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Posted On: 02/14/18 5:26 PM
Minneapolis North guard Tayler Johnson has made the choice to play football at Northern Iowa. With his decision out of the way the focus is a third straight basketball title.
“Things are going good this season, our team has been put in some tough situations and we have fought through adversity a bunch of times and still kept our composure and that shows how much we’ve grown from the start of the season,” Johnson said about his Polars squad.
The Polars are 17-5 on the season and Tayler is scoring 18.6 points per game with 6.4 rebounds a night.
“Coming into this season we had some roles to fill, we lost three seniors that put up big numbers and my role this year was to fill them and try to match the numbers they put up. Right now I’m doing a good job doing that in all aspects, points, assists, rebounds, ect.”
The Polars recently defeated Minnehaha Academy and earned themselves the number one ranking in Class AA. Last night they took Hopkins to overtime and lost the game on a last second foul call. North is in position to make their regular March run.
“I’m very confident going into March, even though we are missing a key player and to me one of the best shooters in Minnesota, Eli Campbell, I still feel like we’ll be ready for whatever is thrown at us,” Tayler said. “As tough as it gets, we’ve been there before and we know what we have to do to get there again.”
Tayler Johnson is a two sport star who is a scholarship football player who signed with Northern Iowa earlier in the month.
“Everything about UNI has me exited, I’m ready to meet my new family and just build a relationship with them for the next 4 years.”