David Dodd 10:32 a.m., May 25
Aztec Newcomers: James Johnson
James Johnson is a 6’10” sophomore transfer from Virginia.
James Johnson is a 6’10” sophomore transfer from Virginia. Johnson is part of a wave of tall and athletic players for SDSU, something they missed last season. The Aztecs coaches are excited to have such a tall talent on the floor who can help with rebounding. Unfortunately, due to NCAA restrictions, Johnson will not be able to join the Aztecs on the court until after the fall semester. He is allowed to practice with the team until he is eligible to play.
Roderick Rowan, a red shirt walk-on sitting out due to NCAA rules, had this to say about Johnson: “I would describe him as a very smart player. He’s a 6’10” forward that is extremely athletic and passes like a guard. Off the court he is a good guy and down to earth. Just by working out with him, I could tell he is hungry to get back on the court.”
Johnson, who spent nine years in Canada before moving to Wildomar in high school, will join the team shortly before conference play begins and looks to gain more playing time as the season progresses. Working his way into the rotation may be slow as the rest of the players have a three month head start.