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Ricky Johns

Player Profile

Bronx, N.Y.

Last College:
Monroe College

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 190



Fast Facts
Johns joined the Utes in 2005-06 after playing two seasons at Monroe College ... plays positions one through three ... versatile scorer ... excellent defender.

Summer 2006
Played with the Jamaican National Team, which won the CBC Championship ... was Jamaica's third-leading scorer in the tournament, averaging 9.6 points per game ... shot 60 percent from the field and made 8-of-17 three-pointers ... also had nine rebounds, seven assists and three steals ... helped Jamaica place seventh in the Centrobasket Tournament in Panama City ... averaged 3.4 points in five games while shooting 3-for-9 from three-point range.

Junior (2005-06)
Averaged 3.8 points and 1.5 rebounds per game ... appeared in 26 games with one start while averaging 14.2 minutes per game ... played at least 20 minutes in five games ... double-figure minutes in nine conference games ... career-high 16 points against High Point, hitting 7-of-9 field goals, his only three-point attempt and 1-of-2 free throws ... also had career highs in assists (3) and steals (2) in 18 minutes played versus HPU ... seven points (3-4 FG, 1-1 3FG) in 13 minutes versus Wyoming (Mar. 4) ... career-best six rebounds and six points (making all four free throws) in 16 minutes against Rhode Island ... established personal-best marks with three assists and two steals at Weber State ... career-high six boards and five points versus Southern Utah ... highest scoring game in conference play with nine points (3-6 FG, 2-5 3FG, 1-2 FT) in 22 minutes against San Diego State (Jan. 11) ... nine points (3-5 FG, 1-2 3FG, 2-3 FT) in 16 minutes versus BYU in the MWC Tournament ... seven points (3-5 FG, 1-2 FT) in a season-best 27 minutes against UNLV (Jan. 21) ... eight points (3-5 FG, 2-3 3FG), four rebounds and a pair of assists against TCU (Jan. 28).

Junior College
Played two seasons at Monroe College in the Bronx, earning region MVP honors both years ... second team NJCAA All-American as a sophomore ... averaged 20 points, six rebounds and four assists in 2004-05 ... first team all-conference selection, averaging 19 points, five rebounds and four assists per game in 2003-04 ... coached by Jeff Bustead.

High School
Scored over 1,000 points in two seasons at Wings Academy ... as a senior was selected first team all-Bronx, averaging 29 points, five rebounds and four assists ... named second team all-city as a junior, averaging 20 points, four boards and three assists per game ... led team to the New York public school championship in 2000-01 ... coached by Lance Tejada and Tony Berigion ... also lettered in track and field.

Garfield Ricky Johns is the son of Carlton and Yvonne Johns ... born Feb. 5, 1985 in Jamaica, where he was raised until the age of five ... has one sister and two brothers ... communication major.

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