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Aaron Johnson

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Exton, Penn.

High School:
West Chester East HS

Last College:
Penn State

Height / Weight:
6-8 / 255

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:
03/09/1983

Experience:
Tr

General Information/Career
Powerful forward who transferred to UNM from Penn State in the summer of 2005 • Will have one season of eligibility beginning with the 2006-07 season • Is a walk-on for the upcoming season • Led the Big Ten in rebounding as a junior • Posted 10.2 ppg and 8.2 rpg career averages in three seasons at Penn State.

2005-06 Redshirt Season
Sat out the 2005-06 season at UNM as a redshirt due to NCAA transfer rules.

2004-05 Junior (PENN State)
Played in 30 games, averaging 11.8 ppg and 9.9 rpg • Shot 42.8% from the field and 65.5% from the FT line • Led the Big 10 and T14th in the NCAA in rebounding • Only player in the nation in 2004-05 to have three 20+ rebounding games...24 vs. Western Carolina, 20 vs. Sacred Heart and 21 vs. Northwestern.

2003-04 Sophomore (PENN State)
Averaged 9.7 ppg and 6.5 rpg • Missed the first five games recuperating from surgery to repair a detached retina • Posted five double-doubles, including 28 points and 15 rebounds vs. Indiana • Scored five points and grabbed five boards in 22 minutes in the championship game of the Comcast Lobo Invitational...The Lobos won the game 82-63.

2002-03 Freshman (PENN State)
Averaged 8.3 ppg and 7.5 rpg • Led the team with 62 offensive rebounds • Made the roster as an invited walk-on • Posted a 20-point, 12-rebound game against Purdue on Jan. 11.

High School
An all-state player at West Chester East High School, leading his team to a four-year record of 100-15 • Averaged 20.0 ppg and 15.0 rpg in his career • Spent one season at St. Thomas More Prep where he averaged 28.0 ppg and 18.0 rpg, leading the team to a 29-1 record and the conference title.

Personal
Born on March 9, 1983, Johnson is the son of Howard and Patricia Johnson • Full name is Howard Aaron Johnson • has one younger brother, Andrew • Father played in the New York Knicks summer league • Uncle, Derek Edwards, played in the NBA for the St. Louis Hawks and the LA Lakers • He is majoring in University Studies.

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