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DENVER – Chicago State U junior guard Xavier Johnson has been named Western Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Nov. 5-11. This is his first-ever WAC Player of the Week honor.
The Dallas native averaged a WAC-best 28.0 points on 48.6 percent shooting, including 57.1 percent from three-point range, to go along with 5.5 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game as the Cougars went 1-1 on the week. He opened with week with 37 points, five assists, three rebounds and two steals in a 103-60 win over Judson. Johnson followed it up with 19 points, five rebounds, six assists and a steal in a 13-point loss to Loyola (Md.). His 37 points on opening night is tied for fourth nationally in a game this season.
Other nominees included: Milan Acquaah of California Baptist averaged 19.0 points, 7.0 assists, 5.0 rebounds and 2.5 steals in a pair of wins last week ... CSU Bakersfield's Shawn Stith Jr. averaged 22.0 points on 68.8 percent shooting and 6.5 rebounds as the Runners went 1-1 on the week ... Isiah Brown of Grand Canyon averaged 16.5 points on 56.5 percent shooting, 6.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists ... Kansas City's Brandon McKissic averaged 16.0 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game ... Jabari Rice of NM State finished with 21 points on 66.7 percent shooting and three assists in a win over Western New Mexico ... Seattle U's Terrell Brown averaged 23.7 points, 9.7 rebounds and 5.0 assists as the Redhawks went 1-2 on the week ... Javon Levi of UT Rio Grande Valley finished with 18 points, four steals and three rebounds in a loss at South Dakota State ... Utah Valley's Isaiah White averaged 17.0 points, 11.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists as the Wolverines went 1-1 on the week.
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