Wes Johnson keeping busy during NBA lockout

Wes Johnson (file photo)

Wes Johnson was at the Melo Center on Tuesday, keeping in shape and maybe tuning up for the Legends game at Friday's Midnight Madness.

But there's a certain anxiety in the former Orange basketball star, he wants the NBA season to get going, and soon.

Wes was a rookie for the Minnesota Timberwolves last season averaging 9 points per contest, a good mark for a rookie. One would expect those numbers to go up with more experience, but that season of course, is in jeopardy.

NBA Commissioner David Stern announced the cancellation of the first two weeks of the season have been cancelled, and Johnson is making the most of that time not just by keeping in shape but by taking classes at SU to try and finish up his degree as well.

Johnson spoke exclusively with me, and also says the players' proposals keep getting rejected and that they're just "playing it by ear" for the moment. He says all the players can do is make the most of it, and by going back to class, Wes is definitely walking the talk.