“Nori has come miles in the last 18 months. His development will be an example for a lot of players. Not everyone can play from day one, but he has been persistent and patient in terms of staying, playing, having success and not having success. He is now set to have a great senior season, because he sees the world a little differently now.” – CofC Head Coach Doug Wojcik
Played in all 35 games of the season averaging 4.5 points and 1.9 rebounds per game…Scored in double figures on three occasions including 11 points with a career-best five defensive rebounds versus St. John’s (11/15/12) in the first round of the ESPN Charleston Classic…Also started and played a season-high 33 minutes against Auburn in the Charleston Classic.
Saw action in all 31 games of the season with 15 starts…Averaged 6.0 points and 1.6 rebounds per game…Scored in double figures on seven occasions…Made his first career start against Elon (1/14/12)...Defensively contributed a personal-best four steals at Samford (1/30/12)…Brought down a career-best seven rebounds in a career-high 40 minutes of play at Elon (2/2/12)…Registered a career-high 27 points including 16 points in the first half at Kent State in ESPN Sears BracketBusters game (2/18/12)…Shot 8-of-13 from the floor, 5-of-7 from beyond the arc and a perfect 6-for-6 from the charity stripe versus the Golden Flashes…It marked his first career 20-point outing and extended his career-best double-digit scoring streak to five-straight games.
Played in 16 games of the season averaging 0.8 points and 0.4 rebounds per game…Scored a career-high four points versus Samford (2/21/11)…Grabbed a career-best three rebounds against Western Carolina (1/20/11)…Also played a career-high five minutes and made one steal versus the Catamounts.
FORK UNION MILITARY ACADEMY
Attended prep school at Fork Union Military Academy (Va.)…Led the Blue Devils to a 22-6 record under head coach Fletcher Arritt…Averaged 14 points and six rebounds per game.
Graduated in 2009 from Byrnes High School and played basketball for coach Rick Leonard…Averaged 20.2 points, 5.5 rebounds, two steals and 1.4 assists per game as a senior…Became the first Rebels player to sign a Division I scholarship…All-state and two-time all-region selection…State 4A Top 5 senior in the state of South Carolina…Played in the North-South All-Star Game and participated in the slam dunk contest.
Eddie Denorrius Johnson…Goes by Nori…Son of Atonia Jefferies and Eddie Johnson, Sr…Born on May 27, 1991 in Spartanburg, S.C…Chose CofC over UNC Charlotte, Appalachian State, Louisiana-Lafayette and Rhode Island…Sociology major at College of Charleston.
JOHNSON’S CAREER SUPERLATIVES
Points: 27 at Kent State (2/18/12)
Field Goals: 8 at Kent State (2/18/12)
FG Attempted: 14 at UNCG (2/15/12)
3PT Field Goals: 5 at Kent State (2/18/12)
3PT FG Attempted: 9 at UNCG (2/15/12)
Free Throws: 6 at Kent State (2/18/12)
FT Attempted: 6 at Kent State (2/18/12)
Rebounds: 7 at Elon (2/2/12)
Offensive: 3 vs. Western Carolina (2/9/12), at Elon (2/2/12)
Defensive: 5 vs. St. John’s (11/15/12)
Assists: 3 at Elon (2/2/12)
Turnovers: 4 vs. Western Carolina (3/9/13)
Blocked Shots: 2 (four times)
Steals: 4 at Samford (1/30/12)
Minutes: 40 at Elon (2/2/12)
Double Figure Scoring Games: 10
20-Point Games: 1
30-Point Games: None
Double Figure Rebounding Games: None
Double Figure Assists Games: None
Led in Scoring: 2
Led in Rebounding: None
Led in Assists: 3
Consecutive Double-Figure Scoring Streak: 5