Johnson’s timing just right at NYC basketball Classic

Published 2:59 am Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Jim Walker


NEW YORK — Kevin Chase Johnson doesn’t seem to need much time to do anything.

The Ironton Middle School basketball player who just turned 14 has only played organized basketball for one year, but that didn’t stop him from being selected to play in the New York City Middle School All-Star Classic held last weekend.

The 6-foot-2 Johnson was selected after NYCMS commissioner saw his abilities displayed in a video and invited the young player to participate in the annual event.

Johnson was not only selected, he got a quarter of playing time.

While his time on the court was limited, he again made the most of his minutes as he hit 2-of-4 field goal attempts to score four points, grab seven rebounds and block two shots.

The game was held Saturday at Truman High School in Bronx, N.Y.

Kevin Chase is the son of former South Point standout Kevin Johnson.