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32   Alexander Johnson
Alexander Johnson

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Albany, Ga.

High School:
Dougherty

Last College:
Bridgton (Me.) Academy

Height / Weight:
6-10 / 250

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:
02/08/1983

Experience:
2 VL


Stats & Bio- PDF

ON JOHNSON: An All-ACC Honorable Mention selection as one of the top big men in the conference as a junior...will compete for All-America as well as All-ACC honors during his senior season.

AS A JUNIOR (2006): Averaged 13.2 points (second on the team), 7.4 rebounds (first), 1.0 blocked shots (first) while shooting a career-high .540 (127-of-235) from the field and a career-high .706 (120-of-170) from the free throw line...scored 20 points, 9 rebounds and 1 assist in 27 minutes against Butler in the first round of the NIT on March 17...14 points and 10 rebounds -- his seventh double-double of the season -- against Miami March 1...22 points and 13 rebounds -- his sixth double double of the season -- against Duke on March 1...scored 15 points, 9 rebounds and 1 blocked shot in 26 minutes against Virginia Tech Feb. 25...led Florida State with 17 points and 13 rebounds in 29 minutes of play against UMass on Feb. 12...double-double of 13 points and 11 rebounds in 14 minutes of play against Duke on Feb. 4 in Durham...a double-double of 17 points and 10 rebounds in 37 minutes of play against Miami Jan. 29...scored 16 points, 9 rebounds and 2 blocked shots against Virginia Jan. 11...scored 14 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 block, and 1 steal in 21 minutes vs. Wake Forest...totaled 10 points, 6 rebounds and 3 steals in the Seminoles' victory over Virginia Tech Jan. 7...earned the first double-double of his career with 12 points and 11 rebounds against Bowling Green Dec. 17...totaled 20 points against Stetson Dec. 20 on six-of-eight shooting from the field...totaled 15 points, 7 rebounds, 1 block and 1 steal in 20 minutes during the Seminoles' victory over Campbell Dec. 22...scored 15 points and 13 rebounds in the Seminoles' victory over Virginia Feb. 18...scored 14 points to go along with 3 rebounds, 1 assist and 4 steals in 19 minutes against Purdue Nov. 29...scored 14 points and added 4 rebounds and 2 blocked shots against Alcorn State Nov. 21...totaled 10 points, 9 rebounds and 1 assists in 24 minutes against Louisiana Monroe on Dec. 2...scored 11 points, 1 blocked shot and 2 steals against Clemson Jan. 4.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2005): Averaged 6.8 points (fourth on the team), 4.3 rebounds (third), blocked 16 shots (second), and shot .455 from the field (fifth) while playing in and starting 30 of Florida State's 31 games...a team leader as he topped the team in rebounds in 11 of the Seminoles' 31 games...pulled down at least nine rebounds in three different games including his career-high of 10 rebounds at Virginia (Feb. 9)...led the Seminoles in scoring five times to rank tied for second among his teammates - he was behind only Von Wafer (13 times as leading scorer) and was tied with Al Thornton in that category...led the team in scoring with a career-high 20 points against Clemson (Jan. 12), 14 points vs. Shawnee State (Nov. 24), 12 points at Ole Miss (Dec. 4), 11 points against Florida International (Dec. 12) and tied for the team high with nine points against TCU (Nov. 28)...established single-game career highs for points (20 vs. Clemson, Jan. 12), 3-point field goals made (one against Florida, Clemson and Miami),free throws attempted (11 vs. Clemson, Jan. 12) offensive rebounds (six vs. Massachusetts, Feb. 15), defensive rebounds (eight at Virginia, Feb. 9), and total rebounds (10 at Virginia, Feb. 9) while tying his career-highs for field goals made (seven for 14 points against Shawnee State, Nov. 24), best field goal percentage in a game (1.000 vs. North Carolina, March 3), free throws made (nine vs. Clemson, Jan. 12) and assists (three vs. Shawnee State)...helped the Seminoles win on the road at Ole Miss with a 12 point, seven rebound performance in Oxford (Dec. 4)...was nearly perfect from the field (five-of-six, .833) and was one of three Seminoles who scored in double figures during the 69-64 win...three consecutive games of double figure scoring at Ole Miss (12 points), against Florida International (11) and against South Alabama (10) to average 11.0 points per game on 12-of-17 (.706 field goal shooting percentage) from the field...eight double figure scoring games...averaged a team-leading 5.0 rebounds in the Seminoles' 12 victories during the 2004-05 season...also rebounded well against the 15 non-conference teams on the Seminoles' schedule with a 5.5 rebounds per game average...