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Wesley Johnson

College Iowa State University (2006-08)
Syracuse University (2008-pres)
Sport Basketball
Position Forward
Jersey # 4
Class Junior (redshirt)
Career 2006–present
Height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Weight 198 lb (90 kg)
Nationality USA
Born July 11, 1987 (1987-07-11) (age 22)
Corsicana, TX
High school Corsicana High School

Wesley Johnson (born July 11, 1987) is a 6'7", 198 lbs. forward from Corsicana, Texas who plays college basketball for the Syracuse Orange. He is considered one of the top players in college basketball and is projected as a high lottery pick for the 2010 NBA draft.[1][2][3]


High School

In high school he averaged 15.2 points, 9.7 rebounds and 4.3 blocks as a senior at Corsicana High School. He was a first-team all-district pick in 2004 and 2005. He also played for the Dallas Mustangs AAU team.




As a freshman at Iowa State, Johnson was named to the Big 12 all-Rookie team and earned honorable mention freshman All-America honors after averaging 12.3 points and 7.9 rebounds, starting 30 of 31 games. Johnson's highlights from his freshman year included 14 points and 13 rebounds in win against Missouri, including the game-winner on a tip-in with 1.6 seconds left. He also scored 17 points at No. 10 Texas A&M.


Johnson missed five games and played with an injured ankle throughout the majority of the season. He still was named an honorable mention all-Big 12 selection after averaging 12.4 points and 4.0 rebounds per game. Johnson scored 20 points behind a 5-of-11 effort from 3-point range against eventual NCAA Champion Kansas.[4]


Johnson made the decision to transfer following the 2008 season, and selected Syracuse. Per NCAA transfer rules, he had to sit out the 2008-09 season. Once Johnson joins the team he will have two years of eligibility remaining.[5]


Johnson became a starter for the Orange in his first year with the team. In November 2009 he was named MVP of the 2K Coaches Classic after scoring 25 points in a Syracuse victory over North Carolina.[6] Johnson would score 17 points and grab 10 rebounds as Syracuse knocked off then-No. 10 Florida on December 10, 2009.[7] In his first game of Big East play, Johnson scored 20 points and grabbed a career high 19 rebounds as Syracuse defeated Seton Hall 80-73 on December 29, 2009.[8] Johnson was named Big East Player of the Year on March 9, 2010 beating out favorite Scottie Reynolds of Villanova for the award.[9]


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