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Elijah Johnson

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Birthplace : Gary, Indiana
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-03-16

Elijah Johnson is an American basketball player - guard for the Kansas Jayhawks of the NBA.

An explosive guard who can play either one or two guard spots... Showed some signs of future playing time earning two starts as a freshman... Can get to the basket, yet has solid range from beyond the arc.

(2009-10):
Appeared in 23 games with two starts... Averaged 6.6 minutes, 2.4 points and 1.3 assists his first season... Shot 55.3 percent from the field going 21-for-38 for the season... Had seven games with 10-plus minutes... Pulled down three or more rebounds in three contests and averaged 1.0 rpg... Had six games where he shot 66.7 percent or better... In his first start, scored a season-high 11 points on 4-of-6 shooting against Radford (12/9)... Also started the game following Radford against LaSalle (12/12)... Set the KU season high for assists with nine versus Alcorn State (12/2)... Started out the season going 4-for-5 with eight points and four rebounds in the opener against Hofstra (11/13).

High School:

Guided Cheyenne High School to a 21-3 record in 2008-09 averaging 15.9 points, 4.8 assists and 4.0 rebounds as a senior... A first team all-state, all-city and all-region selection his sophomore, junior and senior seasons... As a junior, averaged 15.7 points, 7.4 rebounds and 8.9 assists in guiding Cheyenne High to the Nevada state championship game where it fell to Reno... Scored 26 points in the first quarter of his first game his junior season... Coached by Teral Fair and Bruce Gator while at Cheyenne... Rated the No. 24 recruit in Rivals.com's final ratings, No. 28 by ESPNU 100 and No. 29 by Scout.com for 2009... Rated the fifth-best point guard by Rivals.com... Signed an NLI with Kansas in November 2008.

Personal:

Full name is Elijah K. Johnson... Born in Gary, Ind... Major is undecided... Father is Marcus Johnson... Has a younger brother... Uncle, Pierre, played professional baseball, including a stint with the Philadelphia Phillies.


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