Chase Johnston signs with FGCU

6’3 JR G Chase Johnston has committed to FGCU. Chase began his collegiate career playing for IPFW for the Fall 2019 semester, before transferring to Stetson University.

FRESHMAN YEAR (STETSON UNIVERSITY):

In his 2020-21 season he was ASUN Freshman of the Year, was selected for the ASUN All-Freshman Team, while also being selected for the Kyle Macy Freshman All-America Team. Chase averaged 13.5 ppg, which ranked him 2nd on the team, and 10th overall in the ASUN Conference. Chase made 97 3 point field goals, setting a Stetson University record. He led the league with 47 3 pointers during ASUN play (14.6 ppg during ASUN play).

SOPHOMORE YEAR (STETSON UNIVERSITY):

Last season, Chase was selected to the ASUN All-Conference 2nd Team after averaging 15.2 ppg (7th in ASUN), and scoring 456 pts for the season (6th in ASUN). He made 99 3 point field goals (3rd in ASUN), and shot 40% from beyond the arc.

Thoughts:

This is the perfect signing for the Eagles. Chase will continue to have success offensively, and has more of an opportunity with FGCU, since Stetson University underachieved last season, and is rebuilding next season, after losing both Chase and Rob Perry. A backcourt made of a Chase Johnston, Caleb Catto, Cyrus Largie, and Austin Richie, provides upperclass depth, and an opportunity to be one of the best backcourts in the ASUN Conference. Chase can put up ASUN 1st Team type numbers, and it will be great to see what type of system new Head Coach Pat Chambers uses in his first season leading FGCU. Chase has at least two years of eligibility, and these are the type of signings we applaud, since it won’t be a one and done, like last season with Tavian Dunn-Martin, and Kevin Samuel. We will get to see Chase play his best years in Fort Myers, and we can’t wait to see #11 on the court.

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