55  Geron Johnson
Geron Johnson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Dayton, Ohio

High School:
Dunbar

Last College:
Garden City Community College

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 203

Position:
Guard

Experience:
1L

Major:
Interdisciplinary Studies


03/24/2014

Memphis Postgame Quotes vs Virginia

03/23/2014

Memphis Ends Season With Loss to No. 1 Seed Virginia

Tigers fall to Cavaliers 78-60 in NCAA Third Round

03/22/2014

Memphis/George Washington Postgame Quotes

03/13/2014

No. 19 Memphis Falls to No. 21 UConn in American Quarterfinals

UConn defeats Memphis 72-53 Thursday night at FedExForum

03/08/2014

Memphis vs. SMU Postgame Quotes (Mar. 8)

03/17/2014

Memphis Basketball: ESPN College Game Day Sights and Sounds

Check out some of the sights and sounds from the college game day experience where the tigers took on the gonzaga bulldogs

01/27/2014

Memphis Basketball Puts on Dunk Show in 82-59 Win Over Houston

Watch the full highlights and recap of the Tigers' first AAC home win on Thursday night, cruising past the Houston Cougars 82-59.

01/27/2014

Memphis Basketball Wins Third Straight, Downing USF 80-58

Highlights and recap of the Tigers' 80-58 win over the USF Bulls on Sunday afternoon in FedExForum.

01/22/2014

Memphis Basketball: On the Road To Philadelphia

Take a behind the scenes look at the Memphis men's basketball trip to the City of Brotherly Love to take on American Athletic Conference foe Temple. Go Tigers!

01/14/2014

Memphis Basketball Knocks Off No. 12 Louisville on the Road

Highlights and full recap of the Tigers upset win over the No. 12 and reigning national champion Louisville Cardinals on the road Thursday night.

03/23/2014

Memphis vs Virginia - NCAA Third Round

Memphis vs Virginia in the NCAA Third Round in Raleigh, N.C. Photos by Tim Cowie

03/23/2014

Memphis vs. Virginia (USATSI)

Memphis vs. Virginia photos by USA TODAY Sports

03/21/2014

Memphis vs George Washington - NCAA Second Round

Memphis vs George Washington in the NCAA Second Round in Raleigh, N.C. on March 21, 2014. Photos by Tim Cowie

03/20/2014

Memphis NCAA Tournament Second Round Practice Day

Memphis NCAA Tournament Second Round Practice Day on March 20, 2014, in Raleigh, N.C.

03/08/2014

Memphis vs. SMU

Memphis men's basketball

Career
Has played in 33 games ... Averaging 10.4 points, 4.6 rebounds and 3.5 assists (117 total) ... Has 14 blocked shots and 59 steals ... Shooting 44.4 percent from the field, 35 percent from the three-point arc and 70.8 percent from the free throw line ... Has 18 double-figure scoring games ... Has one double-digit rebounding contest.

Honors
2012-13 All-Conference USA third team ... 2012-13 National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) District 11 second team.

Team Accomplishments
Memphis posted a 31-5 overall record (.861 winning percentage) and a 16-0 Conference USA mark in his first season ... Helped lead the Tigers to a sweep of the Conference USA regular-season and tournament titles ... The 30-win season was the sixth in school history (31 wins in 1984-85, 2012-13; 33 wins in 2005-06, 2006-07, 2008-09; 38 wins in 2007-08) ... The undefeated conference record was the fifth in the program's history (8-0 in 1928-29; 16-0 in 2006-07, 2007-08. 2008-09).

2012-13 (Junior)
A junior college transfer from Garden City Community College in Kansas ... Saw action in 33 games and made 26 starts ... Held out of the season's first three games due to an NCAA-imposed suspension for receiving extra benefits prior to enrolling at Memphis ... Averaged 10.4 points (tied for third on team), 4.6 rebounds (third on team) and 3.5 assists (second on team) ... Had 14 blocked shots and 59 steals (second on team) ... Shot 44.4 percent from the floor, 35 percent from the three-point arc and 70.8 percent from the free throw line ... Had 18 double-figure scoring games and one double-digit rebounding performance ... Recorded 15 games with four or more assists ... Had 17 games with two or more steals ... Ranked among Conference USA leaders (overall games) in assists (10th), steals (2nd) and assist-turnover ratio (10th) ...

