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Johnson still looking

April 15, 2003

The spring national signing period starts Wednesday and one of the top basketball recruits in the nation still available is former Dougherty High star Alexander Johnson.

However, Johnson will not be signing with any school for at least two weeks.

That's because he still has some has two schools he wants to visit.

Bridgton Academy coach Whit Lesure says Johnson will visit the University of Cincinnati this weekend and Connecticut the following weekend.

Two other schools in the running for Alexander Johnson are Florida State and Indiana.

Lesure says the 6'9" Johnson probably won't sign a scholarship until he returns to Albany early next month.

Alexander Johnson signed with Georgia during his senior year of high school in November of 2001 but went to Bridgton Academy in Maine when he didn't meet academic requirements.

Georgia last month said they were dropping their recruitment of Johnson when they learned that a former guidance counselor at Colquitt County High School had attempted to hire a student to take the college entrance exam for Johnson.

Johnson has denied any involvement with that former guidance counselor.

Coach Lesure says Johnson took the S.A.T. in Maine and his score was 920.

He adds that Alexander Johnson has a 3.0 grade point average at Bridgton and will gradutate next month.

Coach Lesure says Johnson was the most dominant player in the New England Prep School Conference where he averaged 25 points, 13 rebounds and six blocked shots a game.