JSU B-ball star Garrison Johnson named SWAC Player of the Week


Garrison Johnson

JSU senior guard Garrison Johnson has been named the Southwestern Athletic Conference Player of the Week for the third time this season after, two stellar performances against the conference’s two Texas teams. The Smyrna, Ga. native, averaged 23.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists in the two big road wins over Prairie View A&M and Texas Southern.

On Saturday, against PVAM, Johnson recorded 20 points, two assists, and seven rebounds. In JSU’s 70-67 overtime win over TXSU Monday night, Johnson tallied 27 points, 21 of them on seven 3-pointers, and four rebounds to help extend the Tigers’ winning streak to eight games.

The Jackson State Tigers had to bring their hardhats and lunch pails when they battled with the Texas Southern Tigers in an ESPNU televised game Monday night. The Tigers won a physical game 70-67 in overtime at the H&PE Arena on the TSU campus. It was their 8th win in a row.

Garrison Johnson scored a game high 27 points to lead the Tigers to the victory. He connected on 8-22 field goal attempts, 7-18 in threes. Tyrone Hanson followed with 18 points and nine rebounds. Phillip Williams chipped in 12 on 4-4 shooting. Rod Melvin dished out six assists and had two steals.

With the win the Tigers improve to a 14-11 overall record and a 12-1 SWAC mark, putting distance between themselves and the rest of the conference. TSU falls to a 12-12, 8-4 record.

Jackson State will return to action Saturday, Feb. 20, at 4 p.m., when they travel to Grambling State to take on the Tigers.

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9 thoughts on “JSU B-ball star Garrison Johnson named SWAC Player of the Week

  1. No, he’s not related by blood to Trey Johnson……..but Trey has been a great mentor to him!!! He’s definately his Big Brother in spirit!

  2. I am soooo proud of you!! First, off the court you are and amazing young man with and exceptional spirit! Take it 1 game at a time! What GOD has for you, is for YOU!! Always let your game come to you. Whatever it is that is in your future we know you will be great at it!!! I LOVE YOU MY SON!!!! See ya Friday:)

  3. I always like to think that JSU will win. However, we must do well in the tournament. So we must continue to play well and stay focused. We dont want to drop the ball when it truly counts. Shot out to the Sociology Department.

  4. Good Luck and when you graduate from JSU please call the alumni office with your forwarding address from somewhere in the NBA League in the United States.
    Keep up the good work the NBA maybe reading and looking at you.

  5. Great Player! He stepped up, took the role as team captain…. and is doing an excellent job at it. The team feeds off his energy and attitude. They’re 12-1 and on a 8 game winning streak. That’s awesome!

  6. Johnson is an extremely talented player. He has taken his leadership role on the team as a senior and flourished into an incredible captain and fantastic player. It is a no brainer when it comes to swac player of the year

  7. Johnson Is an amazing player! He is persistant, determined but most of all he doesnt settle for less than he deserves.(my two cents).
    With him and the rest of the team, JSU Tigers will be SWAC Champions this year!!

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