Transfer Chaney Johnson signs with Auburn basketball

On3 imageby:Justin Hokanson04/21/23

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Courtesy of Auburn Athletics

AUBURN, Ala. – Chaney Johnson is the latest Auburn men’s basketball signee for head coach Bruce Pearl.

The 6-foot-7, 215-pound guard from Alabaster, Alabama, played the last three seasons at NCAA Division II Alabama Huntsville (UAH) and will be a junior with two years of eligibility remaining.

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Johnson started and played in all 35 games of the 2022-23 season for the Chargers and was named Gulf South Conference Player of the Year averaging 15.9 points and 6.6 rebounds per game as a sophomore. The 1,000-career point scorer notched double digits in all but three games, including four 25+ point outings. Johnson led his team to a 27-8 overall record, regular-season championship title and the regional final of the NCAA Division II Tournament.

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“Chaney’s journey is the perfect example of the great American dream,” Pearl said. “He graduates from Thompson High School, goes to UAH to play for John Shulman, grows four inches, leads his team to a conference championship, becomes (conference) player of the year in three years, and now, has the opportunity to play at Auburn in the SEC. Chaney’s hard work, dedication, length and athleticism, have enabled him to become quite the talent. He will have the opportunity to impact our team right away. Auburn Basketball just got better.”

Johnson is a career 37.2 percent 3-point shooter and poured in a career-high 35 points versus Embry-Riddle on Nov. 7, 2021. He was twice honored on the NABC Division II All-District South Team and All-Gulf South Conference First Team.

A three-time GSC Academic Honor Roll student majoring in marketing, he is the son of Chuck and Regina Johnson, and has one brother, Brodie.

Johnson previously starred at Thompson High School, where he was a 2020 Birmingham all-region honorable mention and all-county second-team selection averaging a team-leading 13.4 points and 4.4 assists per game during his senior campaign.

2023-24 AUBURN MEN’S BASKETBALL SIGNEES

Aden Holloway, Guard, 6-1, 165, Freshman, Charlotte, N.C. (Prolific Prep)

Chaney Johnson, Guard, 6-7, 215, Junior, Alabaster, Ala. (UAH)

Denver Jones, Guard, 6-4, 190, Junior, New Market, Ala. (FIU)

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