Thursday, February 9, 2012

Player Profile: Tremayne Johnson (#20)

Tremayne Johnson (#20) - Senior Forward, 6’7” 200lbs
Los Angeles, CA - Artesia High School class of 2007

While most of Tremayne’s senior season has the appearance of a disappointment due to career lows in shooting percentages (34.9%) from everywhere on the court and dramatically reduced playing time, he has filled a very important role for this team as part of the rotation.  He leads all Eagles bench players in scoring (7.0), rebounding (4.3), steals (0.7) and blocks (0.7).  He is definitively the Eagles 6th man.

Tremayne’s best game of the season came against Portland State on January 21st where he amassed 20 points, 10 rebounds, 2 blocks and only 2 personal fouls while playing 40 minutes of the game including overtime.  Including that game, Tremayne went on a five game tear during which he averaged 9.8 pts, 5.8 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 1.4 blocks per game.  He also averaged 80.9% from the free throw line during this stretch going 17 of 21.

Tremayne contributed 9 crucial minutes against Idaho State on February 23rd collecting 5 rebounds and scoring 7 points including going 5 of 6 from the free throw line in the final 33 seconds of the game to help the Eagles clinch the win and a berth in the Big Sky Conference Tournament.

If the Eagles are to make a run down the stretch it will be in part due to continued solid play of their bench and that starts with Tremayne.

Tremayne Johnson (#20)
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Category Value
Games 29
MIN 18.8
PPG 7.0
FG% 34.9%
3PTPG 0.4
3PT% 21.3%
TOPG 1.3
PFPG 2.2

From, Coach Hayford on Johnson: “He is the ‘X’ factor in that he has tremendous potential to help our team. But as a senior you don’t want people talking about your potential, you want them talking about how you are performing on the court. He’s recovered well from his thumb injury and that hampered his game last year. He has a three-dimensional game – he can post up and score, he can score off the dribble and he can score off the shot. As he picks up the offense and the flow and rhythm of the game, then incorporate his skills into that, he can be one of the most improved players in the Big Sky Conference.”