Tizzo Johnson - POINT 3 Alpha
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Height 6-8 | Weight 240
Since completing his playing career, Tizzo has continued to stay around basketball. He coached 2 successful AAU programs for girls and boys. He coached the 12U girls Garner Flames out of Garner, NC and coached the 16U boys Kingdom Athletes out of High Point, NC. He has always had the passion to help develop the skills of players. He truly believes that every child should be given the opportunity to develop and improve their level of play on the court. Which that desire, Tizzo developed, RiseUp! Elite Sports Academy, Inc. His organization takes your average players and develops them into high level performing athletes. They have a unique program where they target players who got cut from their school team or AAU team, players who need to increase their IQ on court or just need more repetition, and players that we consider your "7th-12th player" on the bench.They believe in working with area coaches to strengthen what they consider their "weaker" players. Along with RiseUp! they have also started a youth basketball program called Golden Knights. They developed the Golden Knights program to assist players in taking what they learn from RiseUp skills training and apply it to game situations.
A 6'8 athletic small forward with the versatility to be a scoring threat in the paint or on the perimeter. Long arms and is known for his shot blocking abilities and also his defensive presence on the court. Coming out of UNC-Greensboro in 2005, Tizzo held the reputation of being an "X-Factor" for the program. He is known for his defensive tenacity and his passion for stopping the other teams best scorer.Which helped lead UNC-Greensboro to a Southern Conference Championship in 2000 and a NCAA appearance. In 2001 UNC-Greensboro also earned a Pre-Season NIT invite competing against and defeating Wagner University where Tizzo defended their best inside player and held him to his worst game of the season. Tizzo graduated from UNC-Greensboro in 2005 with a degree in Recreation, Parks and Tourism. Since his collegiate career, he has also played professionally overseas, 2 years in Germany where in his 2nd year, he was the league leading scorer averaging 29 pts per games. From there, he joined the Tokyo Apache in the BJ League under the coaching of Joe "Jelly Bean" Bryant. He finished his playing career in Tokyo, Japan where they won the BJ League Eastern Division Championship and losing in the BJ League Championship game.