Wake Forest Basketball Adds Torry Johnson
May 3, 2018

By Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeMBB)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The Wake Forest men's basketball program announced Thursday (May 3) the addition of graduate transfer Torry Johnson. A 6-3 guard, Johnson transfers to Wake Forest from Northern Arizona, where he led the Lumberjacks in scoring at 11.5 points per game last season.

Johnson, a native of Chicago, will graduate this spring from Northern Arizona with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.

"We are excited to welcome Torry into our Demon Deacon family,” said head coach Danny Manning. “He is a very talented young man who will bring a veteran presence to our team. He has had a chance to develop his game by playing for great coaches like Nick Irvin and Mac Irvin at Morgan Park High School and the Mac Irvin Fire AAU program, along with Jack Murphy at Northern Arizona. We are looking forward to seeing his impact on and off the court in our program.”

Johnson was Northern Arizona’s leading scorer in 2017-18 during his redshirt junior season, scoring in double figures in 15 games as he averaged 11.5 points per game. He posted five 20-point games, including a career-high 33 points at North Dakota as he made 5-of-7 shots behind the arc. In Big Sky Conference play, he averaged a team-high 13.5 points per game and shot over 40 percent from 3-point range.

Johnson missed the 2016-17 season due to injury. In 2015-16, he made 26 starts as a redshirt freshman and averaged 9.3 points per game after sitting out in 2014-15.

Before arriving at Northern Arizona, Johnson led Morgan Park High School to back-to-back Illinois 3A State Championships in 2013 and 2014. He was the team’s captain as a senior in 2014.

“I am excited to become a Demon Deacon,” said Johnson. “The coaching staff is so genuine and I felt a strong connection with them when I met them. To have the opportunity to play for a Hall of Famer like Danny Manning and the staff he has here, I am confident that they will be able to help me improve and reach my potential as a player.”

 

 

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