Postseason (NCAA/C-USA Tournaments): Started all five postseason contests ... Averaged 9.8 points, 4.8 rebounds and 4.0 assists ... Had one block and eight steals ... Shot 39.6 percent from the floor, 32 percent from the three-point line and 50 percent from the foul line ... In NCAA Tournament action, averaged 9.0 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists ... Shot 31.6 percent from the floor, 30.8 percent from the arc and 100 percent from the charity stripe ... Led team with 16 points and 37 minutes played in the NCAA Tournament third-round loss to Michigan State ... With Tigers down 11 points late in first half vs. the Spartans, hit consecutive three-pointers in a 12-4 run to close the lead to 32-29 at the half ... In the Tigers' NCAA Tournament second-round victory over Saint Mary's, put together a brilliant defensive performance against Gaels' All-America guard Matthew Dellavedova ... Forced Dellavedova to turn the ball over six times compared to seven assists for a 1.1 assist-turnover ratio (Dellavedova entered game with a 2.3 assist-turnover ratio) ... Also held Dellavedova to 10 points (six points below his average entering the game) and 23.1 percent shooting from the field (entered game shooting 40.9 percent) ... Had two points and five boards vs. the Gaels ... In the Conference USA Tournament (three games), averaged 10.3 points, 5.0 rebounds and 5.7 assists ... Played a season- high 46 minutes in the C-USA Tournament championship game win over Southern Miss ... Posted 10 points, six boards, five assists and one steal vs. the Golden Eagles ... Hit a key three-pointer in the second overtime to give Memphis a 75-74 lead ... Had 14 points, seven rebounds and four assists in the C-USA Tournament semifinal win over Tulsa ... Accounted for 15 points (9 points, 2 assists on 2 treys) in a 20-11 second-half run that extended a 41-35 lead to 61-46 ... In the C-USA Tournament quarterfinal victory over Tulane, tied season bests for assists (8) and steals (4) and added seven points and two rebounds ... Dished out six of his eight assists in the first half vs. the Green Wave to help Memphis build a 44-27 halftime lead ...

Conference USA play: Started all 16 league games ... Averaged 10.1 points, 4.9 rebounds and 4.1 assists ... Had seven blocks and 30 steals ... Shot 44.1 percent from the field, 35.5 percent from the three-point arc and 70.4 percent from the charity stripe ... Had seven double-figure scoring games and one double-digit rebounding contest ... Posted nine games with four or more assists and nine contests with two or more steals ... Ranked among Conference USA leaders (league games only) in assists (9th), steals (3rd) and assist-turnover ratio (11th) ... Had 19 points, three rebounds, four assists and three steals in the regular- season home finale win over UAB ... Tied a season high with eight FG made vs. the Blazers ... Grabbed a season-best 10 boards and added seven assists and three steals in a road win at UTEP ... Assisted on back-to-back baskets (trey, dunk) to break a 51-all tie and give Memphis a 56-51 advantage with 2:16 left ... Played 15 minutes and did not score in a road win at UCF (second scoreless game of season) ... Dished out seven assists and added five boards and two steals in a home victory over Southern Miss ... Scored 11 points and had five assists and three steals in a road victory at Marshall ... Netted eight of his 11 points in a 10-2 second-half run that extended a 46-41 lead to 56-43 with 8:22 left ... Nearly posted a triple-double with 19 points, nine rebounds and eight assists in a home win over UCF ... Netted a season-high 25 points and tied a season best with four steals in a road victory at Southern Miss ... Also tied a season high with 8 FG made ... Added eight boards and seven assists vs. the Golden Eagles ... After Southern Miss cut the lead to 65-61, scored the game's next five points to jump-start a 16-6 run that extended the lead to 81-67 ... Capped the spurt with a three-pointer ... Scored 19 points and pulled down seven rebounds in a road win at SMU ... Recorded season highs for treys made (5) and attempted (9) vs. the Mustangs ... Netted six of his 19 points in a 12-5 second half-opening run that extended a 22-17 halftime advantage to 34-22 with 15:23 left ... Hit two key three-pointers in the final seven minutes to help keep Memphis in the lead ... Dished out seven assists and blocked two shots in a home win over Tulsa ... Had 13 points, seven rebounds and five assists in a road win at East Carolina ... Had first scoreless game of season in a home win over Marshall ... Played a season-low 12 minutes vs. the Thundering Herd ... Scored 18 points and added four rebounds and five assists in a home win over Tulane ... Tied season highs for FG made (8) and steals (4) vs. the Green Wave ... Had seven points, five boards, three assists and three steals in a road victory at Rice ... Scored eight points and grabbed six boards in a road win at UAB ... Had three steals in league-opening home win over East Carolina ...

Non-conference play (regular season games only): Played 12 non-league games and made five starts ... Held out of the season's first three games due to an NCAA-imposed suspension for receiving extra benefits prior to enrolling at Memphis ... Averaged 11.0 points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.7 assists ... Had six blocked shots and 21 steals ... Shot 47.1 percent from the floor, 36.4 percent from the three-point arc and 75 percent from the free throw line ... Had eight double-figure scoring games ... Posted three games with four or more assists and six games with two or more steals ... Played 37 minutes in a road loss at Xavier ... Scored 14 points and added seven rebounds, four assists and two steals vs. the Musketeers ... Accounted for 12 of the Tigers' 14 points (2 treys, 2 assists on 2 treys) in a 14-4 run that turned a 41-31 deficit into a 45-all tie ... Hit a three-pointer at 6:27 mark of second half to give Memphis its first lead of the game ... Netted 16 points and grabbed five boards in a road win at Tennessee ... After Volunteers cut the Memphis lead from 21 points to six, hit a clutch three-pointer to stretch the advantage back to nine with 6:10 left ... Over a minute later, hit another key trey to extend a five-point lead to eight with 4:46 left ... Blocked a season-high three shots and scored 10 points in a home win over Loyola, Md. ... Had 10 points, three boards, three assists and two steals in a home victory over Lipscomb ... Scored 12 points and pulled down eight rebounds in a home setback to Louisville ... Posted 14 points, seven rebounds and six assists in a home win over Austin Peay ... Had a season-high four steals vs. the Governors ... Scored 21 points and added three rebounds, three assists and three steals in a home victory over Ohio ... Recorded a season-best eight FG made vs. the Bobcats ... Had 13 points and six rebounds in a home win over UT Martin ... Dished out five assists and had four rebounds, three steals and three points in a win over Northern Iowa at the Battle 4 Atlantis in The Bahamas ... Made season debut vs. Minnesota (loss) at the Battle 4 Atlantis in The Bahamas ... Scored four points vs. the Golden Gophers.

Junior College
Played his junior college career at Chipola College (Fla.) in 2010-11 and Garden City Community College (Kan.) in 2011-12 ... Played in 25 games at Garden City in 2011-12 ... Led the Broncbusters in scoring with a 19.6 average and also posted a 5.6 rebounding average (fourth on team) ... Also tops on the Garden City team in assists (4.6 apg), field goal percentage (51.4) and free throw percentage (76.4) ... The Broncbusters finished the 2011-12 season with a 17-12 record ... In 2010-11 at Chipola College, averaged 10.6 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.2 assists ... Shot 39 percent from the field and 85 percent from the free throw line ... Helped lead the Indians to a 25-6 overall record and the Panhandle Conference championship ... Chipola's season ended in the NJCAA Region 8 title game.

High School
Prior to junior college, played at Dunbar High School in Dayton, Ohio ... As a senior in 2009-10, was rated among the top-100 players in the country (Rivals.com No. 100; ESPN.com No. 56) ... Also ranked among the nation's top-25 shooting guards (Rivals.com No. 25; ESPN.com No. 18) ... Led his high school to the Ohio Division 2 state crown in 2009-10 ... Scored 24 points and dished out seven assists in helping the Wolverines win the state title over previously unbeaten Port Clinton ... For his performance, was named the Ohio Division 2 state tournament MVP ... Named to the Ohio Division 2 All-State first team ... Averaged 16.8 points, 4.6 assists, 4.5 rebounds and 2.5 steals in helping lead Dunbar to a 25-3 overall record and a perfect 10-0 Dayton City League mark ... The Wolverines also won the Dayton Public League crown and finished the year as the No. 3 team in the state of Ohio ... Selected the Dayton Daily News Division 2 Player of the Year ... As a junior in 2008-09, averaged 18.1 points, 4.5 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 2.9 steals ... Dunbar finished the year with a 14-6 overall record and a 6-2 Dayton City League mark ... Honors earned as a junior included Dayton City League Player of the Year, All-Dayton City first team, Division 2 Southwest Ohio first team, Dayton Daily News Division 2 All-Dayton first team and Ohio Division 2 All-State honorable mention.

Personal
An interdisciplinary studies major ... Son of Duana Hancock ... Birthday is Aug. 9.

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