One of the best guards in all of the 2025 NCAA Basketball recruiting class is Jasper Johnson. He's a 6'4 combo guard from the state of Kentucky, who now plays in Missouri from Link Academy. He has all of the natural tools to be a great player on both ends, capable of scoring at all three levels, particually from the three-point line.
Johnson is someone who at the right spot, could be a 15-20 ppg scorer at the next level. He's a consensus five-star prospect in the 2025 class, ranked in the top 10 overall per most sites. Reportedly, Johnson is now down to 10 options, including some big names.
Here's a closer look at how he'd fit with each of the 10 teams.
Alabama Crimson Tide
With Mark Sears playing at an All-American level (20.0 ppg) and Aaron Estrada being a senior, Alabama will be without a ball-handler for at least the next season. Assuming they land a one-year transfer, it'll open things up for a class of 2025 star to come right in.
The Crimson Tide are after other targets, including Mikel Brown Jr. and Meleek Thomas. If five-star class of 2024 commit Derrion Reid is around for another year, they'd have a quality backcourt for the 2025-26 campaign. And considering how prolific the offense is under Coach Nate Oats, it's a compelling option for Johnson.
Coach Bruce Pearl has worked with five-star freshman PG Aden Holloway, with solid results so far. He has another five-star joining the fold a year from now in Tahaad Pettiford, who is another five-star ball-handler. The program is a consistent top-20 team in the SEC and should remain a contender going forward.
Plus, the Tigers usually runs a multi-ball-handler offense so regardless of who returns, Johnson will have an opportunity to have the ball in his hands a lot while not affecting the system.