Fairfield Men's Basketball BIO
Jerry Johnson Jr.
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Jerry Johnson Jr. 2439440
Position: Guard
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 210
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Memphis, Tenn.
High School: Houston


Jerry Johnson averaged 8.3 points per game which was fourth on the team, one spot behind classmate Curtis Cobb’s scoring average of 10.8 ppg. Johnson was also fourth among his teammates with 43 three pointers, just one basket from third place. He ranked eighth in the MAAC with a .402 three-point field goal percentage (43 of 107). He made at least one three pointer in 18 games, including 11 games with two or more three pointers. One of his best performances from behind the arc came against Dartmouth when he netted five of six shots from behind the arc, second only to his seven three pointers (nine attempts) at Quinnipiac. The guard shot 40.2 percent from behind the arc, making more than half of his attempts in eight games. The freshman posted nine double-digit scoring games which included two 20-point efforts (20 vs. Dartmouth and 25 vs. Marist).  Johnson started one of his 28 appearances, registering two points in 12 minutes against Columbia. He earned the MAAC rookie of the week on December 28.

Before Fairfield

Johnson Jr., a 6-2, 200-pound guard, joins the Stags’ program after prepping at Notre Dame Prep School. He previously attended Houston High School in Tennessee. He was ranked 13th in Massachusetts (Class of 2015) and 48th overall in New England by New England Recruiting Report (NERR). He was listed as a two-star recruit by VerbalCommits.com and was picked as an All-Metro player in Memphis following the 2013-14 campaign. His versatile scoring and high basketball IQ helped Notre Dame Prep qualify for the prestigious 2015 National Prep Championship tournament. 

Season G/S FG-A Pct. 3 PT-A Pct. FT-A Pct. Rebs-Avg. A S Pts-Avg.
2015-16 28/1 75-172 .436 43-107 .402 39-56 .696 75-2.7 40 22 232-8.3


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