Preps plus now and then: Tony Johnson, Folsom / Lafayette

Published: Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013 - 12:00 am | Page 3C
Last Modified: Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013 - 7:12 pm

The Bee's Jeff Caraska catches up with former Folsom boys basketball stand-out Tony Johnson.

Tony Johnson | Folsom / Lafayette

Now: The senior guard started 21 of the Leopards' first 22 games. He scored 13 points in their 78-57 win over rival Lehigh on Sunday. He's third on the team in scoring (11.7 points per game) and leads them in shooting percentage (.542), assists (104) and steals (44). He's a co-captain for the second consecutive season. Johnson was second-team All-Patriot League last season, even though back and foot injuries limited him to 12 games for the Easton, Pa., school.

Then: He was the Delta River League MVP and a first-team All-Metro selection in 2008-09. He helped the Bulldogs to their second consecutive Sac-Joaquin Section Division I championship. He averaged team highs in points (17.3), assists (3.8) and steals (2.9).

– Jeff Caraska

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