Avery Johnson
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Long Beach, Calif.

High School:
Ocean View HS '10

Last College:
San Francisco

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 180

Position:
G

Major:
Sociology

2012-13: Will not compete due to NCAA transfer rules.

UNIV. OF SAN FRANCISCO (2010-12): Played in 31 games in 2011-12, averaging 1.5 ppg... Had 18 assists against just nine turnovers... Played 9.5 min/game... Shot .714 from the FT line and finished season with 15 steals... Saw action in 32 of 34 games during freshman season, playing 10.8 min/game... Had 19 steals on the season.

Avery Johnson chats with French instructor Jamiella Brooks inside Shields Library


OCEAN VIEW HS '10: Selected to All-CIF Southern Section Div III-AAA team during senior season after helping the Seahawks to a berth in regional semifinals... Also earned a spot on the All-Orange County first team...Was named the CIF-Southern Section Div. IV-AA Player of the Year as a junior after averaging 11.9 ppg... Averaged 17.3 ppg and 6.0 rpg during senior campaign... Twice scored a season-high 30 points as a senior, making 11 of 20 from the field against Orange Lutheran HS and 10 for 19 in a win over La Jolla HS... Shot 50 percent from the floor for the season.

PERSONAL: Born in Long Beach, Calif.... Majoring in sociology... Parents are Sherman and Annette Johnson... Would like to see college basketball played in quarters instead of halves... Would compete for the Aggie track and field team if not for basketball... Career highlight was playing in the California State Championship game as a prep... Has career aspirations to either play professionally or to become a sports psychologist... Favorite facility he has played in is USC's Galen Center.