MILWAUKEE - Torre Johnson of Milwaukee, Wis., has joined the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee men's basketball team as a walk-on, head coach Rob Jeter announced today.
Johnson, a 6-foot-6 forward, played in 30 games this past season for Oklahoma State. He finished third on the team in scoring at 10.1 points per game while also contributing 4.2 rebounds per game. He will have to sit out the 2006-07 season due to NCAA transfer regulations and then will have one season of eligibility remaining.
Johnson played two seasons at Garden City Community College, earning first-team All-America honors from the National Junior College Athletic Association. He averaged 21.7 points and 8.7 rebounds per game as a sophomore, earning First-Team All-Jayhawk Conference honors while also being named the Most Valuable Player of the Jayhawk Conference Western Division. Johnson holds Garden City records for most points in a career with 1,306, while also setting records for most field goals made in a game (15), a season (286) and a career (547).
At Milwaukee Juneau High School, Johnson was an all-city conference, all-area and all-state performer, averaging 17 points, nine rebounds and six blocked shots per game his senior season.
UWM now has 19 players on its men's basketball roster, 15 of which are in their first or second years in Milwaukee. Nick Hansen and Kevin Massiah are the only two seniors on the roster.
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