Jackomas won't rush Johnson after Next Star's first outing ends in DNP

Mitch Jennings
Updated October 1 2023 - 11:47am, first published 10:06am
Next Star AJ Johnson (centre) did not take the floor in the Hawks season-opener. Picture by Adam McLean
Next Star AJ Johnson (centre) did not take the floor in the Hawks season-opener. Picture by Adam McLean

Illawarra coach Jacob Jackomas has made no apologies for teen prodigy AJ Johnson not taking the floor on NBL debut on Saturday night, saying it's his duty to protect the 18-year-old on the back of a limited preseason.

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Mitch Jennings

Mitch Jennings

Sports Journalist

Sports writer. Sport is my passion, rugby league my first love.

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