|Jaguars Add Johnson To Mix|
|ASU men's basketball nets transfer from Gannon University|
|Web Posted 6/15/10|
Ga. - Augusta State head men’s basketball coach Dip Metress announced Tuesday the fifth addition to the Jaguars’ 2010 recruiting class.
George Johnson, a 6-3, 190-pound guard from Arlington, Va., has agreed to transfer to Augusta State after spending three seasons at Gannon University in Erie, Pa.
A two-year starter and three-year letterwinner for the Golden Knights, Johnson averaged a team-high 15.2 ppg. and his 6.2 rpg., ranked second on the squad as a junior in 2009-10. He shot 39.2 percent from the field, including a team-best 35.3 percent from 3-point range.
Johnson, who was part of Gannon’s Elite Eight squad that posted a 30-4 record in 2008-09, also led the Golden Knights in free-throw percentage (.816), assists (3.8 apg.), steals (1.6 spg.) and in minutes played (36.7 mpg.) last season.
“When you lose 5,275 career points and 386 career starts in a senior class, as coaches we knew that we needed to find a difference maker,” said ASU head coach Dip Metress. “We think George can impact our program tremendously next season. He’s demonstrated the ability to be a player that can produce at our level and we are excited about him joining our program.”
A high school teammate of current Jaguar guard Tye Beal, Johnson has one season of eligibility remaining. He is the fifth signee in the Jaguars’ 2010 recruiting class, joining guards Oneal Armstrong and Kyle Armour and forwards Charles Robinson and Devon Wright-Nelson.
The Jags return five letterwinners from a nucleus that amassed a 110-23 record over the last four seasons. In 2009-10, ASU registered a 29-4 mark, captured the Peach Belt Conference regular-season championship, reached the Elite Eight for the third consecutive season and was ranked No. 1 in the nation on two separate occasions.