https://twitter.com/gibsonj21/status/736022213195767808UH basketball picks up junior college forward
By Brian McInnis
May 26, 2016
Updated May 26, 2016 5:55pm
The Hawaii basketball team added some much-needed size for next season in 6-foot-8 Gibson Johnson, a power forward out of Salt Lake Community College.
Johnson, a sophomore with two years of eligibility remaining, announced his commitment on Twitter. The seventh player to accept a scholarship offer to Manoa for 2016-17 chose UH over North Carolina State and Utah Valley. He visited the UH campus last month and is the second big man in the class, along with 6-7 Zigmars Raimo of Latvia.
“I loved the coaches at Hawaii and my visit. It just felt right. Beyond excited,” Johnson messaged the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
He averaged 12.0 points and 5.6 rebounds for SLCC, the NJCAA national champion which went 31-8.
UH has one more scholarship to assign for 2016-17.
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Along with 6-9 RS/Soph F Jack Purchase and 6-7 Fr. Zigmars Raimo we finally got a little depth at the forward position.
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