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- Aaron Johnson
Aaron Johnson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Chicago, Ill.

High School:
Hubbard HS

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 185

Position:
Guard

Experience:
3L



01/29/2011

MBB vs. UCF - 1/29/11

MBB vs. UCF - 1/29/11

Has played in all 102 contests during his UAB career, making 77 starts ... enters his senior season having accrued 425 career assists, which ranks fifth in UAB record books ... needs 173 assists next season to break the all-time assist record in program history ... throughout his career, UAB owns a 39-11 record (.780) when he collects at least four assists in a contest.

Junior Season (2009-10)
One of two returning players to have started all 34 contests a year ago ... Had a breakout season, earning a spot on the Conference USA third team, as well as earning all-defensive team recognition ... led team with 164 assists on the year (4.8 assists per game ... his 164 dimes ranked ninth in the single-season assist leaders in UAB lore ... also averaged 9.6 points and 1.6 steals per game ... ranked third in the league in assists per game and was ninth in steals per game ... also ranked second in the conference in league games only with 5.5 assist per game against C-USA opponents ... scored a career-high 28 points against Rice (2/6) and also reached career-bests in minutes (40), field goals made (7), threes made (3), free throws made (11) and free throws attempted (40) ... earned first career double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds to go along with five assists in the victory over then-No. 16 Butler (12/22) ... had 15 points against UTEP (1/30) before leaving the game late in regulation with a broken nose ... had 12 points and tied a season high with eight helpers at Memphis (2/3) ... scored 12 points, including the game-winner on an 18-foot jumper with six seconds left, to help defeat Southern Miss (1/20) ... very next game he went for 11 points and hit the game-winning shot with just under six seconds remaining to lift the Blazers over Marshall (1/23) ... collected eight points and eight assists with just one turnover in UAB's comeback win at SMU (1/16) ... led UAB with 21 charges taken ... recorded 10 double-figure scoring games after tallying a total of only two a season earlier ... had 17 points and tied a career high with five rebounds in the win over Jacksonville State (11/17) ... also collected six assists and four steals in his 32 minutes of action vs. the Gamecocks ... had 15 points and six assists in the win over East Carolina (1/6) ... tied his season-best eight assists to go along with seven points in the win at South Alabama (12/19) ... collected a season-best eight assists to go along with 11 points in the win over MTSU (12/2).

Sophomore Season (2008-09)
Played in all 34 contests, making 17 starts ... finished season leading team in assists for a second straight season, accruing 123 assists and 63 turnovers on the season ... closed year ranked 76th in the nation and sixth in C-USA with a 1.95 assist-to-turnover ratio ... also ranked ninth in C-USA with 3.62 assists per game ... also contributed 3.6 points and 1.1 steals per contest ... had 11 points and three assists in 33 minutes off the bench in the overtime win against Southern Miss (3/12) ... scored nine points to go along with four rebounds and three assists at UTEP (3/4) ... collected eight points and five assists off the bench in the win over UTEP (1/21) ... had eight points and four assists in the victory at Old Dominion (11/28) ... recorded a season-high seven assists without a turnover in the upset win at Arizona (11/18) ... had four points and five assists in 17 minutes off the bench in the win over Tulane (2/18) ... played 22 minutes in the win over Marshall (3/7) and collected four points and four assists.

Freshman Season (2007-08)
Had a terrific season in which he started 26 of 34 games during the year ... finished campaign with 5.2 points and 4.1 assists per game ... ranked sixth in the conference in assists per game ... led team to a 16-2 mark when he had at least four assists in a contest ... scored a career-high 13 points in win over UTEP (2/27) ... dished out a season-best 10 assists in win over Eastern Kentucky (11/21) ... collected 12 points, three steals and seven assists with only two turnovers in the win over Tulsa (3/5) ... scored 12 points and dished out seven assists without a turnover in the NIT opening round victory over VCU (3/19) ... had eight assists and eight points in victory over Kentucky (12/15) ... collected eight assists with only one turnover in win over Alabama A&M (12/4) ... biggest shot of year came when he hit game-winning bucket with 2.9 seconds left to lift UAB to a 101-99 win over Houston (2/20) ... went on to finish with nine points and seven assists without a turnover against the Cougars ... scored 10 points, to go with six assists in win over Jacksonville (11/24) ... recorded four points, four steals and seven assists without a turnover vs. Tulane (3/1) ... dished out a game-high seven assists, and added seven points and four rebounds in win over UTEP (2/9) ... collected seven assists, four points and three steals in 28 minutes of action to lead team to win over Cincinnati (12/1) ... had seven assists with two turnovers and two steals in only 16 minutes of action in the victory at UCF (1/29) ... hit a pair of free throws with 13 seconds left in regulation at Louisiana-Lafayette (11/27) to send the game into overtime ... finished with nine points in the overtime win at Louisiana-Lafayette ... came off the bench in Blazer debut and accounted for seven points, four assists and three rebounds in 28 minutes in win at Georgia State (11/10).

High School
Quick and athletic point guard who was listed No. 20 among the top-25 Illinois players for the 2007-08 class, according to Rivals.com ... tabbed a preseason all-city of Chicago first-team performer ... averaged 21 points and eight assists a game during junior season ... averaged approximately 14 points and seven assists per game during senior season ... was a three-time MVP honoree on Hubbard High School basketball team ... led team to three regional championships ... participated in the Demetrious Johnson Charitable Foundation All-Star Basketball Game in St. Louis ... named the MVP of the Real Deal On The Hill Tournament in Fayetteville, Ark. ... coached by Jewel Turner ... chose to come to UAB over Marquette, UW-Milwaukee and Evansville, among others.

Personal
Full name is Aaron Westley Johnson ... born October 27, 1988 in Chicago, Ill. ... academic major is communications ... parents are Anthony Bowens and Sharon Johnson ... has 11 brothers and sisters.