Bulldogs' guard Tyler Johnson was named the team's Most Valuable Player for the 2012-13 season by the Fresno State coaching staff; roster taking shape for 2013-14 season.
The Fresno State men's basketball team needs to win one of its final two games for a chance at the No. 7 seed and an automatic spot in Quarterfinals of the upcoming Reese's Mountain West Basketball Championships.
Fresno State will honor its four seniors in a pre-game ceremony before Saturday's Mountain West clash with Air Force.
Last Updated: Oct. 18, 2012
2011-12 (JUNIOR): Appeared in nine games in his first season on the team ... played 15 minutes (1.7 mpg) ... recorded four rebounds, including three offensive boards, and committed no turnovers.
HIGH SCHOOL: Three-sport letterwinner in basketball, football and track ... as a senior, led El Diamante High School to the Valley championship in football ... won the West Yosemite League (WYL) championship in football in both 2007 and 2008 ... named team captain and to WYL All-Star game in basketball ... earned a 4.0 grade point average and named a California Scholarship Federation life member.
PERSONAL: Born May 22, 1990 in Lancaster, Calif. ... parents are Matthew and Lorrain Ely ... has one brother, Adam ... enjoys riding quads at the Pismo Dunes ... favorite athlete is Michael Jordan because of the amount of hard work he put in for every game ... biggest athletic thrill was winning the Valley championship in high school football and the game-winning 3-pointer in an AAU game ... most admires his mother because of the amount of support she gives to him and his family ... chose to attend Fresno State because it is close to home and he always watched the Bulldogs growing up ... majoring in kinesiology with an emphasis in exercise science.