Incoming freshman guard Jarvis Johnson will not be medically cleared to play basketball at the University of Minnesota.
Johnson will still accept his scholarship and remain a part of the basketball program, according to a university athletic department release.
“Unfortunately, Jarvis Johnson will not be playing on our team this season,” head coach Richard Pitino said in a statement. “However, we are extremely excited that he has decided to accept his scholarship and pursue his undergraduate degree here at the [university,] where he will also remain a part of our program. Jarvis is a tremendous young man, and we look forward to having him here.”
Johnson was one of seven incoming men’s basketball recruits, and the lone incoming freshman from the state of Minnesota .
Johnson won four state titles in high school with DeLaSalle , but suffered a heart attack in 8th grade on a basketball court .
His senior season of high school, Johnson averaged 11.3 points, 3.5 assists and 2.3 steals per game .