Anthony Johnson of Memphis, Tenn., was announced on Monday as the sixth signee of the 2019 recruiting class by head coach Jack Defreitas.
Mens Basketball

Itasca transfer Anthony Johnson joins brothers in signing with Saints

Moberly, Mo.

Central Christian College of the Bible head men's basketball coach Jack Defreitas on Monday announced the signing of Anthony Johnson, Jr., for the 2019-20 season. 

Johnson, a 6-3 small forward from Itasca Community College in Grand Rapids, Minn., just completed his sophomore season for the Vikings. At Itasca, Johnson averaged 9.4 points and 4.8 rebounds per game, while shooting 32 percent from behind the arc.

The Vikings finished 14-13 overall and 9-3 in Minnesota Athletic Conference play during the 2018-19 season. A 2015 graduate of Raleigh Egypt High School in Memphis, Tenn., the three-year letterman averaged 10 points and five rebounds during his senior season. 

"Anthony is very athletic and can get to the rim, but he is also a good shooter," Defreitas said. "We're adding another player that is a little older and has two seasons of college basketball under his belt. Anthony and his brothers are close-knit and it is great that they will get to go to school and play together."

Anthony is the oldest of a trio of Johnson brothers who have all committed to CCCB. He joins brothers Andrew and Andre, who were also announced on Monday as members of the Saints' 2019 recruiting class.

While at CCCB, Johnson plans to pursue an Bachelor of Science in Sport Management.