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#4 - Cory Johnson
2008-09 Men's Basketball
POS.
F
HT.
6'7"
WT.
225
YR.
Jr.*
HOMETOWN
Duluth, Minn.
HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)
Duluth East (Iowa State)
Cory Johnson
2010-11: A Preseason Second Team All-Horizon League honoree.

2009-10: A Second Team All-Horizon League selection in his first year as a Crusader ... also earned a spot on the league’s All-Newcomer squad ... averaged 15.6 ppg and 5.8 rpg during junior season, good for fourth and eighth in the league, respectively ... finished second in league with .556 field goal percentage, which ranked 20th nationally ... hit at least half of his shots from the floor in 20 of 32 games ... connected on better than half of his 3-point attempts for the season as well ... reached double figures in scoring 28 times, including nine efforts of at least 20 points ... posted double-doubles Nov. 19 against IU South Bend (16 points, 12 rebounds) and Feb. 26 in front of a national TV audience on ESPNU against #15/10 Butler (28 points, 10 rebounds) ... scored career-high 31 points on ESPNU at Detroit Jan. 8, hitting on 10 shots from the floor, including a trio of trifectas, and eight free throws ... picked up season-best five steals at #5/5 Purdue Dec. 9 ... registered five assists twice (Jan. 23 at Loyola, Feb. 6 versus Detroit) ... kicked off Valpo career with 21 points on 9-of-14 shooting, nine rebounds and three steals at Ball State Nov. 13 ... Nov. 19 16-point effort against IU South Bend kicked off stretch of 10 straight games in double figures ... put up 16 points at Michigan State Nov. 22 ... knocked down 12-of-16 from the floor for 26 points to go with nine rebounds and three blocked shots versus Arkansas –Fort Smith Nov. 29 ... hit 6-of-8 tries from the field for 17 points at #23/20 Butler Dec. 5 ... scored 20 points on 9-of-13 shooting in win over Concordia (Wis.) Dec. 19 ... connected on 7-of-9 attempts next time out at IPFW Dec. 22 for 22 points ... also grabbed eight rebounds against the Mastodons ... narrowly missed double-double at Wright State Jan. 10, hitting 7-of-9 shots for 17 points and nine rebounds ... matched season high with 12 rebounds in win at UIC Jan. 21 ... hit 16-of-21 from floor, including 5-of-7 from behind the arc, on Wisconsin league road trip Jan. 29-31 ... scored 21 points at Milwaukee and 20 at Green Bay on the trip ... hit season-high nine free throws in 28-point effort against #15/10 Butler Feb. 26 ... closed season with 24-point performance against Detroit March 2.

Summer of 2009: Played alongside fellow Crusader Brandon Wood and eight other Division I players on Athletes in Action squad that went on a one-week tour of Poland and Germany.

2008-09:
Sat out season in accordance with NCAA transfer regulations ... has two seasons of eligbility remaining.

2007-08 (Iowa State): Appeared in 27 games off the bench for the Cyclones ... averaged 2.7 points and 1.4 rebounds per game ... connected on 65.1% of his field goal attempts for the season ... knocked down eight consecutive shots at one point during the season ... tied career high with five field goals made against Winston-Salem State Nov. 9 ... went a perfect 5-for-5 from the field en route to matching his career high of 13 points Dec. 17 versus Bethune-Cookman.

2006-07 (Iowa State):
Played in 28 games, making six starts as a freshman ... put up 4.2 points and 2.0 rebounds per game ... won ISU’s Pete Taylor Mr. Hustle Award ... led team with a 53.2% field goal percentage ... connected on half of his 3-point attempts ... tallied eight points and grabbed a career-high nine rebounds Nov. 11 versus Louisiana-Monroe ... posted 12 points in 15 minutes of action Nov. 25 against Lake Superior State ... set career highs for points (13) and field goals made (5) in start Dec. 23 versus Southeast Missouri State ... scored ten points on perfect 4-for-4 shooting Jan. 17 at Colorado.

Prep: A four-year letterwinner for the Greyhounds ... ranked No. 78 in the Hoop Scoop class of 2006 ... twice earned First Team All-State honors from the AP and St. Paul Pioneer Press ... ended career with 2,930 points, good for fourth in Minnesota prep boys history ... led Duluth East to state Class 3A championship game as a senior ... named to Class 3A All-Tournament Team after averaging 25.0 points per game in three state tournament games ... finished senior year as Class 3A state scoring leader, averaging 27.0 points and 7.7 rebounds per game ... put up 27.1 points, 8.4 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game as a junior ... named Duluth News Tribune Player of the Year in both junior and senior years ... holds Duluth East career scoring record.

Personal:
Cory is the son of Rockne and Kathy Johnson ... earned undergraduate degree in finance from Valparaiso ... currently enrolled in Valpo’s MBA program ... born April 5, 1988.
W Golf IPFW Spring Invitational Fort Wayne, Ind. (Chestnut Hills G.C.)
Apr 7 9th/12 (642)
Softball Northern Illinois 6 VU Softball Field
Apr 8 Valpo 8
Baseball Valpo 5 Evanston, Ill.
Apr 8 Northwestern 12
Softball Northern Illinois 3 8 inn.
Apr 8 Valpo 4
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 5th/17 (20)
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 9th/18 (12)
M Tennis Valpo 5 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 11 Detroit 2
Baseball Youngstown State 7 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 11 Valpo 10
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (60.50)
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (48)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 12 t-7th/13 (588)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 12 3rd/6 (335); 4th/6 (350)
M Soccer St. Joseph's College Eastgate Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo
Baseball Youngstown State 1 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 13
Softball Cleveland State 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 2
Volleyball Western Michigan/Butler/Eastern Michigan ARC
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo
Softball Cleveland State 4 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 6
Baseball Youngstown State 12 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 4
W Tennis Valpo 1 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Detroit 6
M Soccer Benedictine Brown Field
Apr 12, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
W Soccer Haitian National Team Brown Field
Apr 12, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 13 2nd/6 (657); 5th/6 (692)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 13 t-6th/13 (895)
Softball Cleveland State 6 8 inn.
Apr 13 Valpo 7
W Tennis Valpo 1 Rochester, Mich.
Apr 13 Oakland 6
M Tennis Valpo 1 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 13 #12 Notre Dame 6
W Tennis Valpo 0 Chicago, Ill.
Apr 14 Chicago State 7
M Tennis Valpo 7 Homewood, Ill.
Apr 15 Chicago State 0
Baseball Valpo CCD
Apr 15 Toledo
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17, 3:00 p.m. Milwaukee
M Tennis Youngstown State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18, 3:00 p.m. Milwaukee
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 18, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
W Tennis Youngstown State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19
W Tennis Cleveland State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 19, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19, 1:00 p.m. Milwaukee
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 19, 2:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Cleveland State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19, 2:00 p.m. Valpo
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20
Baseball Kalamazoo Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Ohio Northern Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 5:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. Notre Dame
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 5:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26 Horizon League Tournament
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 2:00 p.m. Wright State
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 27, 2:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Valpo