Ronnie Johnson Making More Noise


The Boiling Point: Purdue basketball recruit Ronnie Johnson is turning some heads at an elite camp.

2012 Purdue recruit Ronnie Johnson got an invite to NBPA Top 100 Camp and he’s taking full advantage of being in front of all the nation’s top scouts.

Heading into Saturday’s action, the point guard from Indianapolis was averaging 10 points a game through four games and only 18 guys at the camp were in the double-digit category for scoring. Plenty of people took notice.’s Jerry Meyer said this after session one

"Ronnie Johnson (2012 point guard)- Cut out of a similar mold as (Indiana recruit Yogi) Ferrell, Johnson finds the crevices in the defense. Although not as naturally gifted as Ferrell, Johnson is a lower risk point guard who will knock down jumpers like Ferrell."’s Eric Bossi said this after session two.

"Ronnie Johnson, PG – Johnson looks to be about as good of an on the ball defender as there is in camp. He’s not huge, but he is wiry strong, speedy and doesn’t force things that aren’t there."

The praise continued on Saturday with a couple tweets about Johnson, who’s the brother of current Boilermaker Terone.

"“Purdue PG commit Ronnie Johnson with a quality morning session game.” @JaceyZembal, who’s a basketball write in North Carolina"

"“Ronnie Johnson showing range, 2 threes here. Maybe the most underrated player at camp.” @TheHoopsWindow, midwest scouting service"

Keep in mind, everything Johnson is doing is against the nation’s top high school talent. Considering many of the guys Purdue’s been recruiting have been known about for years, Johnson is a bit of a late bloomer. He wasn’t offered until this spring and is just now starting to showcase his ability on a national level. In the last round of rankings, Johnson checked in at No. 120 as a three-star guy. Expect that ranking to rise a ton the next time those ratings come out.

Rapheal Davis is also at the camp. He dropped 12 points in a game on Friday and was averaging 6.5 heading into the weekend. Davis is ranked No. 95 in the 2012 class.