Texas Basketball: 3 elite 2024 recruits on Longhorns’ Christmas wish list

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Tre Johnson, SG

By far the most impressive hoops player in the 2024 class is the insanely talented five-star Dallas Lake Highlands shooting guard/wing Tre Johnson. The Dallas native is one of the highest-rated hoops prospects in the last decade. And the talent level that Johnson put on display at the outset of the 2022-23 high school basketball season at Lake Highlands certainly matches the hype surrounding his recruitment.

Johnson is the unanimous No. 1 2024 basketball recruit in the nation among all the major recruiting services. The 6-foot-5 and 180-pound budding superstar is tremendously skilled and developed in almost every phase of the game.

Johnson is a great shooter that can score at all levels of the offensive halfcourt. He’s got an incredible shot from deep that he could translate to become a 40 percent-plus shooter from deep at the collegiate level. Johnson also has a lightning-quick first step that allows him to get to the rim or at least get to the part of the floor that he wants to create his look.

The all-around playmaking ability is certainly there in abundance for Johnson too. He’s got a great handle on the basketball and has a very natural passing ability for a two-guard/wing.

The defensive game that Johnson brings to the table is also well ahead of his years. He’s a disruptive perimeter defender that can switch to three different positions without issue.

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If Johnson is somehow able to reel in Johnson in the 2024 class, there would be no bigger win on the recruiting trail. Johnson has the makings of a future No. 1 overall pick in the NBA Draft, which will likely come to fruition in 2025 with his current trajectory.