Johnson to put his name in NBA Draft


SYRACUSE, NY - Junior forward Wes Johnson has decided to enter his name in the NBA Draft this spring. The consensus All-American will formally announce his plans at a 3:00 p.m. press conference in the Carmelo Anthony Basketball Center on Monday, April 12.

Johnson helped the Orange to a 30-5 overall record, the BIG EAST Conference regular-season championship, and a berth in the NCAA tournament this past season. Syracuse advanced to the "Sweet 16" before losing to eventual national championship game participant Butler. The Orange were ranked first during the course of the season.

Johnson averaged a squad-best 16.5 points and 8.5 rebounds per game this past season. He started all 35 games.

He was the BIG EAST Conference Player of the Year and was named to All-American teams slected by the Associated Press,, National Association of Basketball Coaches, Sporting News, United States Basketball Writers Association, Wooden Award, and Yahoo!Sports. 

Johnson was a finalist for the Naismith Trophy, Oscar Robertson Trophy and The Wooden Award. 

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