(vs. Clemson) averaged 10.0 points and 1.5 rebounds in two games against NIT participant Clemson...scored his career-high of 20 points as Florida State hosted Clemson (Jan. 12)...had one of his best shooting nights of the season as he made five of seven shots (.714) from the field...scored seven points in the first half and totaled 13 of the Seminoles' 28 points in the second half...scored nine points during an eight minute span of the second half as Florida State trimmed a nine point deficit down to one...made one jumper, two lay-ups and was perfect on three free throw shots as he began to dominate the block underneath the basket...(vs. Duke) scored nine points and pulled down four rebounds in the Seminoles' only game against NCAA Tournament participant Duke during the 2004-05 season...third leading scorer for Florida State as the Seminoles played host to the Blue Devils in Tallahassee (Jan. 22)...was a perfect two-of-two from the field in the second half as the Seminoles' mounted a comeback against the No. 5 ranked Blue Devils...(vs. Georgia Tech) averaged 4.0 points and 5.0 rebounds in two games against NCAA Tournament participant Georgia Tech...totaled three points and pulled down six rebounds as the Seminoles nearly upset the Yellow Jackets in Tallahassee (Feb. 20)...all three points and three of his six rebounds came in the second half as Florida State outscored Georgia Tech, 39-32, and were within a hair of winning the game...Georgia Tech's B.J. Elder made two free throws with 0.4 seconds remaining to snatch the victory from the Seminoles, 76-75...scored five points and pulled down four rebounds as Florida State nearly won in Atlanta (Feb. 2)...(vs. Maryland) scored six points and pulled down four rebounds in Florida State's only game against Maryland during the 2004-05 season...scored four of his points in the second half as the Seminoles outscored the Terps, 45-38, to send the game into overtime...added two in the overtime period as Florida State was looking to win in College Park for the first time since 2001...began Florida State's comeback midway through the second half with two free throws at the 12:03 mark to pull the Seminoles to within seven at 61-54...his two free throws began a 27-19 run to tie the game at 80-80...scored the Seminoles' third and fourth points of the overtime period on a jumper to put Florida State up 84-80...Maryland won the game as it outscored Florida State, 8-4, over the remaining 3:40 of the game...(vs. Miami) averaged 5.5 points and 1.0 rebound in two games against NIT participant Miami...scored five points in 14 minutes of play as the Seminoles nearly won at Miami (Jan. 15)...all five points came in the second half as the Seminoles attempted to hold onto a one-point halftime lead...he opened the half with a jumper to put Florida State up, 34-31 and added a 3-point play (the hard way)with 4:36 remaining in the game to open the Seminoles lead to 58-54...Miami won the game on a running one-hander by Guillermo Diaz with eight seconds remaining on the clock to give the Hurricanes the 64-63 win...scored six points - including three on the a 3-point shot as the Seminoles played host to Miami in Tallahassee (Feb. 22)...(vs. North Carolina) averaged 5.0 points and 1.0 rebound in two games against NCAA National Champion North Carolina...scored six points and pulled down one rebound as the Seminoles visited the Tar Heels in Chapel Hill (March 3) and totaled four points and pulled down one rebound as the Seminoles played host to North Carolina in Tallahassee (Feb. 6)...