Utah State Center Isaac Johnson Announces Return For Next Season

Apr 1, 2024, 1:20 PM


Isaac Johnson #20 of the Utah State Aggies reacts after a shot against the TCU Horned Frogs during the second half in the first round of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Gainbridge Fieldhouse on March 22, 2024 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

(Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITYUtah State center Isaac Johnson announced that he plans to return to the Aggies for the 2024-25 college basketball season.

Isaac Johnson announces return to Aggies

The sophomore shared the news via Instagram on Monday, April 1.

Two days before Johnson’s decision, Utah State hired former Youngstown State head coach Jerrod Calhoun as the replacement for Danny Sprinkle, who left the Aggies earlier in March for the same position with the University of Washington.

“Home: the place where one lives permanently, especially as a member of a family or household. Aggie nation, thank you. But we ain’t done yet #aggienation #goaggies,” Johnson wrote on social media.


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Isaac Johnson (@irjohnson44)

About Isaac Johnson

Last season was Johnson’s first as a member of the Utah State men’s basketball program. The American Fork, Utah native began his college career with the Oregon Ducks. In 2021-22, Johnson played in 14 games for Oregon and averaged 2.4 points in 5.4 minutes per contest.

After a year off the court due to a redshirt season, Johnson suited up for the Aggies in their 2023-24 campaign. The center became a standout for an Aggie team that had an outstanding season. Johnson played in 35 games and started in 31 of those contests. He averaged 6.6 points per game on 47.8 percent shooting. Johnson also averaged 3.1 rebounds, 0.8 assists, 0.5 blocks, and 0.3 steals in 14.9 minutes per game.

The sophomore helped the Aggies to a 28-7 record, including 14-4 in Mountain West Conference games. USU captured the regular season Mountain West title.

Johnson and the Aggies earned a bid to the NCAA Tournament as a No. 8 seed. USU defeated No. 9 TCU in the first round of the tourney before getting eliminated by No. 1 Purdue in the Round of 32.

Kyle Ireland is a Sports Producer and Locals in the NFL Insider for KSLSports.com. Listen to Ireland on Yards After College: An NFL Podcast. Follow him on X (@kyleireland), Threads (@kyleirelandksl), and Instagram (@kyleirelandksl).

Download the new & improved KSL Sports app from Utah’s sports leader. You can stream live radio, video and stay up to date on all of your favorite teams.

  • Utah State Aggies Scoreboard

  • Utah State Aggies Team Leaders

  • Utah State Aggies Standings

Utah State Aggies

Dee Glen Smith Spectrum...

Brian Preece

Utah State Basketball Adds Former Stetson Big Man Aubin Gateretse

Utah State basketball secured another transfer commitment, adding 6'11 Aubin Gateretse to bolster the Aggie front court. 

10 hours ago


Brian Preece

Transfer Portal Takes Bite Out Of Utah State Football Defense Following Spring Practice

Formal spring practices are over for Utah State football as several players have shifted their focus to the NCAA Transfer Portal

10 hours ago

utah state qb cooper legas...

Brian Preece

Utah State QB Cooper Legas Enters NCAA Transfer Portal

Make it two quarterbacks in the spring transfer portal for the Utah State Aggies after Cooper Legas announced his intent to seek other opportunities.

4 days ago

deyton albruy...

Brian Preece

Utah State Men’s Basketball Adds Deyton Albury From Transfer Portal

Former Queens University guard Deyton Albury has announced he will play basketball for the Utah State Aggies during the 2024-25 season. 

5 days ago

utah state qb mccae hillstead...

Chandler Holt

QB McCae Hillstead Enters NCAA Transfer Portal, Sends Thanks To Utah State

Utah State quarterback McCae Hillstead took to X on Monday to announce his entry into the NCAA transfer portal.

6 days ago


Kyle Ireland

Josh Uduje Announces Return To Utah State Men’s Basketball

Utah State guard Josh Uduje announced that he plans to return to the Aggies for the 2024-25 college basketball season.

6 days ago

Sponsored Articles


KSL Sports

KSL Sports Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the KSL Sports newsletter. Get the latest Utah sports news delivered to your inbox.


KSL Sports

Jazz Notes Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the Jazz Notes newsletter. Get insider analysis, game recaps and opportunities to win tickets!

Follow @kslsports...

The Road Home Mediathon 2023

The KSL Sports Zone and KSLSports.com are proud to support the all-day Mediathon 2023 at the Road Home, an annual tradition to raise money and other essential items for the Road Home, a Homeless Shelter.

3 kids wearing real salt lake jerseys smiling...

Real Salt Lake

6 Reasons You Need to Experience a RSL Matchday

RSL Games are a great way to spend time with your family with fun activities, good food, and traditions you can only experience at the field.

High angle view of the beautiful Rose Bowl Stadium...

KSL Digital Sales

How to Prepare for the 2023 Rose Bowl

Everything you need to know to plan your 2023 Rose Bowl trip in Pasadena, California. This year, the Utes will face Penn State.


KSL Digital Sales

Notable Moments From The Utah Jazz Season… So Far

At the beginning of the season, the Utah Jazz were second to last. Now they rank in the top 10 teams in the Western Conference.

Utah State Center Isaac Johnson Announces Return For Next Season