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Seawolves sign former Dimond standout Luke Johnston to give UAA seven Alaskans for next season

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Seawolves sign former Dimond standout Luke Johnston to give UAA seven Alaskans for next season

Former Dimond two-time first team all-state guard Luke Johnston is now a Seawolf. Photo by Stephanie Burgoon/Alaska Sports Report

The 2023 Alaska high school all-state basketball team will run it back with the Seawolves.

That season saw Dimond’s Luke Johnston on the 4A first team, Wasilla’s Parker Kroon on the 4A second team, Grace Christian’s Sloan Lentfer on the 3A first team and Ninilchik’s Jaylin Scott on the 2A first team.

Repping different colors as seniors in 2023, they will be rocking green and gold this fall when UAA tips off the season.

Lentfer (23 starts) along with redshirts Kroon and Scott were already on the UAA team, and now Johnston has joined them after the Seawolves announced his signing Friday to bring to seven the number of homegrown players on a 2024-25 roster.

At Dimond, Johnston was a two-time first-team all-state guard who averaged 16 points per game as a senior and won MVP honors at the Alaska Prep Shootout.

After high school, he signed with Division III Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota. He never played and comes home with four years of eligibility.

“He is another local product who we recruited after his senior year, but we understood and respected his desire to honor the original verbal commitment he had made in the fall,” UAA coach Rusty Osborne said.

Eager to make up for lost time, Johnston has already joined the Seawolf program.

“Luke fortunately had the opportunity to join us this spring after our season ended, so he has a head start on learning our staff, system and school.”

Other UAA players from Alaska include Hasaan Herrington and Bishop Tosi of Anchorage and Luke Devine of Wasilla.

The Seawolves also return starting point guard Dillon Barrientos from last season’s 22-11 squad c that advanced to the GNAC Tournament title game and qualified for the NCAA Tournament.

 

UAA 2024-25 Roster

PLAYER HGT HOMETOWN
Alex Argandar 6-3 Modesto, Calif.
Sean Evans 6-3 Parker, Colo.
Parker Kroon 6-2 Wasilla
Zach Ibbetson 6-3 Norco, Calif.
Bishop Tosi 6-6 Anchorage
Jaylin Scott 6-5 Seldovia
Luke Devine 6-5 Wasilla
John McFadden 6-8 San Juan Capistrano, Calif.
Tyler Burraston 6-4 Draper, Utah
Hasaan Herrington 6-3 Anchorage
Malik Jackson 6-6 Castro Valley, Calif.
Lyman Simmons 6-10 St. George, Utah
Dillon Barrientos 6-1 Santa Clarita, Calif.
Jesse Stines 6-6 La Miranda, Calif.
Sloan Lentfer 6-7 Anchorage
Luke Johnston 6-2 Anchorage

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