(vs. NC State) averaged 6.5 points and 2.5 rebounds in two games against NCAA Tournament participant NC State...one of three Seminoles in double figures with 11 points and two rebounds as the Seminoles won in Raleigh for the first time since 1998 with a 70-64 victory over the Wolfpack (Jan. 26)...scored all 11 of his points and shot four-of-five (.800 percent) from the field in the second half as the Seminoles led the entire second half on their way to gaining the victory...especially key during a three minute span midway through the second half as he scored six points...scored on two lay-ups and two free throws during the span to help Florida State keep a nine-point lead as the Wolfpack scrambled to make up as much as a 13-point second half deficit...It marked Florida State's first victory over NC State since 1999 - breaking a 12-game Seminole losing streak...scored two points and pulled down three rebounds as the Seminoles faced NC State in the ACC Tournament at the MCI Center in Washington, D.C. (March 10)...(vs. Virginia) averaged 4.0 points and 6.0 rebounds in two games against Virginia...enjoyed the best rebounding game of his career as he pulled down 10 rebounds to go along with four points as the Seminoles nearly won in Charlottesville for the first time since 1998 (Feb. 9)...his game and career-high 10 rebounds helped Florida State outrebound the Cavaliers, 30-29...his effort against the Cavaliers marked one of seven times during the season that he had pulled down seven or more rebounds in a single game...scored four points and added two rebounds as Florida State defeated Virginia, 68-63, in Tallahassee to close out the regular season (March 6)...all four of his points came in seven minutes during the first half as the Seminoles sprinted to a 32-21 lead and held on for the 68-63 victory...(vs. Virginia Tech) scored six points and pulled down four rebounds in the Seminoles' victory over NIT participant Virginia Tech...scored six points and pulled down four rebounds as Florida State beat Virginia Tech, 77-70, as the teams played for the first time as ACC opponents in Tallahassee (Jan. 8)...scored four points in the first half as Florida State sailed to a 45-38 halftime lead and won going away late in the game...The Seminoles' outscored the Hokies, 11-6 over the last five minutes of the game...(vs. Wake Forest) averaged 3.5 points and 4.0 rebounds in two games against NCAA Tournament participant Wake Forest...started and scored four points and pulled down four rebounds as the Seminoles defeated the No. 3 ranked Demon Deacons in Tallahassee (Jan. 18)...made two big plays early in the second half as the Seminoles pushed their lead to as many as 14 before holding on for the tie in regulation and winning the game 91-83 in overtime...a lay-up with 1:35 elapsed in the second half put Florida State up 48-34 (+14 to match their largest lead of the second half)...helped the Seminoles keep their lead with a steal and an assist on a lay-up by Al Thornton with 16:07 remaining in regulation...Florida State needed all four second half points contributed by Johnson as the Deacons outscored the Seminoles, 44-30, in the second half to tie the game at 76...added a blocked shot as he played all five minutes of overtime in helping Florida State outscore Wake Forest, 15-7, to take the victory...the victory marked the Seminoles' only victory over a ranked team during the season and the 14th consecutive year Florida State had defeated a ranked team...scored three points and pulled down five rebounds as the Seminoles traveled to play in Winston-Salem (Feb. 12)...(vs. Florida) scored 10 points and pulled down nine rebounds in the Seminoles' victory over NCAA Tournament participant...a monster with a near double-double of 10 points and nine rebounds as Florida State pounded Florida, 82-69, in the annual meeting between the rivals in Tallahassee (Jan. 2)...one of four Seminoles to score in double figures and tied for game-high honors with teammate Al Thornton...was nearly unstoppable on the low blocks in the first half with seven points and six rebounds...his strong first half helped Florida State to a 45-32 halftime lead in their way to the 82-69 victory over the SEC champion Gators...scored seven of the Seminoles' first 17 points as Florida State hit quickly and led the entire game...Johnson scored the first basket of the game - a lay-up - to make the score 2-0 with 23 seconds elapsed and the Seminoles turned up the heat from there and did not relinquish the lead.

