|High School:||Palma HS|
Junior guard Orlando Johnson is a Rivals.com Preseason Mid-Major All-American...Johnson is coming off of one of the finest debut seasons in UCSB history...Selected Big West Player of the Year, Big West Tournament Most Valuable Player, First Team All-Big West, NABC First Team All District 9, Associated Press Honorable Mention All-American, and Lou Henson Mid-Major All-American...Averaged 18.0 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 2.3 assists per game...Johnson was the first Gaucho player since 1996-97 to score in double-figures in every game over an entire season...Scored a career-high 28 points in a win at Pacific...Also had 27 points in an overtime win at home over Cal State Fullerton...Scored 15 or more points 23 times and 20 or more 11 times...Johnson had 20 points and five rebounds in UCSB's NCAA Tournament game against Ohio State...Scored 20 points, five rebounds, and four assists in a Big West Tournament championship win over Long Beach State...Went for 19 points and 10 rebounds in a win over Weber State and then had 17 points and 10 assists in a loss at Cal...Made 48.1% of his field goal attempts, the second highest mark on the team...Got off to a quick start as a Gaucho as he went 7-for-7 from the field in a season-opening win over Cal State Los Angeles...Johnson made 46-of-116 3-point field goal attempts, 39.7%...Made all four of his 3-point attempts in a home win over Pacific...Johnson made a 3-point basket as the final seconds ticket off the clock to give UCSB a win at UC Riverside...Also made a 3-pointer at the buzzer to tie a game against Cal State Fullerton and the Gauchos ultimately won the game in overtime...Had five or more rebounds 18 times and seven or more on 10 occasions...Shot 70.3% from the free throw line, but he made 84 out of 101 over the final 16 games, 83.2%...His total of 540 points was the sixth most in school history.
Johnson redshirted the 2008-09 season after transferring from Loyola Marymount
Johnson's one season at Loyola Marymount was an outstanding one...Set school records for freshman by scoring 383 points and averaging 12.4 points per game...Also tied LMU's record for rebounds by a freshman with 152...Led the Lions in scoring and rebounding, tied for the team-lead in blocked shots with 12, and was second on the team with 40 three-point baskets...Johnson scored in double-figures 20 times in 31 game...Also scored 15 or more 12 times and 20 or more four times...Scored a career-high 26 points against Wagner, 25 against UC Riverside, 23 against Presbyterian, and 21 against Mercer...Had a season-high 11 rebounds three times...Had double-doubles against Boise State (16 points, 11 rebounds), Portland (16 points, 11 rebounds), and Pepperdine (17 points, 11 rebounds)...Made a season-high four three-point baskets against UC Riverside...Hit two or more three-pointers 10 times...Johnson shot 41.2% overall, 32.0% from three-point range, and 64.2% from the free throw line...Averaged 2.1 assists per game and had a season-high of six against Boise State...Earned West Coast Conference Player of the Week honors.
Johnson graduated from Palma High School...Attended N orth Salinas High School for his freshman and sophomore years...Averaged 25.6 points and 12.1 rebounds per game as a senior...Helped Palma to a 27-3 record, a CIF Central Coast Section title and to the Northern California regional championship game...Following his senior season, Johnson was named Third Team All-State, Division IV Northern California Player of the Year, Monterey County Player of the Year, Tri-County Athletic League Player of the Year, First Team All-CIF Central Coast Section, First Team All-Tri-County Athletic League, and All-Monterey County...Johnson was a three-time All-Tri-County Athletic League and All-Monterey County selection...Averaged 19.7 points and 10.3 rebounds per game as junior...As a sophomore at North Salinas in 2004-05, he averaged 13.6 points and 6.2 rebounds per game, helping the program to a league championship...Coached by Tim Kirkland and Paul Alioto.
Orlando Vincent Johnson was born March 11, 1989 in Monterey, Calif....The son of the late Vicki Renée Johnson...Raised by his brothers Jamell Damon, Sr. and Robert Johnson, and his sister-in-law Shannan Damon...His brother Jamell played football at St. Mary's and his brother Robert played basketball at Weber State...Johnson was a member of the Principal's Honor Roll in his sophomore and senior years of high school...Also played three years of football in high school, earning all-league and underclassmen MVP honors as a junior before opting not to play his senior season...Enjoys watching movies and his favorites include He Got Game, Friday Night Lights, and Above the Rim...Roots for the Oakland Raiders...Paul Pierce is his favorite athlete...Majoring in communication studies and would someday like to get into television and broadcasting..
Total3-pt YearG/GSMin.FG/FGAFG%FG/FGAFG%FT/FTAFT%ORDRTRAVGPF/DASTTOBLKSTL PTSAVG 2009-1030/29939176/366.48146/116.397142/202.703561061625.472/069811721540 18.0 Totals30/29939176/366.48146/116.397142/202.703561061625.472/069811721540 18.0