April 16, 2014
EVANSTON, Ill. -
Northwestern head men's basketball coach Chris Collins has announced the signing of guard Johnnie Vassar (Chicago, Ill./JSerra (San Juan Capistrano, Calif.)) to a National Letter of Intent to join the Wildcats for the upcoming 2014-15 season.
Vassar joins Vic Law, Scottie Lindsey, Bryant McIntosh and Gavin Skelly---all of whom signed during the early signing period in November---in NU's talent recruiting class that is currently ranked No. 30 in the nation by ESPN.com.
"We're very excited to be able to add Johnnie to a great incoming freshman class," Collins said. "He will provide us with an elite level of athleticism and speed. He has a lot of experience and he's going to help bolster our backcourt. Johnnie is a winner and he's going to fit in very well with the other guys in this class."
A complete bio on Vassar follows.
Deposits are currently being accepted for season tickets for the upcoming 2014-15 season. For more information, visit the Northwestern Tickets website.
Chicago, Ill./JSerra (San Juan Capistrano, Calif.)
High School: Posted averages of 19.7 points and 5.0 assists per game as a senior ... All-CIF Division 4-AA Player of the Year ... Team MVP ... First-team All-Trinity League ... Tallied 26 points and 9 assists vs. eventual CIF Open Division state champion Mater Dei, the nation's No. 2 ranked team according to USA Today ... School record holder with 15 assists in a game ... Recorded 21 points and 7 assists in leading JSerra to an 83-62 victory over Oaks Christian for the CIF-Southern Section Division 4-AA championship ... Posted 23 points and 10 assists vs. St. John Bosco ... Won slam dunk competition at MaxPreps Holiday Classic ... Averaged 13.3 points, 5.2 assists and 1.7 steals per game as a junior, helping JSerra advance to the CIF-SS Division 4-AA quarterfinals ... Also attended Lawrence Academy (Mass.), La Lumiere (Ind.) and Milton High (Ga.) ... Three-start recruit by both Rivals, Scout and ESPN.com ... Participated in 2011-12 U16 USA Basketball Developmental team trials ... Honor roll student ... High school coach at JSerra was Joedy Gardner.
Born Johnnie Emmanuel Vassar on 2/7/95 ... Son of Cherise Vassar ... Played with fellow Northwestern signee Vic Law at Reebok Breakout Camp.
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