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#4 - Cory Johnson
2009-10 Men's Basketball
POS.
F
HT.
6'7"
WT.
225
YR.
Sr./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.
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