Bryan Johnson is a guard from Bogalusa, Louisiana that played high school ball at Bogalusa and Bensford academy. He then played at William Carey University. He played at the 2021 Howard Hoops Combine in Germany. He continues to strive for new basketball opportunities overseas.
Thanks Bryan for talking to germanhoops.com com. Where are you at the moment and how is basketball life treating you?
Hey, thank you for the opportunity it’s always a pleasure to speak with you guys. I am currently in Baton Rouge, Louisiana enjoying the summer weather.
A year ago you played at the Howard Hoops combine. What kind of an experience was that for you? What did you enjoy most from the experience?
I really enjoyed my experience with the Howard combine it taught me a lot about how to market myself and developing social skills. The guys I met where great teammates as well.
You went into the tour wanting to help your team win, have fun, bring confidence and positive energy to the team. Do you feel like you did that?
I most certainly did. We ended up winning the three on three tournament. I enjoyed being a part of a great group of guys with positive energy.
Did you stay in contact with the other guys from the tour? Did you feel like there was that positive connection between everyone or was there fierce competitiveness during the days there?
I definitely keep in contact with most of them. The competitiveness made it even better. It made everyone start producing and wanting to win.
What positives could you get from Ronald Howard (181-PG-1984, college: Mayville St.) and the Howard Hoops combine? How do you feel did your game prosper from the few days that you were able to showcase your skills?
I would say the positives I learned from the tour was to just stay positive and consistent at all times. You never know who is watching or what connections you can make.
How was the job market after the Howard Hoops tour? Was there any interest? You did play at another Euro camp averaging 7,5ppg.
I had interest just not the situation I was looking for. The euro camp was great. I should of shot the ball better other then that the performance was solid.
Do you feel like your hunger to be a pro overseas continues to grow despite having some hard ships? What keeps your dream alive?
Yes, my hunger is going to continue to grow know matter the results. I just have to stay consistent and motivated. What keeps my dream alive is me proving to myself that I am him.
You will be playing at the Eurobasket summer league from September 18th to 24th? With what kind of expectations are you going into this event?
I am super excited to showcase my talent. My expectations going into the summer league is to just play my game and help my team win.
A year ago you stated that your focusing most on your ball handling and IQ. Do you feel like you made strides in those areas in the last year?
I have definitely improved in those areas. This has been a remarkable journey. I’m very proud of myself on staying disciplined.
On what area’s of your game are you focusing on most now as you continue to improve your game?
I’m more focused on changing my paste and getting to my spots now. Also, becoming a better three level scorer.
Please explain in a few sentences why you could help any team right now?
I could help any team right now by being a spark they need. The high level shooting and hard nose defense with communication skills. I feel like every team needs that type of player to be successful.
Thanks Bryan for the chat.