James 'Deuce' Johnson moves on to Cal-State Fullerton
On the court or off the court, James “Deuce” Johnson has illustrated talent and determination, culminating in his graduation from Central Wyoming College.
Johnson finished summer classes to complete his course work so he could accept his full-athletic scholarship to California State University at Fullerton.
Coach Condie said that Johnson transferred to CWC from Louisiana Tech University with a minimal amount of credits and “not much confidence” in the classroom. “The professors and staff at CWC really helped “Deuce” to understand that he was a good student, and they brought out the best in him,” Condie said. “He is a completely different person now in the classroom, his confidence is sky high.”
“Deuce” was third in the nation in field goal percentage at 69% and he led the Region IX conference in that statistic. Averaging 13.6 points and 6.8 rebounds a game, Johnson was also the first of what Coach Condie hopes to be many to transfer and qualify to play in the NCAA Division I level.
Condie is excited about Johnson’s transfer to Cal-State Fullerton. “I look forward to going to Deuce’s graduation from Cal-State Fullerton. They are excited to have him in their program.” Condie also complimented Johnson on his grade point average at CWC and on making the President’s Honor Roll.
“He can do anything he wants to do, whether it’s getting an “A” in English or Math, scoring over someone on the court or warming up squatting 345 pounds, 31 times in a row. I wish we had him for another year, but Cal-State Fullerton is getting a very good person, student and basketball player to help win the Big West next year,” Coach Condie concluded.