Verizon Wireless WAC Men's Basketball Player of the Week Announced
Johnson, a junior guard from Reno, Nevada (Hug HS), led Nevada to a pair of wins over Idaho and Boise State last week. At Idaho, Johnson scored a game-high 23 points, including Nevada’s last six points with a game-tying three-pointer and game-winning layup and free throw with 2.9 seconds remaining. Johnson also tied a career high with two blocks against the Vandals, along with four assists and one steal. Johnson recorded 24 points on 8-of-14 shooting in the win over Boise State. He also dished out seven assists and collected a steal in the home victory.
On the week, Johnson averaged 23.5 points, 5.5 assists, and 1.5 rebounds per game. He also shot 50 percent from the field on 16-of-32 shooting.
Other nominees included: Boise State senior forward Ike Okoye … Fresno State sophomore guard/forward Paul George … Idaho senior guard Mac Hopson … Louisiana Tech senior forward Magnum Rolle … Utah State senior guard Jared Quayle.