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Rolesville's Johnson makes All-Star basketball team

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ROLESVILLE - Rolesville basketball player Brandon Johnson was selected to compete in the North Carolina Coaches Association East-West All-Star game July 20 at the Greensboro Coliseum.

The senior forward will play for the East All-Star squad after having a career year as a Ram this past winter.

"It feels good to be selected for the All-Star team," Johnson said. "It shows that hard work actually pays off. It's a great moment."

Johnson experienced a huge spike in performance between his junior and senior year at Rolesville. This past season, he averaged 17.6 points, 12.8 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game. 

Johnson racked up 17 double-doubles as a senior, which is unprecedented in the history of the Rolesville basketball program. The Rams went 17-8 this past season, but lost to NAC 6 conference rival Heritage 64-62 in the second round of the 4A state playoffs.

"I thought we could have done better this year," Johnson said. "It was disappointing losing to Heritage in the playoffs, even though we beat them in the final game of the regular season. But it's still incredible to see how far we got as a team."

After he graduates from high school, Johnson will continue his basketball playing career at Brunswick Community College. He said he plans on studying sports marketing.