I hope you’re not getting tired or bored by the stream of Marquette recruiting updates coming your way on these electronic pages, because they’re not stopping any time soon. The latest and newest update to the men’s basketball recruiting saga is the news that Marquette has offered a scholarship to Johnny Juzang, a forward in the class of 2020, which comes to us by way of his club team.
6-7 Johnny Juzang @HWHoops has picked up an offer from Marquette @JohnnyJuzang— Compton Magic (@Compton_Magic) May 17, 2018
As you can see from the tweet, Juzang is listed at 6’7” tall by the official Compton Magic Twitters, and he’s measured as a 6’6”, 200 pound small forward on his 247 Sports page. The nice people at 247 Sports like Juzang an awful lot, as their Composite system ranks him as the #25 player in the class of 2020. That has him just inside the five-star prospect cut line in the system, which comes between #26 and #27. Juzang is ranked as the eighth best small forward, behind guys like Wisconsin’s own Jalen Johnson, and the fourth best player in the state of California.
Thus far, Juzang’s recruiting attention has largely been coming from Pac-12 schools, with offers from Arizona State, Cal, UCLA, USC, Oregon, Utah, and Washington dominating his page. Things are starting to spread out a little bit, though, as Miami and Alabama have offered him a spot, and 247 Sports includes Kansas on the list of schools interested in him. Juzang plays on an absolutely loaded Compton Magic squad that has two of the three best 2019 kids in California, and two of the other four top five kids in the state in the class of 2020. When you’ve got four top 50 prospects between two recruiting classes playing next to you, you’re going to draw even more attention as the summer progresses.
Juzang has been a major part of his high school team since stepping onto campus. According to MaxPreps, he’s averaged 19.1 points in 59 career games in two years for Harvard-Westlake, which is just up the street from UCLA’s campus. He’s not just a scorer, though, averaging 8.4 rebounds and 2.4 assists in that time, too.
This is probably the best highlight clip for Juzang, running a little over 2:20 and coming from last June.
This one is a little more current, as it was published just 17 days ago, but it’s only 90 seconds long.
The class of 2020 looks to be a pretty important one for Marquette and head coach Steve Wojciechowski. There will be four freshly available scholarship spots to fill, and it’s not going to be a picnic trying to replace Markus Howard and Sam Hauser, who are slated to graduate in May of 2020.
Here’s what the scholarship table looks like right now.