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Former Dayton Flyers star Johnson, getting a good look from NBA teams


Chris Johnson ( photo)

Former Columbus Brookhaven and Dayton Flyers swingman, Chris Johnson has been getting a good look from NBA scouts and general managers as a possible pick in the second round of the upcoming NBA Draft.

Johnson, who was a key performer for the Flyers the past four years, averaged 12.4 points and 6.4 rebounds per game this past season. It also helped him to have played with NBA Development League player Chris Wright, who received national attention and NBA scouts during his career at UD and in the process, they were able to see the talents of Johnson.

There is some discrepency of Johnson being 6-feet-6-inches tall or 6’3. One of Johnson’s friends in Columbus told me recently that he is every bit of 6’6.

Johnson has been very impressive with his ability to handle the ball, shoot from 3-point land and his free throw shooting. He is also a solid defender.

NBA teams say that he has also been impressive in the interview process during visits.

Johnson, who is being projected as a #2 guard, has spent the past month training in New York.


Info compiled from Radio, TV & internet reports

Former Dayton Flyers star Chris Wright playing in NBA-D League; scored 24 Saturday night


The Dakota Wizards earlier in the week  the assignment of rookie forward Chris Wright  from the Golden State Warriors, the Wizards’ NBA D-League affiliate.

Wright, who was signed as a free agent on December 12, 2011, had appeared in five games for the Warriors this season, averaging 1.0 point in 3.2 minutes per game. He was the third overall pick of the Maine Red Claws in the 2011 NBA D-League Draft and averaged 17.0 points and 10.8 rebounds in four games.

Chris Wright while playing for Dayton (courtesy of UD athletics)

Wright, a native of Dayton, Ohio, finished his career at the University of Dayton last spring.

He is 6’8, 225-pounds.

Wright saw his first action against the Iowa Energy on Saturday night.

Playing for the Wizards in Bismarck, North Dakota before 6,189 fans, Wright led his team to a 117-97 win over the 17-7 Iowa Energy. Wright finished with 24 points, shot 11 of 14 field goals, 8 rebounds and 4 steals.

Dakota is just 11-12 on the season.


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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: Trotwood-Madison wins first state title

Game report from Jim Murdoch

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Trotwood-Madison High School in the West Dayton, Ohio suburb of Trotwood has had several top-notch athletes pass through their doors. They include: Chris Wright, former basketball star at University of Dayton, Andre Hutson, former Michigan State basketball star, LaVonna Martin, Olympic Silver Medalist, Maurice Douglass, current head coach and former NFL player, Roy Roundtree, current wide receiver at the University of Michigan and Vincent M. Ward, actor & public speaker.

This weekend, the Rams football program put itself on the map for winning its first Ohio state championship.

Isreal Green rushed for Division II records of six touchdowns and 326 yards to lead the Rams over Avon in Massillon, 42-28.

Green scored on touchdown runs of 74, 38 and 4 yards and three runs from 1-yard out.

Trotwood-Madison finishes at 15-0, while Avon drops to 13-2.

The Eagles of Avon were led by their quarterback Justin O’Rourke who passed for 325 yards and three touchdowns.


Chris Wright repeats as Dayton Flyers MVP

Chris Wright (courtesy of Dayton athletics)

University of Dayton Flyers senior forward Chris Wright has been selected as the White-Allen Most Valuable Player Award at the team’s annual banquet.

The 2007 graduate of Trotwood-Madison High School in Trotwood, Ohio, is just the seventh Flyer to earn the MVP award three times. Wright’s former teammate, Brian Roberts (2005-2008) was the last to accomplish it. He was preceded by Ryan Perryman (1196-98), Roosevelt Chapman (1982-1984), Jim Paxson (1977-79) , Donald Smith (1972-74) and Henry Finkel (1963-66).

Just the third Dayton Flyer to be named All-Atlantic 10 three-times, Wright led UD in scoring (13.2), rebounding (8.4) and blocked shots(51). He was one of nine players in the nation to be nominated for the Wooden, Naismith and Lowe’s Senior CLASS awards in 2010-11.

Wright leaves the Flyers with his name all over the record books. He finished his career 15th all-time in scoring with 1,601 points in 123 career games. Wright is the school record holder in career blocks (162), career blocks per game average (1.32) and dunks (177). He also finished 10th in career rebounds with 886. He also hauled in 298 career offensive rebounds, which places him fourth in school history. Wright converted 394 free throws, which was good enough for ninth all-time school history. In addition, he finished his career with 31 double-doubles, placing him seventh in UD history.

The White-Allen Most Valuable Player Trophy is sponsored by Tim Allen and the White-Allen Auto Group, Inc. The award is selected by members of the team. The White-Allen Trophy has been awarded annually since 1953. White-Allen now sponsors the MVP  award for UD’s men’s and women’s basketball, football and volleyball teams.

Wright also took home another honor.

As the team’s top rebounder, Wright also captured his fourth straight “Shorty” Sharpenter Memorial Rebounding Trophy. Only two Flyers-Ryan Perryman and Keith Waleskowski-earned the Sharpenter Award as a freshman, sophomore, junior and senior.

The Sharpenter Award is named for Hall of Famer Ned “Shorty” Sharpenter and has been sponsored by his family since its inception in 1979.




Info courtesy of Dayton athletics

Charleston upsets Dayton in NIT first round game

Andrew Goudelock (courtesy of College of Charleston athletics)

Chris Wright ends a stellar career at Dayton (courtesy of Dayton athletics)

Southern Conference player of the year, senior guard Andrew Goudelock scored a career-high 39 points, including eight three-pointers, as College of Charleston beat defending NIT champion Dayton in a first round game in Charleston, South Carolina.

The Flyers would’ve had the home game as the #3 seed, but UD Arena was being used for the NCAA Tournament.

Chris Wright scored 21 points for Dayton in the final game of his stellar career.

The Dayton (22-14) senior class leaves the university as the all-time winningest in the program’s history with 97 wins.

The Flyers shot 43 percent from the field and out-rebounded the Cougars 43-34. But Charleston connected on 30-of-38 free throws and hit 12 3-point baskets.

Dayton was playing its fifth game in 8 days.

Charleston, now 25-10 will play Cleveland State in the next round.

Info courtesy of Dayton athletics

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