10 Questions: Karron Johnson

Oklahoma State will sign six players Wednesday, the first day of the week-long early signing period. GoPokes.com visited with several of those players in recent days, asking them 10 questions to help Cowboy fans get to know them better. Here are the answers provided by Karron Johnson, a 6-foot-7 power forward from Mt. Zion Christian Academy who is ranked as the 49th-best prospect in the nation.

Q: Do you do anything special today? Did you have a signing ceremony?
Johnson: No, I didn't do anything. I'm not that type of guy.

Q: What was your deciding factor in committing and signing with the Cowboys?
Johnson: I think it was when I came for my unofficial visit. Just walking around and seeing how welcoming everybody is, and also the relationship that I have with Coach Butch Pierre. I came down (to Oklahoma State to visit) and Marshall Moses is one of my best friends. He was one of my best friends at Patterson (School), and just meeting all the people on campus and the people tailgating (before the football game on Nov. 1 against Iowa State). I just felt real good about it all.

Q: What are three words that describe you as a person?
Johnson: Cool. Crazy. Giving.

Q: What are three words that describe you as a basketball player?
Johnson: I can only think of one and that is aggressive.

Q: What is your favorite thing to do on the basketball court?
Johnson: Win! Whatever that includes or whatever I have to do to win. That's what it's all about.

Q: What's your favorite thing to do off the court?
Johnson: Honestly, I really don't get too much time off the court.

Q: If you don't go on to play in the NBA, what would you like to do?
Johnson: While I'm at Oklahoma State I'm going to get a business degree. I would like to run my own real estate company one day.

Q: What are you most looking forward to in terms of playing at Oklahoma State?
Johnson: Winning! That's what coach brought me in for and that's what I'm coming to Oklahoma State for – to win – and to prepare myself for the next level.

Q: What do you feel will be your biggest challenge in moving from Mt. Zion Christian Academy to college?
Johnson: Of course, adjusting to the practices and workouts are going to be the biggest challenge.

Q: Who is the one player on OSU's roster, or in your recruiting class, that you are most excited to be teammates with next season?
Johnson: Like I said, Marshall Moses. I know what he's capable of, we've been friends for a long time, and I know what we can do together. We've played together and I already know what he's capable of doing.

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