|Marco Johnson 24
GENERAL... Walk-on from the Capital Region who enjoyed a standout high school career... Great shooter who will add depth to the Saints perimeter.
BEFORE SIENA... A Big Ten All-Star at Amsterdam as senior when he led the conference in 3-point field goals... Selected to the Julius Girmindl All-Tournament Team as a junior and senior... Tied the Big Ten record with eight 3-pointers in a single game as a senior... Was also selected Team MVP as a senior.
PERSONAL... Born January 25, 1987 in Schenectady... An undecided business major at Siena who would like to become a financial advisor... Chose Siena because of its academic reputation and the community environment over schools such as Princeton, Columbia, Yale and Colgate... Has two younger brothers, Dino (16) and Antonio (12).
The Marco Johnson File
When you were growing up, what basketball player did you most want to be like and why?
I wanted to be like Michael Jordan because he was the best player in the NBA and brought a unique style of play to the sport
What is your goal for the season? My goal is to work as hard as possible during practice so when the time comes for me to step up for the team I will be prepared to do so
What was your single best feeling during your playing career?
The feeling I had after I tying the Big Ten record by making 8-10 3-point shots in my senior season
What's your favorite book? The Life You Imagined by Derek Jeter
What has been the most surprising thing about your college experience so far? I am very surprised with how well I get along with my roommate
What is your favorite bus movie? Any movie with Adam Sandler in it
If you had a motto to live by what would it be? "Live life to the fullest and never settle for anything less"
On those long bus rides, what song would we hear you play the most? "California" by Phantom Planet
Tell me something about you that might surprise me? I enjoy playing the guitar and singing
If we caught you sneaking a treat, what kind of food is your guilty pleasure? I really like ice cream
Who is the opponent that you most want to beat this year and why? I want to beat Syracuse because they are well known for their basketball program and are consistently ranked in the top-25 nationally every year
Who on the coaching staff would you most like to play one-on-one and why? I would like to play Coach Maciarello because he was a former Siena basketball player
If I had one basketball dream that could be made a reality, what would it be? My basketball dream is to play in the NCAA tournament
What is the most unpopular movie that you love? I like the movie Spaceballs
Off the court, what has been the most rewarding thing about being at Siena? The great academic programs they have to offer as well as the small school atmosphere