Cory Johnson Signs on the Dotted Line

Cory Johnson is a 6'6, 210 pound player that will be joining the Cyclones next season. Johnson is looking forward to joining a Cyclone team that he believes has a great future, and that he's happy to be a part of.

It's now official that Cory Johnson out of Duluth, Minnesota will be in an Iowa State uniform come next season. Johnson is a 6'6, 210 pound player that averaged 20 points and nine rebounds a game a season ago, and he's extremely excited about signing the Letter of Intent with the Cyclones.


"This is so much better. I don't have to worry about who I have to call. It doesn't mean anything anymore. I'm set. I'm signed," said Johnson.


Johnson is having one of the best years of his life right now, and he credits his commitment to Iowa State as being a reason for that.


"It feels good to relax on my senior year. I'm in three classes right now and I'm done with class at 11:54. It's unbelievable. It's been the most relaxing year of probably my entire life. I'm trying to enjoy my senior year. I'm lifting a lot of weights and getting some shots up and be rested as well," said Johnson.


On top of everything, Johnson considered Iowa State's coaching staff as the number one reason as to why he'll be playing in Ames next season.


"I think the coaching staff was one of the biggest things. I'm really comfortable with them," said Johnson.


Growing up in Minnesota, hockey is king, but not for Johnson. Johnson is excited to play somewhere basketball is number one, and he believes the city of Ames is the right fit for him.


"As far as the school goes, I love the atmosphere. It's totally different from where I'm from. We're just a hockey town. They don't know what's going on in the basketball world outside of Minnesota. It's going to be really fun to go down there and experience what the atmosphere is like. It's crazy. I really like that. It's just a great college town," said Johnson.


Last season Johnson was in attendance for the Texas Tech game, and loved what he saw from the team and the crowd. Johnson plans on coming to watch the Cyclones play Kansas State, Ohio State and Texas A&M this year, as those games work out well with his high school schedule. Johnson will use one of those games as his official visit to Iowa State. Johnson was also in attendance this year when the Cyclone football team took on arch-rival Iowa.


"It was pretty crazy I liked it," said Johnson.


Johnson is excited to watch the exciting guard play of the Cyclones this year and is also interested in watching the youth down low for Iowa State.


As for Johnson himself, he's currently suffering from an ankle sprain that has kept him out of a couple of fall tournaments, but plans on being ready when the season officially kicks off next Monday. Johnson's team is expected to be good with a lot of talent returning, but Corey isn't getting arrogant by any means.


"You've got to play all of the games to find out," said Johnson.


One thing that Johnson plans to work on this season is his footwork. That's one thing that he has discussed with the Iowa State coaching staff during the Iowa State camp.


"I'm really looking forward to getting down there and letting all of them teach me stuff," said Johnson.



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