Wednesday, July 22, 2009
The new look for the West Georgia Wolves men’s basketball team added another piece to the puzzle: its fifth member signing for the 2009-10 recruiting season.
Head Basketball Coach Michael Cooney announced the signing of 17-year-old Antonio Johnson to a scholarship program with West Georgia. Johnson, 6-foot, 3- inches tall and weighing 215 pounds, previously attended and played basketball at the renowned Whitney Young Magnet School in Chicago.
Johnson displayed his skills last season when he helped his team win the Illinois Class-4A Championship. His seven offensive rebounds in the title game helped capture the crown in the state’s largest classification.
Strong competition is no stranger to Johnson. Not only was Whitney Young a powerhouse program, the team faced some of America’s most prestigious high school hoops teams.
Johnson joins a recruiting class that includes two other frontcourt players, Western Illinois transfer Julian Jones and Australian prep star Brett Seljak.
The Wolves have also added Alabama standout Justin Cummings and Ryan Godfrey, a point guard from Australia.
Johnson and the rest of UWG’s 2009 signing class will arrive on campus in August at the beginning of fall semester classes.
For more information on the athletic programs at UWG, go to http://www.uwgsports.com/.