New Indiana point guard Xavier Johnson went in depth on his basketball career and his expectations for his time at Indiana in a lengthy interview with Zach Schumaker. Johnson arrived on campus at Indiana last week after three seasons at Pittsburgh.
Johnson is a native of Woodbridge, Va., and a graduate of Bishop O’Connell High School. He also played for the Team Takeover AAU program which produced former IU National Player of the Year and All-American Victor Oladipo. He originally signed out of high school with Nebraska after being recruited by current IU assistant coach Kenya Hunter.
For his career in three seasons, he averaged 13.7 points, 3.7 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 1.5 steals per game. Johnson shot 40.2 percent (362-of-901) from the field, including 33.6 percent (93-of-227) from 3-point range and 76.1 percent (335-of-440) from the foul line.
In his first collegiate season, he broke a 34-year old frosh scoring record held by Charles Smith with 512 points. He also set Pitt freshman records for scoring (15.5 ppg.), double-figure scoring games (28), games with 15 or more points (17), 20+ point games (nine), free throws made (157), free throw attempts (209) and field goal attempts (383).
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