AS A FRESHMAN (2004): Earned Freshman All-America Honorable Mention and All-ACC Freshman team honors ... averaged 9.5 points (second on the team), 4.2 rebounds (third), 0.6 blocks (tied for second) and shot a team-leading .551 from the field ... helped Florida State reach the second round of the NIT to mark the first time since 1998 that the Seminoles had played in the postseason ... only Johnson and Luol Deng of Duke ranked in the top three among the ACC freshman class in both scoring and rebounding ... led the Seminoles in scoring five times and in rebounding six times during his inaugural collegiate season ... scored in double figures in 13 games to rank second on the team behind only Tim Pickett ... career night on national television against Ole Miss with 19 points as the Seminoles defeated the Rebels in Tallahassee (Dec. 3) ... was perfect from the field as he made all five of his field goal attempts and made nine of his ten shots from the free-throw line - he missed only one shot in the 15 he took during the game ... averaged 9.5 points and 3.5 rebounds in four games during the University of Pittsburgh Holiday Hoops Classic to earn All-Tournament team honors ... ten points in his first career game against Florida as he made four of seven shots from the field (.571) ... was the only freshman to start a game for the Seminoles during the 2004 season ... (vs. Clemson) averaged 9.0 points and 5.0 rebounds in two games against Clemson ... was Florida State's leading rebounder and second leading scorer against the Tigers ... totaled nine points and a team-high seven rebounds as the Seminoles won in Tallahassee (Feb. 14) ... also scored nine points and pulled down three rebounds as Florida State traveled to Clemson (Jan. 13) for his first career ACC road game ... (vs. Duke) averaged 9.0 points and 5.5 rebounds in two games against NCAA Tournament participant Duke ... was ten-of-16 from the free-throw line in the pair of games against the Blue Devils ... scored ten points and pulled down five rebounds as the Seminoles nearly upset the No. 5-ranked Blue Devils for the third consecutive season in Tallahassee (Feb. 29) ... explosive in the second half with eight points as the Seminoles traveled to play in Durham (Jan. 29) ... played 16 minutes in the second half as he and the Seminoles chipped away at the Blue Devils' 14-point halftime advantage ... began Florida State's furious comeback late in the second half with a jumper from the left elbow with 6:32 remaining to pull the Seminoles within 11 at 49-38 ... (vs. Georgia Tech) averaged 10.0 points and 4.5 rebounds in two games against NCAA Tournament finalist Georgia Tech ... ranked second on the team in scoring against the Yellow Jackets and shot .833 (ten-of-12) from the free-throw line in the two games ... scored eight points and pulled down five rebounds in 20 minutes of play as Florida State defeated No. 10 Georgia Tech, 81-65, in Tallahassee (Feb. 3) ... a pair of second half free throws gave Florida State an 11-point lead with 5:50 remaining to the victory ... the win gave the Seminoles three consecutive wins over top 10 teams (No. 7 North Carolina, No. 10 Wake Forest and No. 10 Georgia Tech) at home for the first time in school history ... tied for team-high scoring honors with 12 points as the Seminoles traveled to play at Georgia Tech ... was nearly perfect from the free-throw line (eight-of-ten) as the Seminoles fell by only three on the road ... (vs. Maryland) averaged 10.5 points and 3.5 rebounds in two games against NCAA Tournament participant Maryland ... first real glimpse of his power in an ACC game came in his first conference game against Maryland in Tallahassee (Dec. 28) ... scored 12 points, pulled down three rebounds, blocked two shots and had two steals in the victory over No. 24 Maryland ... nine points including a ferocious dunk to give the Seminoles the lead for good with 8:48 remaining in the second half ... scored seven points and added four rebounds as Florida State traveled to play at Maryland (Feb. 8) ... (vs. North Carolina) averaged 11.0 points and 4.0 rebounds while shooting .643 from the field (nine-of-14) in two games against NCAA Tournament participant North Carolina ... announced his presence in the ACC as a freshman of influence and for three years to come against North Carolina as the Seminoles pulled off one of the greatest comebacks in school history to defeat the Tar Heels, 91-80, in overtime (Jan. 22) ... made a career-high seven field goals against North Carolina and saved his biggest shot for his final shot of the game as the Seminoles rallied from a 24-point deficit to beat the No. 7 Tar Heels ... hit a lay-up with 28 seconds elapsed in overtime to give Florida State an 80-78 lead - its first lead of the game ... also had a huge blocked shot near the end of regulation time ... blocked a lay-up attempt by North Carolina's Shawn May with 19 seconds remaining in regulation ... teammate Todd Galloway pulled down the rebound, brought the ball up the court and hit a 3-pointer with eight seconds left to tie the game and send it into overtime ... (vs. NC State) averaged 8.3 points and 5.7 rebounds in three games against NCAA Tournament participant NC State ... a near double-double of eight points and nine rebounds in his first ACC Tournament game against the Wolfpack in Greensboro (March 12) ... eight points, four rebounds and a blocked shot as Florida State came within just over a minute of defeating the Wolfpack in Tallahassee (Jan. 11) ... nine points, four rebounds and one steal as the Seminoles played in Tallahassee (Feb. 10) ... (vs. Virginia) averaged 11.0 points and 3.5 rebounds in two games against NIT participant Virginia ... scored 16 points and pulled down three rebounds as the Seminoles defeated Virginia in Tallahassee (Feb. 17) ... six points and four rebounds against Virginia in Charlottesville (Jan. 18) as the Seminoles pushed the Cavaliers into overtime in Charlottesville ... (vs. Wake Forest) averaged 12.0 points and 4.5 rebounds in two games against NCAA Tournament participant Wake Forest ... shot .800 percent from the line (eight-of-ten) in the two games as the Seminoles split the season series with each team winning on their home court ... seven points, three rebounds and three steals as a starter to lead Florida State to the 75-70 victory over No. 10-ranked Wake Forest in Tallahassee (Jan. 25) ... his ACC season high of 17 points came as Florida State traveled to play at Wake Forest (Feb. 25) ... (vs. Wichita State and Iowa State in the NIT) averaged 9.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocked shots in two games during the NIT ... scored six points and added four rebounds in Florida State's 91-84 double overtime victory at Wichita State in the first round of the NIT (March 17) ... six points on four free throws and a field goal in the second half to help the Seminoles recover from a ten-point (37-27) deficit to force two overtime periods ... 12 points, four rebounds and a career-high four blocked shots against Iowa State in the second round of the NIT in Tallahassee (March 23).

