesota)

Multimedia Audio / Video

News feature: Johnson on Recent Gophers Visit: 'I Enjoyed It' - KSTP (07.19.14)
Highlights: Jarvis Johnson New Mixtape (De La Salle HS Summer Ball) - YouTube/IA Elites (06.28.14)
Highlights/Interview: Jarvis Johnson Highlights & Interview - YouTube (04.20.14)
Highlights: Jarvis Johnson Junior Mixtape (DeLaSalle HS) - YouTube (01.28.14)
Highlights: 2015 Point Guard Jarvis Johnson - YouTube (12.21.13)
Interview: Jarvis Johnson - Badger Blitz/Vimeo (12.20.13)
Highlights: Jarvis Johnson '15 Official Mixtape - YouTube (06.24.13)
Highlights: Jarvis Johnson Highlights Vol. 1 - Hardwood Elite/YouTube (07.30.12)
News feature: Family tragedy brings brother, sister closer on court - WCCO (02.05.12)
Highlights: Number One Point Guard Jarvis Johnson Minnesota Pump and Run - YouTube (07.30.11)

More Info Additional Info

2013-14 Schedule | Star Tribune, Pioneer Press

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