NBA DRAFT 2001
Joe Marcus Johnson
Little Rock Central HS, Little Rock, Ark.
June 29, 1981
Little Rock, Ark.
Selected in first round (10th pick overall) by the Boston Celtics.
Early entry candidate for the 2001 NBA Draft.
Named Honorable Mention All-America by The Associated Press as a sophomore.
Named Second Team All-Southeastern Conference by coaches and Third Team by AP.
Named NABC District 9 First Team.
As a freshman, earned Second Team Freshman All-America honors from Basketball Times.
Named SEC Newcomer of the Year by AP and Co-Freshman of the Year by the league's coaches.
Voted Second Team All-SEC by AP and Third Team by coaches (2000).
Scored in double figures in 46 of his 53 collegiate games.
First Razorback freshman to earn all-conference honors since Scotty Thurman (1993).
As a sophomore, led team in scoring (14.2 ppg), rebounding (6.4 rpg) and three-point field goal percentage (44.3%).
Finished second in assists (77) and third in steals (43), field goal percentage (46.8%) and free throw percentage (74.7%).
Scored a season-high 27 points in the season opener against Tennessee State.
On eight occasions, scored in double figures, made at least one three-pointer, had five or more rebounds and recorded one or more assists, blocks and steals in the same game.
Had 20 points and a career-high 14 rebounds in a win over No. 8 Tennessee.
Led or tied for the team lead in rebounding in 19 games.
As a freshman, led the Razorbacks in scoring (16.0 ppg) and rebounding (5.7 rpg), becoming the first freshman in school history to lead the team in both.
Also became the first SEC freshman to score 30 points in a game in six seasons, scoring 30 against Mississippi State.
First Razorback freshman since Scotty Thurman to score 30 points.
Scored in double figures in 21 of 23 games, including eight 20-point efforts.
One of only two SEC players to rank in the top 10 in scoring, field goal percentage (6th, 48.5%) and free throw percentage (2nd, 82.6%) in conference games.
Was the first Arkansas player since NBA player Corliss Williamson (1994-95) to lead the team in scoring and rebounding.
Had 21 points and eight rebounds in SEC Tournament semifinal win over LSU.
Scored 25 points against Alabama.
Recorded his first career double-double with 22 points and 10 rebounds against Auburn.
|Three-point field goals: 1999-00. 28-for-76 (.368); 2000-01, 35-for-79 (.443); Totals: 63-for-155 (.406).