Memphis, Tenn. – Geron Johnson, a 6-foot-3, 200-pound guard, has signed a national letter of intent to attend the University of Memphis beginning in the fall of 2012, Tigers head coach Josh Pastner announced Saturday.
Johnson joins Shaq Goodwin and Damien Wilson as part of the Tigers 2012 signing class.
“Geron is a high-level player,” said Pastner. “He’s an explosive athlete that can play either guard position. He can score the ball, but he can set up his teammates to score as well. We’re excited to have Geron as a member of the Tigers basketball family.”
The following is a biographical sketch of Johnson:
Geron Johnson, 6-3/200, Dayton, Ohio/Dunbar High School/Chipola College (Fla.)/Garden City Community College (Kan.)
Played his junior college career at Chipola College (Fla.) in 2010-11 and Garden City Community College (Kan.) in 2011-12 … Played in 25 games at Garden City in 2011-12 … Led the Broncbusters in scoring with a 19.6 average and also posted a 5.6 rebounding average (fourth on team) … Also tops on the Garden City team in assists (4.6 apg), field goal percentage (51.4) and free throw percentage (76.4) … The Broncbusters finished the 2011-12 season with a 17-12 record … In 2010-11 at Chipola College, averaged 10.6 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.2 assists … Shot 39 percent from the field and 85 percent from the free throw line … Helped lead the Indians to a 25-6 overall record and the Panhandle Conference championship … Chipola’s season ended in the NJCAA Region 8 title game …
Prior to junior college, played at Dunbar High School in Dayton, Ohio … As a senior in 2009-10, was rated among the top-100 players in the country (Rivals.com No. 100; ESPN.com No. 56) … Also ranked among the nation’s top-25 shooting guards (Rivals.com No. 25; ESPN.com No. 18) … Led his high school to the Ohio Division 2 state crown in 2009-10 … Scored 24 points and dished out seven assists in helping the Wolverines win the state title over previously unbeaten Port Clinton … For his performance, was named the Ohio Division 2 state tournament MVP … Named to the Ohio Division 2 All-State first team … Averaged 16.8 points, 4.6 assists, 4.5 rebounds and 2.5 steals in helping lead Dunbar to a 25-3 overall record and a perfect 10-0 Dayton City League mark … The Wolverines also won the Dayton Public League crown and finished the year as the No. 3 team in the state of Ohio … Selected the Dayton Daily News Division 2 Player of the Year … As a junior in 2008-09, averaged 18.1 points, 4.5 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 2.9 steals … Dunbar finished the year with a 14-6 overall record and a 6-2 Dayton City League mark … Honors earned as a junior included Dayton City League Player of the Year, All-Dayton City first team, Division 2 Southwest Ohio first team, Dayton Daily News Division 2 All-Dayton first team and Ohio Division 2 All-State honorable mention.