After having a good week the Cincinnati Bearcats had two players recognized by the American Athletic Conference for their good play. Senior guard Kevin Johnson earned AAC Weekly Honor Roll and freshman guard Jarron Cumberland earned AAC Rookie of the Week.
University of Cincinnati freshman guard Jarron Cumberland (Wilmington, Ohio/Wilmington HS) and senior guard Kevin Johnson (Cincinnati, Ohio/Summitt Country Day) earned awards from the American Athletic Conference on Monday.
Cumberland was named The American’s Rookie of the Week while Johnson was selected to the league’s weekly honor roll.
Cumberland averaged a team-high 14.5 points last week, shooting 64.7 percent (11 of 17) from the field and 70.0 percent (7 of 10) from three-point range in a pair of Cincinnati wins.
He tallied a career-high 18 points and six rebounds while making 7-of-9 field goal attempts, including 4-of-4 from three-point range against Texas Southern (Dec. 13). He posted 11 points with a trio of threes and a career-high five assists against Fairleigh Dickinson (Dec. 17).
Cumberland is averaging 6.2 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 15.2 minutes off the bench this season.
Johnson ranked second on the team in scoring last week, averaging 14.0 points while shooting 57.9 percent (11 of 19) from the field, scoring in double figures in both contests.
Johnson scored a career-high 18 points on 6-of-10 shooting from the field with four three pointers and a trio of steals against Fairleigh Dickinson on Saturday. He added 10 points on 5-of-9 shooting against Texas Southern on Dec. 13.
Johnson has scored in double figures in five of the last seven games, averaging 10.6 points while shooting 43.5 percent (27 of 62) from the field with a team-high 11 steals during the stretch. He is averaging 7.5 points and a team-high 1.4 steals as a starter this season.