“Rise and Fire!” “Pure!” “In-the-gym range.” “Oh My Goodness!”
Sportscaster Gus Johnson’s signature phrases add to the excitement of college basketball games. As the play-by-play announcer for some dramatic finishes in the NCAA mens college basketball tournament over the years — he called the 2007 Ohio State vs. Xavier game and the 2009 Michigan State vs. Kansas game — he’s developed a large following of fans.
Gus Johnson’s play by play adds excitement
Johnson grew up in Detroit and was a 3 sport star at The University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy. A captain on both the football and basketball teams, he was also awarded the MVP in basketball. Johnson graduated from Howard University and was a 4 year letter winner in baseball.
A close college basketball game with Johnson handling the play-by-play makes for a memorable fan experience.