The potent Edmond North Husky boys basketball team that ran roughshod through the Class 6A regular season undefeated in 2015-16 is replenishing its roster with more-than-proven transfers. Edmond North finished the season a stalwart 27-1 with its lone loss to Putnam West in the state semifinals in March.
Just after 2 p.m. Thursday, Ardmore star Marvin Johnson was in the Edmond North counseling office enrolling as a Husky.
“What I understand he is in the counseling office enrolling here at Edmond North,” Husky head coach Terry Evans said. “I haven’t talked to them. All of this is a surprise to me.”
Along with Johnson, who nearly averaged a double-double last season with 22.2 points and 9.4 rebounds a game, fellow Ardmore Tiger Carlos Coppage is coming to Edmond North High School as well. Edmond Public Schools’ initial day of school was Friday.
“He (Johnson) used to play with my son (Tre Evans, who graduated from Edmond North in May) when he was young,” Coach Evans stated. “We scrimmaged them (Ardmore) and we pretty much had to put two people on him (Johnson).”
Johnson played this summer with the Griffin Nike team. He was a teammate of Husky standout guard Marques Wilson. Additionally, Johnson produced 4.1 assists, 3.3 steals and 2.1 blocks per game in 2015-16.
“Most people move to Edmond for academics anyway,” Evans noted. “Last year, we were one of the better athletic schools as well.”
Earlier during the summer break, U.S. Grant standout Damion Thornton also transferred to Edmond North.