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New KU tight end Ben Johnson, of Basehor-Linwood High, in the Jayhawks' locker room during a recent visit.

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Montemayor: BLHS senior Ben Johnson ends basketball season to focus on KU football commitment (UPDATED)

Ben Johnson played his final game as a member of the Basehor-Linwood boys basketball team on Tuesday against Tonganoxie. “I never really wanted to give up on my team or anything,” Johnson said. “I don’t think that’s how it’s going to be viewed. I just kind of thought it’s time I really needed to start getting ready for football after signing day, especially as I realized how big a deal KU is. That is my main commitment.”

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rockman 1 year, 8 months ago

Ben Johnson is a first class young man who comes from a great family and I have a lot of respect for him. I'm sure this was a tough decision but it's definitely the right decision.

The Basketball team will miss him and he'll always be part of our championship team! Will miss seeing number 40 out there but I am really looking forward to seeing him in the crimson and blue next season in number 84 I think?

Thank you for sharing this story-congrats to Ben and best wishes at KU!

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