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James and Theo Johnson Eligible for 2014-15 Season

October 16, 2014
|  Lynchburg, Va.
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James Johnson (left) and Theo Johnson (right) have received waivers from the NCAA and will be eligible for the 2014-15 season.

Liberty Men's Basketball Head Coach Dale Layer has announced transfers James Johnson and Theo Johnson will be eligible for the 2014-15 season. Both players received waivers from the NCAA to take the court with the Flames, this upcoming year.

James Johnson (F, R-Sr., 6-10, 245, San Diego, Calif.), a transfer from San Diego State, played 17 games for the squad, last season. The Aztecs reached the Sweet 16 before falling to No. 1 seed Arizona during the 2014 NCAA Tournament. The forward averaged over nine minutes a game, finishing with 31 points (1.8 ppg) and 25 rebounds (1.5 rpg) on the year. His point total included a season-high eight points in a 90-64 win over Mountain West foe San Jose State on Feb. 25.

During the 2012-13 campaign, James Johnson became eligible in midseason, playing 13 games for the Aztecs. He sat out the 2011-12 season after transferring from Virginia. As a member of the Cavaliers, the California native played six games, averaging 1.5 points and 1.3 rebounds.

Theo Johnson (G/F, Jr., 6-7, 205, Sacramento, Calif.), a transfer from College of Charleston, appeared in 30 games last season with the Cougars, averaging 1.7 ppg and 1.5 rpg. During his freshman year, he played in 33 contests, averaging 2.8 ppg and 1.5 rpg, while finishing third on the team in blocks with 27. His blocked shots total ranked 10th in the Southern Conference that season and third among the league's freshmen. In a matchup at Wofford on Jan. 26, 2013, Theo Johnson finished with a career-high 12 points on 4-of-6 shooting, knocking down 3-of-4 shots from beyond the three-point arc.