Sean Johnson Signs with Duquesne

PITTSBURGH – Duquesne University head men's basketball coach Ron Everhart has announced the signing of New York City Catholic High School Athletic Association Most Valuable Player guard Sean Johnson (Queens, N.Y. / Christ the King) to a National Letter of Intent.

Sean Johnson The 6-2, 185-pound Johnson averaged 22.4 points per game for a Christ the King team (25-4, 13-1 in the CHSAA) that finished the season ranked fourth in the state by the New York Daily News and 11th nationally by ESPN RISE. The Queens, N.Y. native was named first team Class AA all-state by the New York State Sportswriters Association.

"Sean is a great kid and a very versatile basketball player," said Everhart. "He will have an impact on our program at both guard positions. Sean played in one of the toughest leagues in the country and finished the year as the most valuable player. That tells you a lot about his talent, the way he competes and his will to win. I'm thrilled he is part of our program."

Johnson, who was named third team All-Metro New York and ranked as the fourth-best New York Metro Area senior by Hoop Scoop, played for the City All-Stars in the Jordan Brand Classic Regional Game at Madison Square Garden on April 18. He scored 23 points in helping the City team to a 129-120 win over the Suburban All-Stars.

Johnson, who also entertained scholarship offers from Nebraska, Manhattan and Quinnipiac, joins fellow spring signee Andre Marhold (6-6, Fr., F, Charlotte, N.C./North Mecklenburg) in the 2009-10 Duquesne men's basketball recruiting class.

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