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College Basketball Recruiting: Avery Johnson, Jr. commits to Texas A&M Aggies


The Texas A&M Aggies got a commitment from a name that should be quite familiar to basketball fans.

Avery Johnson, Jr. gave his pledge to the Aggies on Saturday.

He announced his decision via his twitter account.

Johnson is the son of former NBA player and coach Avery Johnson.

The elder Johnson went undrafted in 1988, but played in the NBA until 2004, including stints with the Seattle Supersonics, Denver Nuggets, Houston Rockets, Golden State Warriors (twice), Dallas Mavericks and three different stops with the San Antonio Spurs. He won a title with the Spurs in 1999. He then became an assistant coach with the Mavericks before taking over as head coach from 2005-2008. He then coached the New Jersey/Brooklyn Nets from 2010-2012.

The 5’11 Johnson is from Plano, Texas and attends Plano West High School. He is ranked as the 73rd best point guard prospect, the 24th best overall prospect in the state of Texas and the 343rd best overall prospect in the class of 2014, according to 24/7 Sports’ composite rankings.

Johnson, who had interest from the Baylor Bears, Florida State Seminoles, LSU Tigers and Maryland Terrapins (but no offers), visited the Aggies earlier in the week.

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