May 9, 2014
BELLINGHAM, Wash. - Men's basketball center Mac Johnson, who was a Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges South Region all-star and co-Defensive Player of the Year, has signed a National Letter of Intent to play at Western Washington University this fall. Making that announcement Friday was Viking head coach Tony Dominguez.
"We are very pleased to have signed Mac," said Dominguez. "He is going to add a great deal of toughness to our team and provide many qualities needed for us to be successful. His sophomore season at Mount Hood statistically was very good, and we believe he has a versatile post game and allows us to match up in different ways. We are very excited to have Mac as a part of the Viking family."
The 6-foot-8 Johnson, who also was an NWAACC All-Academic choice, averaged 19.6 points on 61.3 percent field-goal shooting (186-of-301) and 10.6 rebounds as a sophomore last season, helping the Saints to a 20-8 record. As a freshman, he averaged 12.4 points on 57.0 percent field-goal accuracy (121-of-211) and 7.7 rebounds.
Johnson graduated from Gonzaga Prep High School in Spokane. He saw action in only four games as a senior because of a collapsed lung. As a junior, Johnson was a top reserve on a Bullpups team that won the Class 4A state championship.
At WWU, Johnson will be reunited with former MHCC teammate Colby Mitchell. They played together for the Saints during the 2012-13 season.
WWU, which graduated three starters, finished 20-8 last year, just missing out on a third straight NCAA II West Regional berth. The Vikings lost by three points in the title game of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Tournament and placed second (13-5) in the GNAC regular-season standings.
MAC JOHNSON, Center,Junior, 6-8, 215, 20, 7/12/94, Spokane, Wash.
COLLEGE: First-team Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges South Region All-Star as sophomore at Mount Hood Community College ... NWAA CC South Region co-Defensive Player of the Year and NWAACC All-Academic choice ... Averaged 19.6 points on 61.3 percent field-goal shooting (186-of-301) and 10.6 rebounds ... Rebound average and floor accuracy both ranked fourth in NWAAC ... Helped Saints to 20-8 record ... Averaged 12.4 points on 57.0 percent field-goal accuracy (121-of-211) and 7.7 rebounds as freshman ... Started and lettered two years.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played in just four games as senior at Gonzaga Prep because of collapsed lung ... Top reserve as junior on team that won Class 4A state championship ... Two-year letter winner.
PERSONAL: Major is sociology.
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