LHS senior Bryce Johnson commits to Kansas City Kansas Community College

Lawrence High's Bryce Johnson pushes the ball up the court after picking off a pass to Free State's DK Middleton during the second half on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Lawrence High senior Bryce Johnson is the latest city basketball prospect to commit to a college for the 2020-21 season.

In a Twitter post on Wednesday evening, Johnson announced that he would continue his academic and athletic career at Kansas City Kansas Community College, where former Free State High and KU standout Brady Morningstar is an assistant coach.

Johnson averaged 9.1 points and five rebounds per game for Mike Lewis’ Lions during the 2019-20 season, which ended with a first-round loss in their sixth consecutive appearance at the Class 6A state tournament in Wichita.

Johnson’s production earned the 6-foot-5 forward honorable mention all-state and all-area recognition from the Journal-World, Topeka Capital Journal and Sunflower League.

“Bryce had a huge impact on all of our success this past season and we will miss him,” Lewis told the Journal-World on Thursday. “He was a hard worker and someone you looked forward to seeing each day.”

In announcing his commitment, Johnson thanked God, his family, his friends and teammates, his coaches and teachers and all of the college coaches who recruited him.

Lewis said the fit at KCKCC was a great place for Johnson to begin his college career.

“He will have the opportunity to continue to improve,” Lewis said. “And he most likely will be in a position to earn playing time early in the season.”

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