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Miami lands 2024 forward Isaiah Johnson-Arigu



Totino Grace (Minn.) forward Isaiah Johnson-Arigu has committed to Miami over finalists Iowa, Northwestern, Texas Tech, Virginia Tech and Arizona State.

The 2024 prospect is Miami’s second commit this cycle, joining consensus-rated four-star guard Austin Swartz, who pledged to UM on Sept. 5.

Johnson-Arigu’s recruiting stock has risen in recent months, as he had a prolific spring and summer on the Adidas 3SSB circuit with D1 Minnesota. Northwestern offered the 6-foot-7 forward on May 2, and other high-major programs quickly followed.

Miami was the most recent Power Five school to offer Johnson-Arigu on July 12, and the Hurricanes were able to get him on campus for a visit on Sept. 8. Johnson-Arigu also visited Nebraska, Butler, Iowa and Virginia Tech throughout his recruiting process.

Scouting Report:

Johnson-Arigu draws some comparisons to former Miami guard Jordan Miller. Like Miller, Johnson-Arigu is 6-foot-7 and can play both small and power forward. Both players also have similar offensive strengths. Johnson-Arigu has a solid mid-range game that features a smooth turnaround jumper. He shows good pace when attacking the basket and can hurt defenses with his three-point shot off the catch. Johnson-Arigu is not a flashy ball handler, but he can do enough to get to his spots. He has also shown potential as a playmaker on kick-outs and in transition. Defensively, Johnson-Arigu times shots well when rotating as a weak-side rim protector and manning up the opposing player.