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Johnson Named AMC Freshman of the Year

March 10, 2006

SPRINGFIELD – He leads the UIS Prairie Stars in assists, steals, and made free throws.  He is second in made field goals, averaging 4.6, and is second in average points per game, scoring 13.7 points per game.  He is first in the American Midwest Conference in assists, averaging 5.46 per game, and second in steals with a 2.18 steals per game average.  And he is a freshman.

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Kelvin Johnson, in his first season as a Prairie Star, has been named the 2006 American Midwest Conference Freshman of the Year.

As a freshman, Johnson has made an early jump into the career records at UIS.  He has taken command of the career assists average (4.9 per game) and is third in career assists (131).  He is fourth in career scoring average (13.9 points per game) and currently sits ninth on the career scoring record with 375 points.  Johnson is also sixth on the career made free throw list (96).

Johnson could improve on these numbers as UIS begins play in the NAIA National Championship.  With three more years of eligibility, Johnson is well on his way to setting new heights on more UIS records.

 

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