ORLANDO, Fla. (FOX 35 ORLANDO) - The University of Central Florida (UCF) Athletics Association announced on Thursday that UCF head coach Johnny Dawkins has added three student-athletes to the UCF basketball program.
The three students are Tony Johnson Jr., Avery Diggs, and Moses Bol. They have all signed on to join the UCF Knights for the 2019-20 season.
Johnson is an incoming freshman out of Alabama. UCF said that he is coming off a stellar year at the Skill Factory in Atlanta. Standing at 6-foot, 3-inches, the point guard reportedly averaged 20.4 points, 5.2 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game in 2018-19.
“We’re very excited about bringing Tony on board,” Dawkins said. “He’s a hard-worker and a gym rat, and he has the potential to develop into a leader for us. He’s physically ready to come in and contribute right away. We’re looking forward to getting Tony on campus.”
Diggs has just finished one season at Southwest Mississippi College. The Brandon-native, standing at 6-foot, 10-inches, averaged 10.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 1.4 blocked shots per game. He also shot 58.6 percent from the field and 72.2 percent from the free throw line.
“Avery is another guy we’re certainly excited about,” Dawkins said. “He’s a skilled big with a high basketball IQ. He’s a true five who can step out and shoot it. He’s got a high upside and should fit in well here. We can’t wait to get started with Avery.”
Bol spent the last two seasons at Colby Community College in Kansas. Standing at 7-foot, 1-inch, he averaged 5.2 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.2 blocks per game as a sophomore in 2018-19.
“We love the potential we see in Moses,” Dawkins said. “He’s got good speed and runs the floor really well for a guy his size. That will really help us at the tempo we want to play at. He’s obviously already a really good shot blocker and we are excited to get started working with him.”
“We love the potential we see in Moses,” Dawkins said. “He’s got good speed and runs the floor really well for a guy his size. That will really help us at the tempo we want to play at. He’s obviously already a really good shot blocker and we are excited to get started working with him.
The trio of new players are joining Darin Green Jr., who signed during the early period this fall. Dawkins reportedly believes that this group can help continue to positive momentum for UCF.
“This group solidifies positions of need for us going into next season,” Dawkins said. “The future is bright with the contributions they’ll be able to make. They’re all great kids and will be good all-around student-athletes, so we’re excited to have them all join the UCF family.”