14 Phil Johnson

Name
Phil Johnson
Position
Forward-Center
Class
SR
Hometown (Last School)
Lexington, KY (University High)
Ht
6'5"
Wt
190
Seasons
1955-56, 1956-57, 1957-58, 1958-59
Birthday
October 28, 2020

The bespectacled, 6-6 home town product of University High School should provide extensive help in the height department and particularly in the rough going under the boards. He is almost certain to see a lot of duty in a reserve capacity at both forward and center and there’s an outside chance he could break into the starting lineup later in the campaign as he gets the feel of competition again. Previous service has seen Johnson, the son of former Wildcat All-Conference halfback Bert (Man 0′ War) Johnson, in the role of a forward more than in the pivot. The first year of his conversion from a schoolboy pivotman saw Phil score 111 points in frosh play for and as a soph two seasons back he had 52 points in limited action in 17 games. Johnson has a good jump shot and hooks well in close to the basket. While playing for University High, Phil was an honorable mention All-State choice for three straight years. In his senior year, he scored 527 points for a 25.1 average.