Back when LeBron James still wore a Cavs uniform, he visited a Garfield Heights high school game with then teammates J.R. Smith and Dwyane Wade. They were all there to watch a freshmen sensation that James still refers to as his "nephew." That player, in the 2017-18 season was guard Demetrius "Meechie" Johnson, who made headlines by scoring 50 points in just his second high school game. Two years later, Meechie, a 6'0 combo guard who is part of the 2021 recruiting class, announced he'll play college basketball at Ohio State.
Johnson was being recruited by top programs around the country and ultimately selected Ohio State over Big Ten rivals like Indiana, Michigan State and Wisconsin. He's entering his junior year and is coming off an ACL injury but according to 24-7 sports, is the 71st ranked prospect nationally in the 2021 class and the No. 5 combo guard. Johnson is the second player in Ohio State coach Chris Holtmann's 2021 class, joining another in state star, 6'8 forward Kalen Etzler of Convoy. Johnson's ball handling is impressive, as is the range he has displayed on his jump shot. You can check out some of his highlights here.