Photo of Josiah Johnson provided by the UMHB Athletics Department
BELTON, Texas- Josiah Johnson’s historic season culminated in perhaps the best way possible.
On Thursday, the sophomore was named a D3hoops.com First-Team All-American, the first in program history since Robert Moore in 2002.
The list of D3hoops.com All-Americans in UMHB history is relatively short, comprised of Moore, Johnson and Kitrick Bell, who played for the Cru from 2010-2014, and was named an All-American but not selected to the first team.
The case could be made that Johnson had the best season for an individual player in UMHB men’s basketball history, as the guard averaged 29.3 points, 7.9 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game. He dazzled the fanbase with several scoring outbursts, including a 53-point performance against Concordia at nearby Temple College. His points per game set both a school and conference record.
In addition, his 586 points, 178 made field goals and 170 made free throws led the nation, and he also ranked second in three-pointers with 60.
Throughout his first season in Belton, Johnson took the ASC by storm, earning West Division Player of the Week honors seven times. On March 24, the Big Sandy, Texas product was named the conference’s West Division Player of the Year. He was also selected to D3hoops.com’s All-South Region First Team on April 21.
UT Dallas’ Dimitrius Underwood was the only other ASC representative on D3hoops.com’s All-American teams, as he was selected to the Second Team.