On a slow sleepy Monday morning after a weekend of hoopla and excitement from Texas Football getting commitments from several elite player, the head coach of Texas Basketball, Rodney Terry, announced that the University of Texas men's basketball team unveiled their latest addition, Chris Johnson, a 6'5" guard hailing from Missouri City.
Johnson had inked an Athletic Scholarship Agreement (ASA) to join the team for the upcoming 2023-24 season. For Johnson, a standout talent who played at Montverde Academy in Florida under the watchful eye of coach Kevin Boyle.
ESPN had taken notice, ranking him an impressive No. 44 nationally in their final Class of 2023 rankings. During his senior year at Montverde, Johnson led his team with an average of 3.6 assists per game and the team had a 23-3 overall record that took them to the quarterfinals at the GEICO High School Basketball Nationals in the 2022-23 season.
But Johnson's journey did not begin at Montverde; it had its roots in Fort Bend Elkins High School. As a junior in the 2021-22 season, he had emerged as a force to be reckoned with, averaging an impressive 19.5 points, 5.0 assists, and 4.7 rebounds per game. Elkins had a remarkable 30-6 overall record, but this was just the start.
His sophomore season, Johnson continued to work his craft and would average 15.7 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 2.7 assists per contest. He was crowned the Offensive MVP of District 20-6A
Rodney Terry continues to build a powerful team for next season that begins Nov 19 in New York at Madison Square Garden for the NCAA Empire Classic that benefits the Wounded Warrior Project.