Originally written on Fox Sports West  |  Last updated 2/3/12
Mater Dei forward Xavier Johnson spent last Saturday at the Sports Arena watching the then first place Colorado Buffaloes take on UCLA. The Buffaloes are good at home but like most young teams have their struggles on the road. That was evident last Saturday in their loss to the Bruins, but the future is bright for the Buffaloes who are playing in their first season in the Pac-12. Johnson is a part of that future, having signed with Colorado last fall. He'll join Spencer Dinwiddie (Taft) and Askia Booker (Price), who are both freshmen at Colorado and Southern California natives. "I just love the atmosphere there and everything about the people. I see it as an upcoming school to do great in the Pac-12 and be in the NCAA Tournament and I just want to be a part of that and be able to play as a freshman," said Johnson. On Saturday night Johnson and the host Monarchs will take on LaVerne Lutheran in the Nike Extravaganza. The game will be streamed live right here on FOXSportsWest....
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