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WKU junior Justin Johnson selected as Conference USA Player of the Week

Johnson is the first WKU player that has claimed player of the week honors outright since the program joined C-USA.

Western Kentucky junior forward Justin Johnson continued to play at a high level last week, recording another pair of double-doubles to average 17.5 points and 12.5 rebounds in the Hilltoppers two road games.

On Monday afternoon Johnson's efforts were rewarding when he was selected as the Conference USA Player of the Week.

Johnson became the first WKU player to receive the league honor this season and the first since George Fant shared the selection in Jan. 2015.  This marks the first WKU player that receive the Player of the Week honor outright since the program joined C-USA.

A starter in all 34 games this season, Johnson leads the team with a 14.1 points per game average and 8.7 rebounds per outing.  He's connecting on 53 percent of his field goal attempts, including 20-of-44 beyond the three-point line.  He's also averaging 1.9 assists per game and is second on the team with 15 blocks.

The Hazard, Ky., product has notched four consecutive double-doubles and has nine this season.  He's recorded 19 in his Hilltopper career.


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