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."