Xavier Johnson Archive

Mike Woodson’s new practice tradition, expectations for the program and other things we learned at IU’s media day

Mike Woodson, Indiana’s newly appointed head basketball coach, has made his standards blatantly clear. He’s done so by starting a new tradition for the team every day before practice. The players huddle together and crane their necks to look at ...

Video: 2021-22 season media day press conferences with IU’s 13 scholarship players

All 13 of Indiana’s scholarship players addressed the media on Monday afternoon at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall for the program’s 2021-22 season media day. Watch all of the player press conferences below:

Indiana picked to finish 7th in Big Ten by Athlon Sports, Trayce Jackson-Davis named first team preseason All-American

The Athlon Sports 2021-2022 preview magazine – an annual publication previewing the upcoming college basketball season – hit newsstands this week after a one-year hiatus. Here are some notes on Indiana and the Big Ten at large from the annual ...

Xavier Johnson is learning how to use his passion and becoming a leader at Indiana along the way

NASSAU PARADISE ISLAND, The Bahamas – In one of their first conversations after arriving on campus this summer, assistant coach Dane Fife told Xavier Johnson why he wasn’t unlocking his full potential on the court. Johnson’s skill has never been ...

Video: Recent interviews with Xavier Johnson, Miller Kopp and Tamar Bates

Three of Indiana’s newcomers from last season – Xavier Johnson, Miller Kopp and Tamar Bates – are all expected to make significant impacts next season in Bloomington. Johnson and Bates are already on campus and Kopp is expected to arrive ...

A closer look at the Xavier Johnson addition and his potential impact at Indiana

Indiana’s backcourt for the 2021-22 season received a significant boost on April 7 when Pittsburgh transfer Xavier Johnson gave his pledge to Mike Woodson and the Hoosier coaching staff. The 6-foot-3 Johnson, rated as the 46th most impactful transfer this ...

Dane Fife talks offseason workouts, expectations for Tamar Bates, Miller Kopp and Xavier Johnson

In the weeks after Archie Miller was fired, it was rare for a day to pass by without a new piece of news swirling around the program. It began with six Hoosiers entering the transfer portal, four of which eventually ...

‘I just told them be ready to work’: Xavier Johnson talks commitment to Indiana

Xavier Johnson doesn’t have any big plans Wednesday night to celebrate his commitment to Indiana. “I’ll probably play a little Call of Duty Warzone,” Johnson said with a laugh. Johnson is back in Fredericksburg, Virginia, the city where he grew ...

Pittsburgh transfer Xavier Johnson commits to Indiana

Pittsburgh transfer Xavier Johnson announced his commitment to Indiana on Wednesday and his addition should provide a major backcourt boost for Mike Woodson and the Hoosiers next season. Johnson, a 6-foot-3, 200-pound guard, averaged 14.2 points, 5.7 assists and 3.4 ...