By THE HERALD-WHIG
CANTON, Mo. — Culver Stockton College's James Johnson was named the Heart of America Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week on Monday.
Johnson, a 6-foot-5 junior forward from Saginaw, Mich., came off the bench in two victories for the Wildcats and helped the team to its first 3-0 start in conference play since the 2000-01 season. He averaged 20 points and five rebounds last week while shooting 56.5 percent from the floor, including a 8-of-16 clip from beyond the arc.
The league's second-leading scorer, Johnson began the week with 21 points, four rebounds and two steals in a 73-66 win over Hannibal-LaGrange (Mo.) in non-conference play. He followed that up against Peru State with 19 points and six rebounds and hit four three-pointers for the second-straight game. Johnson is averaging 17.4 points per game and shooting 45.6 percent from the field.