Former KU Star Elijah Johnson's "Too Strong Tour" Visited Concordia High School
By Toby Nosker
KNCK News Director
Former Kansas University Basketball standout Elijah Johnson brought his "Too Strong Tour" to Concordia High School Sunday, June 24th.
Concordia is one of six stops on the tour, which also included visits to Shawnee Mission South High School, Parsons High, Arkansas City High and Maize South High. The tour concludes Monday, June 25th at Hutchinson Middle School.
The 27-year old Johnson, who plays professionally in the Israeli Premier League, told KNCK News he wanted to bring a unique program to each of these communities.
Elijah, originally from Gary, Indiana, played basketball for the Jayhawks from 2009 to 2013, including starting for the Kansas team that finished as the national runner-up in 2012. He reflected on his time at Kansas playing for Coach Bill Self.
The 6'4", 190-pound Johnson averaged 9.9 points and 4.6 assists a game during his senior season. Elijah may be best remembered for scoring a career-high 39 points in a 108-96 overtime victory over Iowa State on Feb. 26, 2013, in Ames, Iowa. Unstoppable late, he had eight points over the last 30 seconds of regulation and 12 points in overtime.
Johnson addressed the impact the game has had on his life.
Elijah said he plans to host the "Too Strong Tour" again in 2019.
Elijah said he really enjoyed the opportunity to reconnect with Kansas basketball fans in the area.