2020 - Forward - Carlos Johnson (Target)



Michigan and Michigan State were at Benton Harbor to see 2020 6’6 SF Carlos Scooby Johnson. Benton Harbor destroyed Mattawan 80-45. Mattawan was 8-1 in Class A coming into that game. Scooby has 23 & 11 rebounds.

He is trending up big time. I sent Princeton University out there earlier this week to check him out and they absolutely loved him too. Scooby reportedly has a 4.0. Has the grades and the talent. Hopefully Michigan prioritizes him. He’s the 2020 equivalent to Romeo Weems.

2020 Recruiting Notes

Really? I like him but I wasn’t awed. He looks like a solid player but he didn’t blow me away. He just looked like he was bigger than everyone. He seemed like he was in control and had solid fundamentals. I’d like to see more against better competition.


I take that back you said there were some d1 players and 6 7 guys’ matched up. Solid player. I’d like to see more


He had 18 rebounds in the Peach Jam semi finals, then a double-double in the peach jam title game for the Family 15u that won every tournament in July. I am sure this kid is the real deal. He is a D1 talent easy. In the game against Mattawan, Carlos was frequently defending and being defended by Nolan Foster, a 6’10 Center who has multiple D1 offers himself. He gave up 4+ inches and a year age/grade and still outplayed him. I was a little skeptical of Johnson last year but his development over the summer has me convinced he is the real deal. The word out of Benton Harbor from what I heard is that he is the best player from there since Wilson Chandler. Not saying he is that level of player, but that is a very high praise being placed on him as only a sophomore.


He plays methodically which I like. I guess he wasn’t super springy but that’s ok. Trying to remember he’s a sophomore too. Has nice form and he looks like he has great body control and squares up well. What I really liked was some of those full court out let passes that were straight dimes. Obviously you won’t get away with that at a higher level but the vision and accuracy was great.



I like Scooby. Wish he was a couple inches taller, but he’s a gamer.



So is this a Brandon Dawson type player? If yes, probably not the best fit for Beilein’s system.


A great hustle, rebounding, smart, glue type guy. He also hit the game winning jump shot in last season’s Class B state championship game.