Josiah Johnson named D3hoops.com Preseason First-Team All-American

Photo of Josiah Johnson courtesy of the UMHB Athletics Department

BELTON, Texas- The accolades continue to roll in for Josiah Johnson. 

The UMHB guard was named a D3hoops.com Preseason First-Team All-American on Tuesday morning, following last season in which he ranked third nationally in points per game (29.3), tied the UMHB record for points in a game (53), and earned the ASC’s Male Athlete of the Year award. Not to mention his D3hoops.com All-American selection, being named ASC West Division Player of the Year, or earning seven conference Player of the Week honors. 

Johnson is one of just four Preseason All-Americans who is not a senior, as he begins his junior year. Furthermore, he is the only ASC representative on the All-America teams, as well as the lone Texas native. 

He averaged 29.3 points per game last season, along with 7.9 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game. The guard added 54 steals and four blocks, starting all 20 games in which he played. Johnson also averaged a team-high 32.2 minutes in his first season in Belton and ranked third in the ASC in free throw percentage (86.7 percent). 

Johnson was also named to the ASC Preseason Watch List on Oct. 28.

The Big Sandy, Texas product is one of 11 returners for the Cru, who were ranked No. 12 by D3hoops.com in the website’s Preseason Top 25 poll. 

Riley Zayas serves as the managing editor of True To The Cru. He has worked in sports journalism since 2016, and can be contacted at rileyzayas@truetothecru.com. Follow him on Twitter at @ZayasRiley. 

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