Philadelphia’s Diamond Johnson lands invite to Allen Iverson Classic’s 24K Showcase

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The talent pool for women’s basketball coming out of the high school ranks is deeper than ever with trendsetters such as Minnesota’s Paige Bueckers garnering mainstream attention.

She is far from the only one getting her fair share of headlines. Around Philadelphia, Diamond Johnson has made waves in similar fashion as Bueckers has in the Twin Cities. Johnson leads Neuman Goretti’s girls basketball team and she will not stray too far from her hometown as she will be heading to Rutgers for her freshman campaign.

Johnson recently got a FaceTime call from Allen Iverson – one may have heard of him, especially if one resides within a 100 mile radius of Wells Fargo Center. The call was to invite Johnson – the first ever invite of a woman or girl – to the fourth annual Allen Iverson Classic’s 24K Showcase (which will occur in late April).

She averaged 28 points this past season and dropped 54 in the district championship game. Johnson also won Gatorade Pennsylvania Girls’ Basketball Player of the Year honors.

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