Johnson and Hasquet to play for LCSC men's basketball team this season
David Johnson, a 6-foot-5 transfer, and Josh Hasquet, a 6-2 guard from Rocky Mountain High in Meridian, Idaho, will be playing for the Lewis-Clark State College men’s basketball team this season, Warrior coach Tim Walker has announced.
Johnson signed a letter-of-intent to play for the Warriors this season after spending two years away from basketball. He spent the 2007-08 season with North Idaho College and helped the team to a national junior college ranking of No. 12. He averaged 14 points and seven rebounds a game while earning all-conference honors.
In the previous season, Johnson attended Imperial Valley College in California and led the team in both scoring and rebounding with averages of 13 points and seven boards per game. He helped IVC to the conference title and a 23-9 record, and also earned all-conference honors.
Johnson is originally from Chicago where he attended Orr High and earned two letters in basketball and four in volleyball. He averaged 24 point and 12 rebounds a game during his senior year.
“David is a tremendous teammate that should help us in all aspects of the game,” Walker said. “He understands the game well, scores going to the basket, and is a long, athletic player. At 6-5 he can guard multiple positions and rebounds the ball on the offensive end pretty good. DJ is a vocal leader that can get his team going. We’re happy he chose Lewis-Clark State. DJ played for a very good coach in Jared Phay at North Idaho College.”
Johnson will be a junior eligibility-wise this season.
Hasquet is one of two freshmen on the Warrior squad this season and enjoyed a successful career at Rocky Mountain during his junior and senior seasons after attending Meridian High for two years. He played both guard and forward on the basketball team where he was team MVP both seasons and a second-team all-Southern Idaho Conference pick as a senior. He shot 49.3 percent from the 3-point line and 85.3 percent at the foul line during his senior year when he averaged 12.9 points per game.
At the Idaho State Class 5A Tournament last season, he averaged 16.7 points per game and helped his team claim the consolation title.
“Josh can really shoot the ball well,” Walker said. “He was one of the leading 3-point shooters in all of Idaho last year, and performed well at the state tournament. He’s a good student and plays really hard. Josh played for Todd Morrison, who does a great job at Rocky Mountain High School.”
Hasquet also competed on the golf team at Rocky Mountain.
The Warriors face a tough stretch to open the season with consecutive exhibition road games against the University of Montana (Nov. 4), Washington State University (Nov. 5), and the University of Idaho (Nov. 6). LCSC will then officially start the regular season two days later with consecutive road games against Portland Bible College (Nov. 9) and Warner Pacific College (Nov. 10), both in Portland.
LCSC’s first home game is Nov. 12 against Southern Oregon.