Star guard reclassifies to 2019 class

Five star recruit and key boys’ basketball team member Johnny Juzang ’19 announced his reclassification from the class of 2020 to the class of 2019 April 24, meaning that he will attend college in the fall and forgo his senior year of high school.

Juzang made his announcement through an Instagram post in which he thanked the Harvard-Westlake staff, the coaches on his club team the Compton Magic, his family and everyone else that helped him through his high school journey.

The 6-foot-7 guard said that he reclassified because he wants a new challenge.

“I’m a nut for growth and improvement,” Juzang said. “I have always looked for ways to get better and situations I can put myself in to grow as a person and a player. I’m obsessed with it.”

Juzang said that the decision is not due to anything negative toward the Wolverine program.

“My decision has nothing to do with unhappiness,” Juzang said. “But, as I thought about my senior year and compared it to a year of college, and I ultimately decided I was ready for the next challenge. I felt that I would get more out of a year at that level than at the high school level, developmentally. There were also lots of great programs with great opportunities to make an immediate impact as well.”

The post’s caption ended with him saying that he will make his college decision in the next few weeks.

“I have an idea of where I want to go right now, but I do not have a list,” Juzang said. “I will probably release one in the upcoming weeks.”

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