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HUNTINGTON, Ind. - The Forester men’s basketball program has inked another blue chipper for 2018-19 with the signing of Drew Johnson of Pandora-Gilboa High School.

Johnson has established himself as the Rockets’ most prolific scorer as he recently became PHS’s all-time leading point-getter. The 6-5 small forward has racked up 1,300 career points and counting. With more than a month of his final season still remaining, Johnson is averaging 17 points and eight rebounds per night.

As a junior, Johnson posted 20.3 points per outing to go along with 8.9 rebounds and 2.3 assists and for his efforts has a stack of honors and awards from last season.

In addition to being named PCL Player of the Year, Johnson was also voted First Team BVC and All-District. He earned a spot on the Dream Team’s First Team and was voted Third Team All-Ohio. He entered his senior campaign as a preseason First Team All-State pick.

“We are extremely thrilled to be adding Drew to what is shaping up to be a great 2018 recruiting class,” said HU Coach Ty Platt. “He is a very talented, high quality young man.

“Drew is a great shooter, is strong for his age, has a good feel for the game and is a gym rat. He is a tremendous fit for our program. Drew is a very good student, has strong leadership skills and will make a big impact on our team and campus. We fully expect Drew to have a great career here at Huntington."

Drew is the son of Todd and Leah Johnson of Pandora, Ohio.

The Huntington University Foresters compete in 17 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 38 NAIA All-America honors and 274 All-America Scholar Athlete honors. Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest.