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WKU forward Justin Johnson leads Conference USA with 13 double-doubles

Western Kentucky junior forward Justin Johnson has been selected as a member of the All-Conference USA Second Team, the league announced on Monday.

Averaging 14.5 points and 9.2 rebounds, the Hazard, Ky., product is the team-leader in both categories and top C-USA in rebounding and with 13 double-doubles.  His double-double total also ranks No. 31 nationally.

From the WKU release:

Johnson broke into WKU’s 1,000-point club this season and now ranks 39th on the school’s all-time scoring list with 1,105 career points. He could become the first Hilltopper to average more than 14 points and nine rebounds since Nigel Dixon in 2003-04, as well as the first to average 14 points, nine rebounds and two assists since Mike Odemns in 1974-75.

Johnson could also become the first WKU player to lead the program in scoring and rebounding in back-to-back seasons since Chris Marcus in 2000-02.

His 56.2 percent field goal percentage in league play this season leads C-USA, and his 55.8 percent career percentage would currently rank seventh in WKU history.

All-Conference USA Selections

2016-17 ALL-CONFERENCE USA FIRST TEAM
Erik McCree, Louisiana Tech, Sr., F, 6-8. 225, Orlando, Florida
Jon Elmore, Marshall, Jr., G, 6-3, 189, Charleston, West Virginia
JaCorey Williams, Middle Tennessee, Sr., F, 6-8, 220, Birmingham, Alabama
Marcus Evans, Rice, So., G, 6-2, 195, Chesapeake, Virginia
Egor Koulechov, Rice, R-Jr., G/F, 6-5, 210, Volgograd, Russia

2016-17 ALL-CONFERENCE USA SECOND TEAM
Jon Davis, Charlotte, So., G, 6-3, 195, Upper Marlboro, Maryland
Reggie Upshaw Jr., Middle Tennessee, Sr., F, 6-8, 228, Chattanooga, Tennessee
William Lee, UAB, Jr., F, 6-9, 210, Plantersville, Alabama
Dominic Artis, UTEP, Sr., G, 6-3, 190, San Francisco, California
Justin Johnson, WKU, Jr., F, 6-6, 240, Hazard, Kentucky
 
2016-17 ALL-CONFERENCE USA THIRD TEAM
Jacobi Boykins, Louisiana Tech, Jr., G, 6-6, 175, St. Petersburg, Florida
Ryan Taylor, Marshall, Sr., F, 6-5, 249, Indianapolis, Indiana
Giddy Potts, Middle Tennessee, Jr., G, 6-2, 217, Athens, Alabama
Ahmad Caver, Old Dominion, So., G, 6-2, 170, Atlanta, Georgia
Omega Harris, UTEP, Jr., G, 6-3, 165, Bethany, Oklahoma


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