Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns men's basketball coach Bob Marlin announced today the addition of former Saint Louis forward Jalen Johnson to the squad for the 2019-2020 season;

Johnson is a product of University High in Baton Rouge.  He signed with the Billikins of the Atlantic 10 Conference out of high school.  He will sit out a year and have two years of eligibility remaining.

“He's a guy that we recruited out of high school, so we're glad to have him join our team,” Marlin said. “He's a versatile player who started 42 games at Saint Louis in two years and averaged close to double figures. He shot right at 40 percent from the 3-point line and is an excellent free throw shooter. He knows how to play and can do a lot of things and he's excited about the opportunity to redshirt (in 2018-19) and work on his body and skill set.”

 
Johnson started 18 games as a freshman at Saint Louis where he averaged 7.5 points and 4.5 rebounds. As a sophomore, Johnson averaged 9.1 points per game and 3.8 rebounds while converting on 39.4 percent (52-for-132) of his 3-point attempts and 67 of 86 attempts (.779) from the free throw line.
He led the U-High Cubs to three straight Class 3A state titles in high school.