Brewster Academy shooting guard Durand Johnson has verbally committed to the University of Pittsburgh for the fall of 2011.
Johnson, a Baltimore native who will be doing a post-graduate year at the Wolfeboro, N.H. prep school, announced his commitment tonight on his Twitter page.
The 6-foot-7, 190-pound Johnson is the 39th-ranked shooting guard in the Class of 2011, according to our colleagues at Scouts, Inc. His most recent scouting report had this to say about him:
"Johnson showed well in Big Shots DC Assault in earning All Tournament honors. He is as smooth a shooter as they come in the 2011 class. He has NBA range on his 3-ball and is great at using a shot fake to set up a 1-2 dribble pull up. He has always had the range and quick trigger to pull on the catch in the break or off a step back. Johnson can shoot the fadeaway in the post and has a big time pull back dribble he goes to quite a bit. He has added the dribble drive to his game and can now set up other players with his penetration and precise passing. Durand has superb elevation and a tight release on his jumper that allows him to take and make tough shots. His release is effortless. He has become even more versatile improving his handle in the open court. A top 10 SG that is receiving high major conference looks after reclassifying."