HAMDEN, Conn. - Quinnipiac University sophomore guard James Johnson (Queens, N.Y.) has been named the Connecticut 6 Player of the Week for the first time this season, joining teammates Justin Rutty (Newburgh, N.Y.) and James Feldeine (New York, N.Y.) in becoming the third Bobcat to win the award this season. Johnson averaged 18.5 points, 6.0 assists and 3.0 rebounds per game in leading the Bobcats to a 1-1 week, including a victory at first-place Robert Morris. The win clinched at least the No. 2 seed in the Northeast Conference Tournament and kept the Bobcats in contention for the NEC Regular Season Championship.
Johnson tallied a career-high 28 points in the win over Robert Morris, which had not lost a home game against a Northeast Conference foe until the 87-79 setback to the Bobcats. The guard made all three of his three-point attempts and netted 13 of 16 free throw attempts in 36 minutes of work. Earlier in the week, Johnson scored nine points in 33 minutes in a loss to St. Francis (Pa.). For the week, Johnson averaged 18.5 points, three rebounds, and six assists per contest.
Johnson is averaging 12.1 points, 3.4 assists, 3.1 rebounds, and 1.4 steals per game for the season. The Bobcats, under Head Coach Tom Moore, own a 19-8 overall record with a 13-3 mark in Northeast Conference play.
The Connecticut 6 consists of Central Connecticut State University, Fairfield University, University of Hartford, Quinnipiac University, Sacred Heart University, and Yale University.