BARBOURVILLE, Ky. - The Union College men's basketball program announced today, the signing of Corbin High School's Madison Johnson (Corbin, Ky.) for the 2010-11 season.
On the signing of the local standout, head coach Sean Gillespie stated, "I am very happy to have Madison Johnson be the first official freshmen commitment in my first recruiting class at Union. We are getting a player that has a high level of passion and drive for the game. We have been fortunate to have him commit to being a part of the Bulldog family."
Gillespie also commented on the direction of the program. "We are going to build this program with freshmen players and it is great for our local community to see one of its own play right in their backyard."
Madison Johnson is a local standout on the court, being named to the All-State team as a senior, earning All-Region team honors a total of eight times (four regular season and four tournament), as well as earning All-SEKC and All-Mountain honors in every season at Corbin High.
Johnson was also an All-State Honorable Mention during his sophomore and junior seasons.
Originally from Corbin, Ky., Johnson is a dynamic offensive player as he averaged 22 points a game and led the state of Kentucky in scoring during the state tournament this past season to go along with earning the Region-XIII scoring championship as a senior.
Before finishing his playing career at the high school level, Johnson was able to become a member of the 2,000-point club at Corbin High School. He was also able to earn Most Valuable Player honors at the 2010 Gatorade Appalachian All-Star Game as a senior.