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Zach Johnson

position

Guard

Height

6-2

Weight

192 lbs.

Class

Redshirt Senior

Hometown

Miami, Fla.

Previous School

Florida Gulf Coast

High School

Norland HS

Career
Finished career with 1,720 career points … Played in 135 career games and racked 199 career steals and 399 assists.

As a Senior (2018-19)
Finished eighth in ACC in steals (1.7/game) and second in ACC in steals in conference games with 34 (1.9/game) … Recorded 12 points and four assists in ACC Tournament win over Wake Forest (3/12) … Nailed game-winning shot with 0.4 seconds remaining against Clemson (2/13) … Hit 8-of-12 field goals and scored 20 points against Florida State (1/27) … Scored 21 points in ACC opener against NC State; marks second time in his career he has scored 20-plus in back-to-back games … Scored 22 points (5-6 3FG) against Campbell to reach 1,500 career points (12/29) … Named to Wooden Legacy All-Tournament Team … Averaged 18.0 ppg in three games at Wooden Legacy … Made first Miami start at Wooden Legacy in championship game vs. Seton Hall (11/25) … Scored season-high 24 points, including go-ahead putback dunk with 0.6 seconds remaining, in win over Fresno State (11/23).

As Redshirt Junior (at Florida Gulf Coast; 2017-18)
Named to All-ASUN First Team, District 3 Second Team and ASUN All-Tournament Team … earned ASUN Player of the Week honors on Jan. 29 …  became just ninth member of FGCU’s 1,000-point club on Dec. 31 and third to do so as junior … finished fourth on program’s all-time scoring list with 1,344 … tied program’s single-game scoring record with 37 points in ASUN Tournament Final against Lipscomb (most ever versus a D-I opponent), including nine 3-pointers – the most in D-I program history … ranked sixth in ASUN in scoring, 11th in assists and first in total steals (70) … the 70 steals were tied for 17th-most in the nation and fifth-most in single-season program history … in ASUN contests, he ranked first in steals (2.1), eighth in scoring (16.9), ninth in field-goal percentage (.522) and 10th in assists (3.1) … his 564 points were sixth-most in single-season program history … led FGCU with 69 3-pointers … in four postseason games (three ASUN Tournament, one NIT), he averaged 25.8 points … led FGCU in scoring 12 times and had at least 14 points in all but one conference game … opened season with a then-career-high 27 points against Illinois State (Nov. 11) … career-high seven rebounds versus North Florida (Jan. 29) … only player on the roster to start all 35 games.

As Redshirt Sophomore ( at Florida Gulf Coast; 2016-17)
Averaged 11.9 ppg, 2.8 rpg and 3.1 apg in 29.3 minutes per game … Named ASUN Player of the Week on Jan. 14 and Feb. 24 … ranked second on team in points and assists … led FGCU with 1.4 steals per game … totaled 20 double-figure scoring games … four contests of 20 or more points … led team in scoring six times … scored season-high 24 points twice, the first coming in the home opener against UT Arlington (Nov. 16) and the second occurring in the regular-season finale versus Stetson (Feb. 23) … set career highs in rebounds (six) and 3-pointers made (six) in that game against the Hatters … paced the Eagles in scoring again with 21 against Long Beach State (Nov. 25) … 16 points and a career-best nine assists at Georgia Southern (Dec. 4) … blocked Kennesaw State’s final 3-point attempt (Jan. 12) which could have tied the game in the closing seconds … that was his third career game-ending block to preserve an FGCU win (all versus ASUN opponents) … 23 points, including a career-best 9-12 from the free-throw line, at Lipscomb (Jan. 14) … multiple steals in six straight games from Jan. 14-30 … had 24 games with a steal, including multiple steals in 10 of the final 16 contests of the year … led team in assists eight times … averaged 3.8 points in the 1st half and 8.1 points in the second half … played in 33 games, making 32 starts … played a career-high-tying 42 minutes at USC Upstate (Feb. 18).

As Redshirt Freshman (at Florida Gulf Coast; 2015-16)
Averaged 11.1 ppg and 3.3 apg in 26.9 minutes per game … led FGCU in 3-point percentage (.380, 27-71) … named to ASUN All-Freshman Team and ASUN All-Tournament Team … earned ASUN Co-Newcomer of the Week honors on Jan. 18 and Feb. 8 … set FGCU freshman scoring record with 387 points … ranked third on team in scoring and led Eagles in assists … his 115 total assists led all ASUN freshmen … led ASUN in league games in 3-point percentage (.471, 16-34) … averaged 16 points in three ASUN Tournament contests … reached double-figure points in 17 of final 22 games of season … after scoring 18 total points in the first four games of the year, he exploded for a season-high 26 against Bowling Green (Nov. 23) … shot 11-for-13 from floor against BGSU, with.846 percentage ranking as the sixth-best in single-game program history … fell one point shy of matching his season and career high with 25 points at Jacksonville (Feb. 1) … reached double-figure points 20 times … led team in scoring five times … passed out five or more assists 13 times, led by a season-high seven on two occasions, including in NCAA Tournament First Four versus Fairleigh Dickinson (March 15).

As A Freshman (at Florida Gulf Coast; 2014-15)
Redshirt season

High School
Rated No. 1 prospect in South Florida by RMF Magazine, the eighth-best prospect in state by Future 150 and a 4-star recruit by same outlet … joined current UM teammate Dewan Hernandez and led Miami Norland High School to its third-straight 6A State Championship as senior … averaged 14.8 points, 4.3 assists, 3.9 rebounds and 2.2 steals per game as a senior in 2013-14 en route to being named to 6A All-State Team by Florida Association of Basketball Coaches … named State Final Four MVP in 2013 and 2014 … as junior he averaged 13.3 points, 4.1 assists and 2.7 steals per game … scored game-high 29 points against Pines Charter in the 6A Regional semifinal and then led Vikings to their second consecutive 6A Championship in 2013.

Personal
Born Aug. 20, 1996 … son of Irose Johnson … has two siblings, Nikolia Johnson and Larry Smith … earned bachelor’s degree in legal studies from Florida Gulf Coast … majored in liberal arts in the graduate program at Miami.