Editors Note: The following interview was done by Mikkayla Guillett, staff-writer for Toros Nation a Project Spurs site.
By Mikkayla Guillett
Austin Toros (the San Antonio Spurs D-League affiliate) veteran Cardell ‘Squeaky’ Johnson is set to join new head coach Brad Jones and first round pick Dominique Archie at training camp on November 9. Drafted in the second round of the 2007 NBA D-League draft, Johnson continues to be a solid sixth man off the bench.
“We’re excited to have Squeaky back for his fourth season,” said Peter Lubell, Austin Toros Chief Operating Officer. “He’s led us to numerous wins in Toros history.”
One of those wins includes last season’s game three of the first round of the playoffs. Johnson propelled the Toros in to the second round with a season high 19 points off the bench. His ability to connect from 3-point land (4-of-6) and his eight rebounds earned him Adidas player of the game.
With numerous displays of his ability to help the team when needed, one would hope that this is the year for Squeaky to earn his first Gatorade Call Up.
“I want to continue to get better,” said Squeaky. “Let those things (call ups) take care of themselves.”Instead of worrying about stats and when he will receive a call from an NBA team Squeaky does his part to help the Toros organization in any aspect he can. From taking it upon himself to inform Austinities about the Toros on his free time to volunteering in numerous community events, Squeaky does it all.
“I love getting out and meeting new people. I especially love the food drives because they really appreciate us.”
Speaking of appreciation I think it’s necessary that we take a minute to discuss Squeaky’s hair. If you have yet to see it in person you are missing out and need to catch a game this season at the Cedar Park Center. The New Orleans native has not cut his hair since 2001.