Long, athletic 6’9 Marlon Johnson (Joliet West) burst onto the scene last spring as an unheralded junior known for his defense. Now, not only his growth from a 6’1 freshman to a 6’9 senior has drawn comparisons to Anthony Davis (Kentucky), also from Illinois, but his ability to block shots and run the floor. Still a raw talent who has only played several years of organized basketball, Johnson has singlehandedly put the city of Joliet, Illinois back on the basketball map. Many Illinois basketball fans got their first good look at Marlon Johnson at the 81st Pontiac Holiday Tournament (Pontiac, IL). Look for more highlights from Pontiac on ballislife.com.