One of the toughest jobs for NCAA basketball coaches is attracting recruits who are not only elite talents but who fit the way the coach wants to play. A point guard who might be a perfect option for Bo Ryan’s slowdown offense at Wisconsin could just as easily struggle in Roy Williams’ light-speed fast break at North Carolina.
One top 2014 prospect who will need the right system to excel is highly touted SF Stanley Johnson. The athletic wing isn’t a first-class jump shooter, but his strength and ball-handling ability make him an ideal option for a team whose perimeter players get to drive the lane on a regular basis.
Read on to see which offense would help Johnson shine the brightest, along with best-case scenarios for the rest of Rivals.com’s 5-star prospects for 2014. If a player has already committed, we’ll still examine where he might have fit best, in addition to what he’ll bring to his actual future program.