MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Junior college guard Kedrian Johnson became the second member of West Virginia’s 2019-20 basketball signing class, the school announced Thursday.
The 6-foot-3, 180-pound Dallas native is a sophomore at Temple (Texas) Junior College.
As a freshman, Johnson led the country in steals (3.7) and was fifth in the country in scoring at 25.6 points per game. He also averaged 4.3 assists per game.
Starting all 31 games, he earned first team North Texas Junior College Athletic Conference (NTJCAC) honors and first team all-Region V honors. He helped his team win the 2018-19 NJCAA national scoring championship at 107.1 points per game.
“Kedrian comes from a great, up-tempo program that plays the full court style of Press Virginia,” West Virginia coach Bob Huggins said in an official press release. “Temple College has led all junior college in scoring for the past six or seven years. He’s an outstanding long-range shooter who is extremely athletic when attacking the basket. Kedrian is a high-percentage shooter from deep and from the free-throw line.”
Johnson was a 77.6 percent free-throw shooter and 37.6 percent three-point shooter last year.
Johnson joins small forward Taj Thweatt in the Mountaineers’ early signing class. That duo will be joined by Huntington Prep power forward Isaiah Cottrell, a West Virginia commit who announced that he will sign his letter of intent with the Mountaineers on Friday.