Godfrey, Johnson Transfer To Memphis
Aug. 25, 2014
Calvin Godfrey played at Southern University in 2013-14 and was an All-SWAC first team selection.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Calvin Godfrey, a 6-foot-8, 233-pound forward from Milwaukee, Wis., and Kedren Johnson, a 6-foot-4, 229-pound guard from Lewisburg, Tenn., have transferred to the University of Memphis.
Godfrey comes to Memphis from Southern University, where he played the 2013-14 season. Johnson sat out the 2013-14 season, but played the two previous campaigns (2011-12, 2012-13) at Vanderbilt.
Both players are enrolled for the fall semester at the University and attended their first classes Monday, Aug. 25.
Below are short biographical sketches on Godfrey and Johnson:
Played the 2013-14 season at Southern University in Baton Rouge, La. … Helped lead the Jaguars to a 19-13 overall record and a 15-3 Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) mark … Southern captured the SWAC regular-season championship … Named to the All-SWAC first team … Played in 31 games and started 29 … Led Jaguars in scoring (13.1 ppg), rebounding (8.8 rpg), field goal percentage (55.6) and blocked shots (49) … Netted double figures in 24 games, including a career-high 27 points vs. Texas Southern … Posted 12 double-figure rebounding contests and pulled down a career-best 15 boards twice … Had 10 double-doubles … Did not play the 2012-13 season … In 2011-12, played for the Howard College Hawks, a junior college program in Big Spring, Texas … Helped lead Howard College to a 23-8 overall record and a 10-4 Western Junior College Athletic Conference (WJCAC) mark … The Hawks advanced to the Region V championship game, falling one game short of reaching the National Junior College Athletic Association Tournament in Hutchinson, Kan. … Earned All-WJCAC honors … Played in 31 games for the Hawks … Averaged 12.6 points (third on team), 7.0 rebounds (led team) and 1.3 steals … Had 29 blocked shots and 28 assists … Prior to Howard College, began his collegiate playing career at Iowa State University in 2010-11 … Cyclones finished season with a 16-16 record … Iowa State’s top reserve his freshman season … Averaged 5.7 points and 5.4 rebounds … Tied for second on team with 27 blocked shots … Led squad in field goal percentage (55.4).
Sat out the 2013-14 season … Played his first two seasons of college basketball at Vanderbilt (2011-12, 2012-13) … Helped the Commodores to a 41-28 record in his two seasons … Member of the 2011-12 Vanderbilt squad that won the Southeastern Conference (SEC) Tournament title, the program’s first SEC postseason crown since 1951 … That squad earned the SEC’s NCAA Tournament automatic bid and reached the “Big Dance’s” third round … Played in 63 career games and made 33 starts … Averaged 8.4 points, 2.4 rebounds and 2.7 assists … Shot 73.8 percent from the free throw line … As a sophomore in 2012-13, was the only Commodores player to start all 33 games … Led squad in scoring (13.5 ppg) and assists (3.6 apg) … Also averaged 3.5 rebounds from his guard spot … Netted double figures in 24 games, including a career-high 28 points vs. Davidson … Hit a career-best five three-pointers vs. Ole Miss … As a freshman in 2011-12, averaged 3.1 points, 1.2 rebounds and 1.8 assists … Played his prep career at Marshall County High School in Lewisburg, Tenn. … Helped lead the Marshall County Tigers to a 99-31 overall record and a 54-2 district mark, including consecutive undefeated district campaigns, in his four seasons … Named Tennessee’s Class 2A Mr. Basketball in 2010-11 … A Tennessee Mr. Basketball finalist for the 2009-10 season … Two-time Tennessean Midstate Player of the Year in 2009-10 and 2010-11 … Scored nearly 2,500 points in his career.