Armon Johnson Returns to Reno

Armon Johnson Returns to Reno

In the words of Armon Johnson, "I have reached my dream of playing professional basketball... I have traveled to many different countries, but I'm not satisfied. I am back to finish my degree and help the current Wolf Pack players reach their goals"

The former Wolf Pack star and 34th overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft is back at the University Nevada to complete his bachelors degree and serve as an undergraduate assistant for the Men's Basketball program. Johnson left school after three years in silver and blue to declare fro the NBA Draft. He was taken in the second round by the Portland Trail Blazers where he spent a season and a half before being shipped to the New Jersey Nets in 2012.  Johnson spent several years playing professionally in the states and overseas.

"Playing in the NBA was a dream. What young basketball player doesn't grow up with aspirations of playing in the league," Armon stated. "It was an experience I will never forget. The NBA, the D-League, playing overseas, it was all great. I think I can now say I'm a world traveler."

Well, Johnson won't have to travel too far for his next journey. The Chicago, Illinois native who played high school basketball in Reno is and taking a full 15 hour course load in order to complete his degree in Human Development and Family Studies. 

"Having Armon Johnson back on campus is a home run for our program," Eric Musselman said. "Not only is he a great player that will be a role model to our guys, but he's also a tremendous person with the type of character and work ethic that we try to instill in our players. With this being said we are extremely excited to get Armon back in our program as an undergraduate assistant. With his background and playing career at Nevada, he will serve a very important role in practice and will be another vehicle for our players to use as guidance." 

In three seasons at Nevada, Johnson totaled 1,441 points, 370 rebounds, 445 assists and 83 steals.  He ranks 11th in scoring and fifth in assists on the Wolf Pack's career lists. Appearing in 101 games he made 99 starts which ranks 10th in school history.  The Pack won 21 games each of his three seasons and made postseason appearances every year.  As a freshman he was a member of the team that tied for first in the Western Athletic Conference, his sophomore squad placed second and as junior the Pack tied for second.

Johnson was named the WAC Freshman of the Year and to the WAC Newcomer Team in 2008.  In his second season he was selected to the WAC first team and earned second-team honors as a junior.

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