AT BRIDGTON ACADEMY: Earned his high school diploma from Bridgton as a fifth-year senior in 2003 ... averaged 25.0 points, 15.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 4.0 blocks during the 2002-03 season ... Bridgton finished with a 25-7 record during his only season there ... scored his career high of 40 points against St. Thomas More and pulled down his career high of 20 rebounds.

AT DOUGHERTY HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Dougherty High School from 1999 through 2002 ... averaged 28.0 points and 16.0 rebounds as a senior ... averaged a double-double of 22 points and 15 rebounds during his high school career ... named the Georgia Class AAAA Player of the Year as a senior ... led Dougherty to the Class AAAA State Championship his junior season ... Dougherty won four consecutive regional championships during his prep career ... was ranked No. 26 in the Insiders.com top 100 as a senior in high school ... also tabbed as the 21st best prospect in the nation by RivalsHoops.com, No. 26 by CNNSI.com and No. 34 by CBS.Sportsline.com ... averaged 16.0 points and 12.0 rebounds as a freshman and 18.0 points and 14.0 rebounds as a sophomore and 25.0 points and 15.0 rebounds as a junior ... listed as the No. 4 center prospect in the nation as a junior by HoopScoop.

PERSONAL: Born Feb. 8, 1983 ... Alexander is the son of Gwen Johnson ... is the oldest of three brothers ... he also credits his grandmothers Mary Jones and Rena Kendrick for helping him to be successful ... also mentored by his godparents Charles and Anne Roberts and his god brother Anthony Seay ... a native of Albany, Georgia ... stated the proximity of Florida State to his hometown as one of the factors in him choosing to become a Seminole ... grew up approximately two hours from the Florida State campus ... favorite player is Allen Iverson and his favorite team is the Los Angeles Lakers ... from the same hometown as former Cincinnati star and current NBA player Dontonio Wingfield ... selected Florida State over Indiana, Cincinnati, Connecticut and Kentucky.

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