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Tyrone Johnson

Player Profile
Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Plainfield, N.J.

High School:
Montrose Christian

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 185

Position:
Guard

VILLANOVA

A combination guard who can get into the lanes and make plays ... This former high school quarterback is a natural leader who can play either guard slot ... A broken bone in his left foot suffered in June 2011 slowed his development.

2011-12 Season: Saw action in all 32 games while earning the starting nod nine times in his debut campaign ... Ranked second on the squad in assists (2.0 apg) and averaged 3.3 ppg ... Sank free throws at an .875 clip.

2011-12 BIG EAST Regular Season: Averaged 3.9 ppg and 1.1 rebounds per contest in league action ... Recorded a season-high 14 points to go with six assists and five rebounds in a 73-70 overtime loss to Connecticut on Feb. 20 ... Tied a season high with eight points in 40 minutes of action in a 74-70 overtime loss to Notre Dame on Feb. 18 at the Wells Fargo Center ... Also added seven assists against the Fighting Irish ... Logged a season high 38 minutes filling in for the injured Maalik Wayns on Feb. 15 at USF ... Came up with four points, four assists and four steals ... His second half defense helped slow Vincent Council in a 74-72 win over Providence on Feb. 7 ... Contributed six points and three assists in 21 minutes of action at Louisville on Jan. 25 ... Tied a season-high with eight points and added five rebounds on Jan. 11 against Syracuse ... Contributed seven points and five assists in a season-high 33 minutes of an 87-71 win over DePaul on Jan. 8 at the Pavilion.

2011-12 Postseason: Served as a reserve in both of VU's appearances at the BIG EAST Tournament ... Added seven points and four rebounds in a 70-49 victory over Rutgers 2011-12 Non-Conference Highlights: Delivered eight points, five assists and four rebounds in 24 minutes in his second career starting assignment against American on Dec. 22 ... Matched a season-high with six points at Saint Joseph's on Dec. 17 ... Earned his first career start on Dec. 13 against Boston University and logged a season-high 24 minutes ... Provided four points and one rebound against the Terriers ... Enjoyed his most productive game of the early season against Penn ... Supplied six points, three assists and a steal in 15 minutes of activity ... Added two points and an assist in eight minutes of action in a 65-64 loss to Santa Clara on Nov. 27 ... Made his college debut by logging 12 minutes and scoring a point against Monmouth.

MONTROSE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

Helped lead Montrose to the ESPN Rise 2011 National High School Invitational ... Scored 21 points, including all 11 of his free throw attempts, to help spark Montrose past Oak Hill Academy 71-64 in overtime to the crown in the nationally televised finale ... Was named the tournament's most valuable player ... A first team All-Metro choice by the Washington Post ... Montrose finished with a 24-1 record ... Came to Montrose from Plainfield (N.J.) High School, where he averaged 18.3 points, 5.1 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 2.2 steals as a junior in 2009-10.

Jay Wright on Johnson: ""Ty continues the great line of Villanova guards from the state of New Jersey. We think with his ball-handling and athletic skills, he can make an immediate contribution to our program. He has the kind of toughness and tenacity we look for in young players. We know that he was very well-schooled by Stu Vetter at Montrose."

PERSONAL Hails from Plainfield, N.J. and signed a national letter of intent to attend Villanova in the fall of 2010.

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