Who needs to hire assistant coaches before you get transfer commitments from some of the biggest targets on your board? That was Ben Johnson’s mindset today when he got exactly that from George Washington standout sharpshooter, Jamison Battle.
Battle went to DeLaSalle high school in Minneapolis, which is also Johnson’s alma mater. I wrote more about Battle over the weekend, when listing Minnesota high schoolers who were being contacted by Ben Johnson out of the transfer portal (see excerpt below).
During his two seasons out in DC, Battle started 45 of 47 games and averaged 36 minutes per night. He has a career 3PT % of .363 and averaged 17 points per game as a sophomore. He gobbles up 5 rebounds per game, to go along with his outside shooting.
Calling Jamison Battle a perfect fit for Ben Johnson and the Minnesota Gophers would be a major understatement. Battle and Johnson both graduated from DeLaSalle high school, the Gophers desperately need shooting help and Ben wants to recruit shooters, which he made very clear in his introductory press conference.
Eric Strack | Minnesota Sports Fan