Posted: 1:58 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013
Highly regarded Robert Johnson, a guard out of Richmond, is set to announce Friday and UNC and Indiana are widely seen as favorites. VCU isn’t mentioned, which is a bit of a surprise given the rise of the program. Then again, Richmond is a tough town and it wouldn’t surprise us to see a kid want to get away to go to school.
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On the other hand, VCU did pull off something pretty significant when they won a commitment from Top 50 forward Terry Larrier, who chose the Rams over UConn.
Stop and think about how unlikely that is: VCU beat three-time national champions UConn for a kid out of NYC.
On the other hand, he might want to get away from home, too, and Richmond might seem like a much slower place than New York. Slower, yes; less dangerous? That’s debatable.