Considered on of the best prospects remaining within in the confines of the infamous transfer portal, Marvin Johnson narrowed down the list of possible destinations less than a week ago. Contemplating the decision, the Ohio State Buckeyes, Arkansas Razorbacks, and Georgia Bulldogs vied for the commitment of the 6’6 wing out of Eastern Illinois. In the end, it would be Porter Moser and the Oklahoma Sooners securing the verbal from Johnson.
Possessing plenty of experience at the collegiate level, Johnson quickly starred at the junior college level before attracting the attention of other programs like Eastern Illinois. Ultimately, the wing player solidified himself as a high-major prospect after leading the Panthers in scoring a 15.3 points per game to go alongside 4.7 assists. Clearly a facilitator with the ability to create for himself, Johnson opted to utilize an extra year of eligibility granted by the NCAA due to a global pandemic.
Looking for a scorer to compliment the strengths of another transfer in Jordan Goldwire (former Duke guard) whose specialty is defense, it’s safe to say that Coach Porter Moser had his eye on Johnson for some time. Fitting the bill offensively, the lengthy Johnson also has the potential to guard multiple positions on the perimeter. Simply put, the addition will likely allow the Sooners to remain competitive in the Big 12 Conference during the upcoming season.