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Stanley Johnson showers before every game

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Everyone’s got a weird pregame superstition, and Stanley Johnson is no exception. Johnson told USA Today’s Jason Jordan that he has to shower before every game, or he feels off his game:

“I lay out my uniform and socks and shoes and everything on the bed then I go take a shower before we leave for the game. Usually I wait til it’s about 20 minutes before we leave and I hop in the shower then. I always do this.”

It honestly makes my legs feel better and I feel so much more clean and prepared. I know it’s weird to take a shower before a game, but it’s my thing. It’s my routine. At this point I feel like I have to do it. It’d feel weird not doing it before a game.”

I hear the showers in the new Rupp locker room are awesome, Stanley.

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10 Comments for Stanley Johnson showers before every game



  1. Vindatuk
    12:05 pm July 19, 2013 Permalink

    I want to say a former NBA player did something similar…Vin Baker maybe?



  2. TMI
    12:23 pm July 19, 2013 Permalink

    Reporting on this is really creepy.



  3. Irish Spring
    12:26 pm July 19, 2013 Permalink

    It is our sincere hope that Stanley showers after every game as well.



  4. btowncatfan
    12:31 pm July 19, 2013 Permalink

    Of course when you play UL you need to shower before, during (halftime), and after the game (twice if you shake Pitino’s hand).



  5. Ezopolis
    12:45 pm July 19, 2013 Permalink

    Sweet music to the ears of Matt Jones and Drew Franklin



  6. ukfan
    1:05 pm July 19, 2013 Permalink

    Ppat had this same routine as well, always showering before every game.



  7. smead4
    1:05 pm July 19, 2013 Permalink

    cool story bro! I got a weird thing about showering before I go to work.



  8. hellcat
    5:24 pm July 19, 2013 Permalink

    I strongly advise you NOT to take showers at any big-10 (11 or 12) arenas before games! You know what happened at penn state.



  9. bluristhurr
    5:53 pm July 19, 2013 Permalink

    I like to shower before I take a poop. Does Rupp have showers? I think we might stand a chance if it does.



  10. Billy Bob
    11:12 pm July 19, 2013 Permalink

    I toured Rupp yesterday. The showers ARE really nice!