NAME: Isaiah Johnson
SCHOOL: Walnut Hills High School
GRADUATING YEAR: 2013
GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT: Scholarship to college
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6'9"-280 lbs.
PARENTS: Walter Johnson & Yvonne Cook
BIGGEST INFLUENCE: Mom
FUTURE GOAL: Bachelors degree, chance to play in the NBA
Walnut Hills' senior Isaiah Johnson, a 6'9" center and 3-year varsity starter, helped lead last season's Eagles to a 19-3 record (including a school-record 18-game winning streak) and the FAVC East title. Averaging 17.3 points, 11.6 rebounds and 2.7 blocks per game, Isaiah was named FAVC Player of the Year, 1st team all-city (Enquirer), 2nd team SWO district and honorable mention all-Ohio.
He is off to a good start this season with double digit games against Turpin (23 points) Glen Este (15 points) and Kings (12 points). His summer club is the Cincinnati Lakers. Active in community service, Isaiah has committed to play basketball next season at the University of Akron.
Isaiah also played 2 years of varsity football and was part of the 2011 team that made the playoffs for the first time in school history.
His favorite athlete and most-like-to-meet is Shaquille O'Neal, favorite book is the Harry Potter series and favorite movie is Love & Basketball.
COACH'S QUOTE – "Isaiah is a giant with a gentle heart. His ability to get others to follow him is incredible. He is a natural born leader that comes from a solid family foundation that has groomed him to be successful."
— Ricardo Hill, Basketball Coach
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