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Ohio State commit Meechie Johnson Jr. transfers from Garfield Heights to ISA

Ohio State commit Meechie Johnson Jr. announced he will transfer from Garfield Heights to the International Sports Academy at Andrews Osborne in Willoughby.
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Ohio State players wait in the locker room before practice for their second round men's college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament Saturday, March 23, 2019, in Tulsa, Okla. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

CLEVELAND — One of the best basketball prospects in the state of Ohio is on the move.

Taking to Twitter on Monday, the International Sports Academy at Andrews Osborne revealed that Garfield Heights guard Meechie Johnson Jr. will be joining its program. Located in Willoughby, ISA is currently in its second year of existence after being founded by Bob Bossman and John Kopcso in 2018.

A 5-foot-11, 160-pound combo guard, Johnson ranks as the No. 3 player in the state of Ohio and No. 71 overall player in the nation according to 247Sports.com. Earlier this month, the 4-star prospect committed to Ohio State, joining Convoy Crestview forward Kalen Etzler in the Buckeyes' 2021 class.

Garfield Heights head coach and Johnson's uncle, Sonny Johnson Jr. confirmed the news via Twitter, adding that his nephew will sit out the upcoming year as he recovers from a torn ACL suffered in March.

As a sophomore, Johnson averaged 23.0 points per game and totaled 20 points in a highly publicized game against SPIRE Institute and LaMelo Ball last November.

Members of ISA attend Andrews Osborne Academy while also participating in a year-round basketball regimen. The program is not a member of the Ohio High School Athletics Association.

Johnson is the second Garfield Heights product to transfer to a prep school ahead of the start of his college career. Last year, 4-star prospect and Ohio State commit Alonzo Gaffney transferred to Brewster Academy in New Hampshire prior to the start of his senior season.

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