Former Southern University basketball star and NBA Champion Avery Johnson says he’s pitching in to help with flood relief efforts around south Louisiana.
Johnson, who is currently serving as the head men’s basketball coach at Alabama, told GoJagSports.com, “My heart goes out to all the residents of the Baton Rouge area that have been impacted by this devastating flood.”
“I wanted to figure out an immediate way to help support the recovery efforts,” he said. “In talking with Interim AD and men’s basketball coach Roman Banks, I decided I wanted to load up an 18-wheeler with as many supplies as we could possibly fit on it and get it to Baton Rouge from Tuscaloosa immediately.”
Johnson sent a semi-truck full of supplies, including water, soap, towels, clothes and more that arrived Thursday to the F.G. Clark Activity Center.