Theodore Roosevelt PG Johnnie Shuler commits to La Salle


Theodore Roosevelt senior Johnnie Shuler committed to La Salle on Tuesday. (Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post)

 

Theodore Roosevelt guard Johnnie Shuler committed to La Salle on Tuesday, just 48 hours after he returned from his first official visit at the Philadelphia school.

On Sunday, the 5-foot-11 Shuler said that he was leaning toward the Explorers after his visit, and planned to make a decision sometime in December. By Monday night, he decided he was sold on the school. He woke up Tuesday morning and tweeted,”Today bout to be a good day.” And it was.

“I was thinking about it [Monday] night. And it just hit me,” Shuler said Tuesday night after committing. “I just wanted to get it out of the way.”

Considered one of the best point guard prospects in the area, Shuler also had offers from Seton Hall, Fairfield, Saint Louis and Quinnipiac and had heavy interest from Miami and Nebraska after a standout junior season in which he averaged 9.8 points per game and led the Rough Riders to a 26-4 record.

Shuler called the staff at La Salle Tuesday to announce his decision. While the visit over the weekend sealed his commitment, ultimately he said he wanted to play out his college career in a place that feels like home, and on a team that suits his up-tempo style.

“It’s in the city of Philly, and I’m in the city of D.C. It just feels the same,” Shuler said. “And the program…I can just see myself in that type of offense.”

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Roman Stubbs covers the University of Maryland athletics for The Washington Post.

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