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Junior college guard Matt Johnson signs with St. Bonaventure basketball

Junior college guard Matt Johnson signed a national letter of intent with St. Bonaventure men's basketball Thursday.

Johnson, who is from Baltimore, played last season at Howard College in Big Spring, Texas., and was named all-conference in the Western Junior College Athletic Conference after averaging 14.3 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 17 minutes per game. He shot 40.3 from three and 77 percent from the free throw line.

Johnson, who is 6 feet, 4 inches, played the previous season at Pensacola State in Florida, averaging 7.5 points per game. A graduate of New Town (Md.), he played on two state championship teams in high school.

"It is exciting to add Matt Johnson to our team," coach Mark Schmidt said in a statement. "He is a skilled, fast-tempo player who fits our system perfectly. He is a ball-screen offense player who understands how we want to play. Matt is a scorer who can help us right away. He comes from a high-level junior college and was very well coached there. Most of all, he is a winner who has been a part of successful programs."

Johnson is the second addition to the Bonnies, joining swingman Justin Winston, a New Jersey native who signed his letter of intent in the fall. He played this past season at Putnam Science Academy in Connecticut, the same prep school that produced Bona freshmen Kyle Lofton and Osun Osunniyi, who were both named to the Atlantic 10 All-Rookie team this past season.

The Bonnies return six players and still have four open scholarships remaining for next season. Tshiefu Ngalakulondi, a 6-foot-7-inch sophomore, has announced his intention to leave Bona, as has 6-foot-6-inch junior forward Melkisedek Moreaux.

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