Johannes Leth Nielsen, the 6’8 power forward out of Denmark signed and accepted a scholarship with Kennesaw State University. Johannes will join the KSU Owls as a freshmen in the fall of 2016.
This is a great opportunity for Johannes. Not only will he be playing Division-I basketball, but he will be playing for and learning from head coach Al Skinner. Coach Skinner is a former Division-I National Coach of the Year and two-time BIG EAST Conference Coach of the Year.
Kennesaw’s assistant coach, Carlton Owens expressed how excited the coaching staff is to add Johannes to the roster. Coach Owens said they expect Johannes to have an immediate impact on the progress of Kennesaw State basketball.
Johannes only played one year with Global Squad, but he put together a truly impressive season. Johannes finished 1st on the team in points, free-throw percentage, and double-doubles. He also finished 2nd in rebounds, field-goal percentage, and blocks. Johannes helped lead the team to a 16-4 record and was named Global Squad Player of the Month.
Johannes was consistently dominant on both ends of the court. His performance got attention and recruiting interest from over fifteen Division-I and Division-II basketball programs. When the dust settled Johannes gladly signed with KSU.
We’re extremely proud of Johannes and cannot wait to see him play for the Owls next season. Congratulations, Johannes!