20 - Denzel Johnson
Denzel Johnson
Height: 6-3
Weight: 195
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Fresno, Calif.
High School: Clovis West
Position: Guard

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2011-2012
Averaged 6.2 ppg and 1.4 rpg in 17.7 mpg ... scored 6 pts. in 18 min. and added 4 reb., 3 ast., 1 blk. and 2 stl. in win over UC Merced ... grabbed 2 reb., 1 ast. and scored first career 3-pt. shot (3 pts. total) in 19 min. at UCSB ... in 11 min. vs. SJSU scored 5 pts. and 1 reb. ...first collegiate start vs. Pacifica College and scored first free throw of season with 1 ast. and 2 stl. in 18 min. ... played 5 min. vs. USD ... scored 3 pts. and 1 reb. in 13 min. vs. LMU ... came off the bench to earn career-highs in pts. (26) and min. (34) vs. USF; also went 12-for-18 in FG-FGA, with 3 reb., 3 ast. ... started and scored 8 pts., 3 reb. in 33 min. at Pepperdine ... shot career-high 4 free throws (4-for-4) earning 18 pts. total; also added 2 reb., 3 ast., 1 stl. in 32 min. vs Portland ... scored 20 pts. in 8 of 12 FG shooting, 1 ast., 1 stl., 1 reb. in 31 min. at San Diego ... earned multiple career-highs in 3 PT FG-FGA (4-for-6), reb. (5) and ast. (4); added 20 pts. in a tied career-high 34 min. at USF ... recorded 17 pts., 3 ast., 2 reb., and 1 stl. in a career-high 37 min. at SMC ... reached career-high 5 ast. with 3 reb., 11 pts., 1 stl. in 33 min. vs Gonzaga ... scored 2 pts., 1 reb., 1 ast. in 22 min. vs. BYU ... totaled 4 pts., 1 reb. in 31 min. vs. Pep ... scored 12 pts., with 4 reb. and 2 ast. in 38 min. at LMU ... recorded 10 pts. and 3 reb. in 25 min. vs. Portland. 

HIGH SCHOOL

Fresno Bee Player of the Year in 2011 ... Long Beach Press-Telegram's 32nd Best in the West basketball honorable mention team ... named West Coast All-Stars Camp and Best of Best team in 2010 … Best of West in 2010 … All-Tourney at St. Jope Basketball Classic 2009 … All-Tourney at Santa Barbara Holiday Classic in 2009 … All-Tourney at CW Nike Classic in 2008 … at West Coast All-Star Camp, scored 41 point … senior year averaged 21 ppg and 8 rpg … overall 2010-11 season record was 24-6 … junior year averaged 14 ppg, 7rpg and 3 apg … played on Organized Chaos club team and won championship in Las Vegas in 2009.

PERSONAL
Father C.J. played football for San Jose State … mother Denise is a charge nurse at Children's Hospital in Central California ... brother Brandon plays basketball for Kentucky Wesleyan and was all-league this season, leading his team to the Sweet 16 … uncle Gary Payton played basketball at Oregon State and in NBA with Seattle Supersonics, Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat … cousin Travis Davis played football at Notre Dame and in NFL for Jacksonville Jaguars ad Pittsburgh Steelers … hobbies include working out, playing video games and being with family ... studying in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Coach Keating on Denzel
"Denzel brings even more versatility to our backcourt and possesses a great feel for the game at either guard spot. He is a good scorer, and his understanding of the game makes him a threat with the ball in his hands. He has been coached, and it shows, and we are excited to add a player of his caliber to the mix."

Why Denzel Chose Santa Clara
"I felt comfortable with the coaching staff and I really like Coach Keating. There are a great group of guys currently at the university, and they also helped to make me feel at home during my visit. The campus is very nice and the degree that I will obtain from this school is one of the best in the country."

SEASON/CAREER HIGHS

Points  26 vs. San Francisco, Jan. 26, 2012

Field Goals  12 vs. San Francisco, Jan. 26, 2012

Field Goal Att.  20 at St. Mary’s, Feb. 9, 2012

3-Pt Field Goals  4 at San Francisco, Feb. 9, 2012

3-Pt Field Goal Att.  6 at San Francisco, Feb. 9, 2012

Free Throws  4 vs. Portland, Feb. 2, 2012

Free Throws Att.  4 vs. Portland, Feb. 2, 2012

Rebounds  5 at San Francisco, Feb. 9, 2012

Assists  5 vs. Gonzaga, Feb. 16, 2012

Blocked Shots  1 vs. UC Merced, Nov. 11, 2011

Steals  2 2x (last: vs. Pacifica College, Dec. 13, 2011)

Minutes  38 at LMU, Feb. 25, 2012