SAINT LEO, Fla. -  In wrapping up his recruiting for the upcoming season, Saint Leo men’s basketball coach Mike Madagan has announced the addition of Nate Johnson to his 2010-11 squad as he signed a National Letter of Intent to play for the Lions this upcoming year.

Always needing more speed on the transition as well as another defensive presence, the Lions look to have picked up a dual-threat with Johnson.  Hailing from Hawthone Woods, Ill. The 6’4” speedy perimeter player joins the Lions from Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, Ill. where he averaged over 17 points and eight rebounds per game as a senior and over 10 points and five rebounds per game during his junior season.

A team captain on his high school squad, Johnson helped propel his high school team to a conference and regional championship during his final season playing for the Patriots.  Named to The Daily Herald All County and All Conference team, he was also named one of the top-10 players in Lake County by the News-Sun as well as All-Area Honorable Mention during the 2008 season.

He will begin taking classes at Saint Leo in August and will start practicing with the Lions in mid-October.  SLU will begin their 2010-11 campaign on Friday, November 12th when they participate in the Sunshine State-Gulf South Conference Challenge in Valdosta, Ga.