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.
Fresno State will play its second-straight Top 25 opponent when the Bulldogs travel to the Pit for the first time since 1999.
Fresno State vs. Colorado, 12/12/12
Men's Basketball, Day 5
Fresno State 60-54 over Utah Aggies
Fresno State Bulldogs vs. Idaho Vandals
Hawaii 74, Fresno State 68 (OT)
Photo by Keith Kountz
Last updated: June 21, 2013
2012-13 (SENIOR): Appeared in 18 games with three starts ... on the season, he averaged 2.0 points and 1.2 rebounds per game ... converted all four of his free throw attempts ... hit 14 out of his 37 (37.8 percent) field goal shots and logged a total of 195 minutes of game time ... made four out of 15 (26.7 percent) from beyond the 3-point arc ... also recorded four assists, 11 steals and one block ... earned team's Four-Year Achievement & Commitment Award.
2011-12 (JUNIOR): Appeared in 31 of 33 games ... on the season, he averaged 3.9 points and 2.3 rebounds per contest (14.4 min/game) ... scored 120 points and logged a total of 425 minutes of game time ... converted 45 of 108 field goal attempts (41.7%) and 12 of 19 from the charity stripe (63.2%) ... made 18 out of 56 (32.1%) from the 3-point line ... also recorded 15 assists, 12 steals and eight blocks.
2010-11 (SOPHOMORE): During his sophomore season, he averaged 8.1 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game ... played in all 31 games, with 21 starts logged at an average of 20 minutes in his 31 games played ... drained 84 of 227 (37%) field goal attempts, 45 of 141 (31.9%) from beyond the 3-point arc and 39 of 49 (79.6%) at the charity stripe ... in WAC contests, he averaged 8.3 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game while shooting 36.4 percent from the field.
2009-10 (FRESHMAN): With his hard-working attitude and passionate approach to the game, he earned his role a key bench contributor and played at least 12 minutes in each of the Bulldogs' final four games of the season ... during his freshman season, he averaged 1.4 points, 0.6 rebounds and 0.2 assists per game while shooting 13 of 50 (26.0%) from the field, four of 19 on 3-pointers (21.1%) and four of 11 on free throw attempts ... scored a career-high eight points on four of six shooting on field goal attempts on the road at Boise State on Jan. 30, 2010 ... grabbed career-best three rebounds and drained a career-best pair of 3-pointers in 79-68 win over CSU Bakersfield ... converted career-high two free throws in 69-37 victory over San Diego, Fresno State's largest margin of victory in four seasons ... registered five steals and one block ... logged at least 10 minutes in eight games ... in WAC contests, he averaged 1.1 points, 0.4 rebounds and 0.1 assists per contest.
HIGH SCHOOL: During his senior season, he averaged 20 points, seven rebounds and six assists per game and served as team captain for Diamond Ranch High School ... finished career as second-highest scorer in school history ... a three-year letterwinner ... named 2009 San Gabriel Valley Player of the Year, League MVP (2x) and First Team All-SGV (2x).
PERSONAL: Born May 24, 1991 in Pomona, Calif. ... parents are Gary and Freda Johnson ... has two older brother, Kris and Larry, and one older sister, Tammi ... enjoys going to church, playing video games and chess, sleeping, working on his basketball game and rapping ... favorite athlete is Ben Gordon because he is a great basketball player and has always been underrated ... biggest athletic thrill is to be blessed enough to compete everytime he gets the chance to play in front of people ... most admires his mother and father because they have been supportive of everything that he has done ... also recruited by Long Beach State, San Jose State and the University of San Diego.
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