LeBron James’ love for Dior Johnson outweighs his commitment
A juicy game recently unfolded at the 2021 Peach Jam tournament, with NBA superstar LeBron James praising a battle between former Syracuse 2022 basketball five-star engagement Dior Johnson and the Orange four-star engagement 2022 Justin Taylor.
According to statistics provided by basketball.exposureevents.com, Johnson and his group AAU, the Vegas Elite based in Las Vegas, defeated Taylor and the Washington, DC-based team takeover, 66-61.
I couldn’t watch this game live, but King James himself sent a tweet in which he praised Johnson for connecting on two tough shots down the stretch to help seal the Vegas Elite victory. . It’s cool stuff.
The 6-foot-3 Johnson, an elite point guard, and the Taylor 6-foot-6, a stellar wing, performed well. Johnson has compiled 19 points, 11 rebounds and three assists. Taylor also generated 19 points and he had a solid 9 of 16 from the field.
Former Syracuse basketball pledge Dior Johnson has impressed NBA star LeBron James.
In a certain context, Johnson initially engaged with Orange in February 2020. But last November, he reopened his recruitment process.
More recently, Johnson is verbally committed in Oregon after having led Washington by Mike Hopkins among his group of five finalists. Taylor, meanwhile, signed up for basketball from Syracuse in late June, picking the ‘Cuse over North Carolina, Indiana, Virginia Tech and Virginia.
In a separate enticing game at Peach Jam, Johnson and Vegas Elite fell by a count of 87-70 at the NY Renaissance based in New York.
Members of the NY Renaissance include Orange 2022 priority targets Kyle Filipowski, a four-star forward, and Chance Westry, a four-star goalkeeper. Additionally, Syracuse basketball takes an interest in yet another NY Renaissance player, the underrated 2022 goalie Denver Anglin.
Johnson had 13 points, nine rebounds and six assists in the loss. For the NY Renaissance, Filipowski recorded nine points, 10 rebounds and five assists. Westry produced 10 points and nine assists.
So far, at the prestigious Peach Jam, held in North Augusta, SC, Westry has racked up a ton of assists in many games. Filipowski, Johnson and Taylor also turned out to be some of the top high school contenders at this annual event.