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Signing with college is a dream come true for basketball player

WARRENTON, Ga. -- Since he was a little boy, Stanley Johnson has wanted to play college basketball.

His dream has come true.

The 18-year-old Warren County senior signed a letter of intent to play at Lurleen B. Wallace Community College in Andalusia, Ala., during special ceremonies at Warren County High School last Thursday.

"This is something I've been hoping would happen for a long, long time," Johnson said. "I can't believe my dream has finally come true. I'm ready for it."

Johnson, the son of Monigue Hill, of Warrenton, and Stanley Johnson Sr., of Thomson, has played basketball at Warren County for four years. During his senior year, he averaged 18 points and four rebounds per game. The year before, he averaged 22 points per game.

Warren County head coach Terry Stephens helped arrange Johnson's visit to Lurleen B. Wallace.

"I'm very proud that Stanley will be attending college and will be getting a chance to play basketball at the next level," Stephens said. "I think he will go there and do well and become a good representative of Warren County High School."

Aside from playing basketball for the WCHS Screaming Devils, Johnson also has been a member of the boys' varsity track team and cross-county team. He also is a member of the Future Farmers of America.

Johnson credits hard work on his part and support from WCHS coaches Stephens, Richard Arrington and former coaches Devon Grant and Jaamal Rhodes with helping him get where he has gotten in his life.

"They've all helped me a lot," said Johnson.

He plans to major in either physical education or nursing in college. After graduating, he has aspirations of playing professional basketball in the European League.

Web posted on Thursday, April 29, 2010

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