Men's basketball adds a pair to the fold
Wednesday, June 23, 2004 | by by Scott McCain, Newberry Sports Information

NEWBERRY, S.C. - Newberry head men's basketball coach Shaun Golden announced the signing of Tyler Fisher and Chris Johnston to the Indians' program today, raising the number of commitments for the 2004-05 season to five.

Fisher, a Covington, Ga. native, played at Eastside High School under coach Tommy McWhorter.  The 6'5" wing was named to the All-Area and All-County first teams after recording 15 points and five rebounds per contest as a senior.  He converted 47% of his three-point attempts last season.

"Tyler possesses the skills and ability to help us maintain and build upon our success on and off the court," Golden said.  "He is a great shooter with a high basketball IQ."

Johnston, a 5'10" point guard who redshirted at UNC Asheville last season, played his prep basketball at East Henderson (N.C.) High School under his father, head coach John Johnston.  As a senior, Chris set eight school records while averaging 21 points, seven assists, and two steals a game.  Named both All-Conference and All-Region, the Flat Rock, N.C. native competed in the Asheville Citizen-Times Blue-White game.

"Chris is a crafty point guard who loves to distribute the ball and has the ability to make shots," Golden said of Johnston.  "We are excited about what he brings to our team."