Markell Johnson latest star to reclassify
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Markell Johnson latest star to reclassify

Cleveland point guard won't have pressure Thornton faced

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Look for Markell Johnson’s reclassification gamble to land somewhere between Jamal Murray and Derryck Thornton.

The North Carolina State-bound point guard is the latest example of a high-profile basketball recruit entering college early. Johnson, a four-star point guard as a junior last season for Cleveland East Tech, will play for the Wolfpack this season by graduating early to reclassify for the Class of 2016. ... 

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Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan is an award-winning sportswriter and the author of "Raye of Light". Tom has also written for the San Diego Union-Tribune, Voice of San Diego,,, and Gameday Central. He has won multiple first-place awards from the San Diego Press Club and first place from the Copley News Service Ring of Truth Awards. The National Football Foundation/San Diego Chapter presented him its Distinguished American Award in 2003 and USA Track and Field’s San Diego Chapter its President’s Award in 2000.

Raye of Light: Jimmy Raye, Duffy Daugherty, the integration of college football and the 1965-66 Michigan State Spartans

By Tom Shanahan; Foreword by Tony Dungy; August Publications

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