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By Robert Gagliardi

Looking to the future

Tariq Johnson was impressed by UW men's basketball after watching at game on TV, now he is part of the team


July 12, 2018

COURTESY/ Shannon Broderick/ Laramie Boomerang

Tariq Johnson poses for a portrait at the Arena-Auditorium in Laramie.

LARAMIE – During this past season, at Mount Zion Academy in Baltimore, Tariq Johnson had some free time and watched the University of Wyoming men's basketball team defeat Nevada 104-103 in double overtime at home.

"I kept telling myself, 'I can see myself playing there because of their playing style, which was the same as at Mount Zion,'" Johnson said.

About a month later, UW started recruiting the 6-foot-5, 200-pound guard and eventually signed him.

"When I got the first call (from Wyoming), I couldn't believe it," Johnson said. "I was really excited and we built a relationship from ther...

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