Irvine Valley sophomore center Jordan Johnson has signed to play at Division II San Francisco State in the fall, according to Laser Coach Jerry Hernandez.
The 6-10 Johnson was a back-up in the post for IVC for the last two years. He saw increased playing time and was a solid contributor for the Lasers, especially in Orange Empire Conference play, during the 2010-11 season. He helped IVC to a record of 23-8 overall and a spot in the Southern California Regional Finals.
In 25 games, Johnson averaged 1.8 points and 1.5 rebounds. He had a season-high six points in 19 minutes of action in a conference win over Santa Ana and five points, two rebounds and a steal in a IVC conference victory over Orange Coast.
"Jordan has battled some injuries, but has been productive when healthy and on the floor," Hernandez said. "He looks and feels good now and San Francisco State is excited about him. He had a really solid workout with them when he visited. Jordan has excellent hands and feet for a big guy. I think they are getting a steal."
San Francisco State had a 16-11 overall record this past season and a 14-8 mark in the CCAA. They were ranked 10th in the nation in Division II in the final regular season poll. Johnson, who played in high school at Santa Margarita, is the fifth IVC player from the 2010-11 team to earn a scholarship.