SHELDON HS - Played his senior year for Sheldon High School in Sacramento after transferring from Franklin HS in Elk Grove, Calif ... helped Sheldon to a 27-6 record and the CIF Northern California Open Division final, where they lost to Archbishop Mitty ... scored 24 points, including five 3-pointers in semifinals win over Jabari Bird (Cal) and Salesian ... scored career-high 42 points in a 97-92 win over Deer Valley and Marcus Lee (Kentucky) ... debuted in January for Sheldon with 24 points at the All-Star SugarBowl Classic ... named 2013 Sacramento Bee First Team All-Metro ... will play in the inaugural West Coast All-Star Classic on May 11 in Kent, Wash. ... as a junior at Franklin, Johnson averaged 16.8 points per game, 2.5 assists and led his team to a 22-6 record and the quarterfinals of CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Boys Basketball Playoff ... ranked as the No. 85 player overall by Scout.com; 22nd among shooting guards ... No. 91 overall player according to Rivals.com ... 25th ranked shooting guard according to ESPN.com ... slasher-type player that is explosive athletically and also can shoot from long range.
Coach Romar on Johnson: Physically, with his body type, he is ready to go right now. He's aggressive, strong and a slasher that goes to the basket, but he compliments it with a nice jump shot. I don't want to compare him to Terrence Ross, but Terrence had that blend of being a slasher and a shooter. Terrence is probably a better shooter, but in terms of slashing, Darin is probably better at slashing to the basket. He wants to become a better basketball player. He likes our style; he feels our style matches who he is as a person and a player and he decided to pick the university of Washington. We could not be happier.