East Lansing senior Brandon Johns prepares for a recent basketball game. Johns plans to attend the University of Michigan.

East Lansing basketball standout Brandon Johns heads to Ann Arbor

Most people who closely follow college basketball recruiting might have thought a top basketball prospect born and raised in Lansing  would choose to stay home and play under Tom Izzo at Michigan State University. But Brandon Johns, a 6-foot-8 small forward at East Lansing High School, had other plans. Johns loves his hometown, but he decided to commit to the University of Michigan. It was the path he wanted to take. “A lot of people were happy,” Johns said, “especially the people that really cared about me because they knew it was my decision and my future.