Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Highly touted recruit visiting Charlotte


Noel Johnson, the 53rd ranked player in the country in the Class of 2009 by recruiting service Rivals.com, is concluding a two-day visit with the Charlotte 49ers on Tuesday.

Johnson, a 6-foot-7, 180-wing player from Fayetteville, Ga., is also the 11th ranked small forward in the country and a four-star recruit. He originally signed with Southern Cal but was recently granted a release from his letter of intent.

Johnson is considering several schools, including Georgia Tech, Louisiana State and UNLV, although Charlotte is considered the front runner, sources said.

It is unclear how Johnson would be able to receive a scholarship. As of Tuesday, all of the 49ers' scholarships are taken for the 2009-10 season.

Rivals.com describes Johnson as a wing guard with good size and an excellent jumper.

17 comments:

punkrockcowboy said...

!&#! This just might be my year. Oh my gosh I think I might have a heart attack. Gotta make it back to the NCAA tournament, gotta make it back to the tournament. Let's go Niners!!!!!!

moss2k said...

great news. Would be a GREAT addition. His game sounds like it would be a perfect fit for Charlotte.

Anonymous said...

Heard his visit went awesome. Expect news on someone giving up their schollie.

Anonymous said...

I have heard he is looking hard at going to his father alma-mater - Wichita State. Almost a done deal.

Anonymous said...

Yeh if he goes to Wichita State he will be anonymous.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, WSU has only has 4 post-season wins versus Charlottes 1 in the last 7 years including a Sweet 16 run.

Jon said...

who is giving up a scholly

Anonymous said...

10:43---If you're actually insinuating that WSU has a better "overall" bball program than Charlotte then you're a freakin' idiot!

Anonymous said...

Yeah, 2008 Charlottes 204th RPI is so impressive and the A-10 is such a great conference - not.

Anonymous said...

Bringing up Charlotte's 08-09 season--its worst in 20 years--to put down the program? Way to go.

metro said...

I am a Charlotte alum, but bashing WSU is silly. They pay former Winthrop coach Gregg Marshall 900k per year folks. They get awesome crowds, and went to the sweet 16 not long ago.

Anonymous said...

as a program, WSU can not hold a candle to Charlotte----PERIOD---regardless of what happened the last 2-3 years! Look over the last 20-30 and tell me who is better. Its not even debateable!

Anonymous said...

Yeah and Gregg Marshall has done what exacty?

Anonymous said...

I looked up and compared WSU vs Charlotte. WSU has had some pretty good players and have a few less appearances but have did more.

WSU is 5-5 in NCAA Tourn. since 1980
S-16 2006
Elite 8 1981

Dave Stallworth
Xavier "X-Man" McDaniel
Antone Carr
Cliff Livingston
Cheese Johnson

Same time frame Charlotte is 4-12

Rodney White

WSU Attendance #42 in nation
Charlotte #85

Anonymous said...

How convenient you picked since 1980. What a joke.

tl entertainment said...

I don't care , georgia southern university eagles will win the ncaa.national championship in men's college basketball this year with their new great head coach hopefully CHALTON YOUNG. go GEORGIA SOUTHERN EAGLES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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