|Hometown:||Los Angeles, Calif.|
|High School:||Artesia HS '07|
|College:||L.A. Southwest College|
Earlywine on Johnson: “We’re excited that Tremayne stuck with us -- he could have opted out and gone somewhere else. Our fans will really enjoy watching him play. He’s a high-level athlete at 6-7 and he will continue to add to our speed, quickness and athletic ability. We’ve really increased our speed and quickness on the perimeter this year, and we wanted to do that on our front line for next year. Tremayne and our new high school recruits are a big step in that direction. If Tremayne focuses his attention on being a premier defender and rebounder -- the effort areas -- he will be a very good player and our team will be significantly better.”
2009-10: Attended EWU for the first time in January 2010 after completing his associate degree. He was recruited by San Francisco and Arizona, but originally signed a letter of intent with the Eagles in spring 2009 and then re-signed in November 2009.
Junior College: Johnson averaged nine points and five rebounds as a freshman in the 2007-08 season at L.A. Southwest Junior College then redshirted as a sophomore. He was a junior college teammate with Eastern’s Laron Griffin.
High School: Graduated from Artesia High School in 2007. He averaged only 3.5 points, 0.7 blocked shots and 3.1 rebounds per game, but played on the nation’s No. 1 ranked high school team as rated by MaxPreps.com. The Pioneers finished 33-2 and 11-1 in the league, and won their last 12 games of the season to win the California state title. Artesia blasted Bishop O’Dowd 91-64 in the title game victory. Johnson’s best performance came in an 82-33 win over Glenn High School when he had 10 points and eight rebounds. One of his teammates at Artesia was James Harden, who played at Arizona State and now plays in the NBA for the Oklahoma City Thunder. As a junior, Johnson he averaged 2.4 points, 2.6 rebounds and 0.5 blocks on a team that finished ranked third nationally. The Pioneers finished 33-1 and 12-0 in league play, and won the California state title with a 60-41 win over St. Mary’s that gave them a 21-game winning streak to end the season. Johnson’s top scoring performance was 12, also against Glenn High School.
Personal: Born Aug. 20, 1989, in Compton, Calif. Interdisciplinary studies major. Parents are John Johnson and Rosie Ellis.