September 17, 2009

Relationships put Cavs over the top for Johnson

Throughout the recruitment of four-star big man James Johnson, most onlookers viewed Virginia as something of a long shot in the process.

But all the while, the Cavaliers were slowly establishing a strong position with the 6-foot-9, 225-pounder from Wildomar, Calif., and when Johnson made the trip across the country last weekend for his official visit, while his intention wasn't to commit on the trip, he ended the process in favor of UVa.

What put Virginia over the top for Johnson?

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