LA Tech advances to NIT quarterfinals with 79-71 win at Georgia
Head coach Michael White, Chris Anderson and Alex Hamilton
Tipoff is set for 10 a.m. CT
LA Tech advances to second round of the NIT to face Georgia
The Bulldogs earned an automatic bid to the NIT
Bulldogs defeat the Gaels, 89-88, to advance to the 2nd round of the NIT
Bulldogs hold off Blazers for 67-58 road win
LA Tech defeated MT, 55-39, to move into a tie for first place in C-USA.
LA Tech versus Rice 2/15/14
LA Tech versus Tulsa 2/6/14
2013-14: Played in 34 games with 18 starts, including the last 16 games ... Totaled 335 points while averaging 9.1 points per game, playing 21.5 minutes of action on average ... Recorded double-digit scoring games 18 times while being the leading scorer in five games ... Finished 12th in C-USA in field goal shooting percentage (52.9) ... Also averaged 3.5 rebounds per game and 0.7 assists per game ... Was the team's leading rebounder in three games ... Got his first start as a Bulldog versus Centenary (11/13), scoring 10 points ... Registered lone double-double of career versus FIU (1/11) with career-highs in points (18) and rebounds (11) ... Followed that performance up with a 14-point effort at Tulane (1/16), including a career-high four three's ... Shot 8-of-11 from the field against Marshall (1/25) for 17 points ... Stepped into the starting lineup at UTEP (1/30) and stayed there the rest of the season ... Matched his career-high in points with 18 versus Tulsa (2/6) ... Recorded a career-high three steals against Rice (2/15) ... Played 35 minutes at East Carolina, a career-high ... Delivered several highlight reel dunks throughout the season.
2012-13: Played in all 34 games ... Totaled 156 points for an average of 4.6 points per game as well as 2.9 rebounds ... Recorded four double-digit scoring games and was the team's leading rebounder in four games ... Immediately saw significant action in the first game of the season at Texas A&M (11/9) with 27 minutes of play, registering seven points and four rebounds ... Recorded his first double-digit performance at Texas State (1/10) with 10 points, including a perfect 6-of-6 from the free throw line ... Had his most productive outing versus Seattle (1/19) with a career-high 15 points on 4-of-10 shooting and a career-high eight rebounds ... Went a perfect 5-of-5 from the field for 13 points versus San Jose State (3/2).
Tyler Junior College: Coached by Mike Marquis and Ifeanyi Koggu ... Played in all 30 games in 2011-12 ... Averaged 13.2 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game ... Made 46 percent of his field goal attempts and 73 percent at the free throw line ... Named first team all-conference and all-region ... Led team to 18-12 record and reached the quarterfinals of the Region XIV Tournament ... Averaged 9.9 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists per contest as a freshman as the Apache went 19-11 and made an appearance in the Region XIV Tournament.
High School: Lettered three years at John Tyler High School in Tyler, Texas under coaches Gerald Anthony and Tony Pinson ... Named MVP of the 2010 Azalea Orthopedics Boys all-star game ... Averaged 17 points and eight rebounds per game his senior season ... Named All-East Texas MVP by the Tyler Courier-Times as a senior ... Picked as MVP and Offensive Player of the Year in district-5A ... Selected to the All-East Texas Boys first team by the Tyler Courier-Times his junior year ... Picked as the Newcomer of the Year his sophomore season by the Tyler Courier-Times ... Also participated in track and field.
Personal: Jaron Johnson ... Son of Michael and Cynthia Johnson ... Has two older brothers, Jeremy and Justin ... His brother, Justin, played at Tyler Junior College and the University of Iowa and currently plays professionally in Canada ... Born May 5, 1992 in Tyler, Texas.