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Andrew Johnson
Turlock High boys basketball's Andrew Johnson

Andrew Johnson is back after a one-year absence from the Turlock High basketball program, and he’s making his presence felt.

Last week, the 6-foot-5, 180-pound forward averaged 15 points and 12 rebounds as the Bulldogs posted a 2-1 record.

In a 57-42 win over East Union (Manteca), Johnson finished with 19 points and 13 rebounds. He came back with 12 points and 10 boards in a 65-55 loss to Riverbank, then finished with 14 points and 12 caroms in a 72-48 win over El Capitan (Merced).

Johnson is happy to be playing for Doug Cornfoot, who rejoined the THS program after two years away. Cornfoot and Johnson’s older brother — Everett Johnson, who went on to play football at Cal and has since transferred to Montana — didn’t always see eye to eye on the hardwood.

“Cornfoot and I have been clicking,” said Johnson. “It’s all love. I love playing for him.”

Johnson was a wide receiver for the Bulldogs’ football team this fall. He’ll play next year at Modesto Junior College and hopes to join his older brother in Missoula, Mont.

“That’s the goal,” said Johnson. “I don’t know if it will happen, but that’s the dream scenario.”


Age: 17

Grade: Senior

Favorite class: Statistics

Favorite food: A bacon burger

Hobbies: Sports

Pets: Millie (Yorkie-Shih Tzuh mix)

Dream college: Montana

Favorite movie: “Avengers: Endgame”

Favorite color: Blue

Favorite athlete: Steph Curry

Favorite team: Seattle Seahawks

Favorite artist: Drake

Three songs on my playlist: “What Would Pluto Do?” by Drake; “Big Dawg” by Li”l Durk; “Humble” by Li’l Baby

Finish this sentence: I can’t live without … football

Finish this sentence: In 10 years I will be … hopefully, rich