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Ken Johnson


Full Name:
Kenyata Allen Johnson
Position:
Center
College:
Ohio State
Height:
6-11
Weight:
235
High School:
Henry Floyd HS, Detroit
Birthdate:
February 1, 1978
Birthplace:
Detroit

Statistics

NBA DRAFT 2001
Selected in the second round (49th pick overall) by the Miami Heat.


HIGHLIGHTS
  Named Honorable Mention All-America by The Associated Press as a senior.
  Named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year as a senior and junior.
  Named to First Team All-Big Ten and to NABC District 10 First Team as a senior.
  Ranks fourth in NCAA history in career blocks with 444, setting Ohio State and Big Ten career records in that category.
  Finished college career with top three single-season block records for the Buckeyes, including a Big Ten season-high 161 in 2000.
  Had 44 career games with five or more blocked shots.
  Played vs. the U.S. Men's Olympic Basketball Team during training camp in Hawaii prior to the 2000 Olympic Games.


AT OHIO STATE
  As a senior, averaged career highs in scoring (12.5 ppg) and rebounding (7.3 rpg) with 125 blocked shots (4.0 bpg, 5th in nation).
  Earned Big Ten Player of the Week honors on Feb. 26 after wins over Illinois and Northwestern.
  Scored a career-high 28 points at Minnesota.
  Recorded a season-high nine blocked shots vs. Massachusetts.
  Collected 17 points and 12 rebounds in a come-from-behind win over Penn State on March 3.
  Named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year for the second time by Big Ten coaches and to the First Team All-Big Ten by league coaches and media.

  Led the nation in blocked shots as a junior with 161 (5.37 bpg), the fifth highest single-season record in NCAA history.
  Also averaged 7.8 ppg and 6.1 rpg. Set a Big Ten record for blocks per game in league contests with 5.6 bpg.
  Selected Big Ten Player of the Week after a 10-point, 10-rebound, seven-block performance in win over Purdue.
  Set OSU single-game record with a career-high 11 blocked shots at St. John's.
  Received first of his Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year honors.
  Named by league coaches to the All-Big Ten Second Team.

  As a sophomore, averaged 6.4 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.8 blocks per game (16th in nation).
  Was one of only five players in the nation to record 100 (100) or more blocks.
  Scored 12 points with seven rebounds in the win over St. John's that sent the Buckeyes to the 1999 Final Four.

  Started 26 of 30 games as a freshman, averaging 6.8 points and 4.2 rebounds to go with 58 blocks.
  Ranked second in the Big Ten in blocked shots (1.93 bpg).
  Scored a season-high 15 points with a season-high 10 rebounds vs. Indiana in final game of the season.


STATISTICS
SEASON G FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT REB AST PTS AVG
1997-98 30 79 162 .488 45 73 .616 127 16 203 6.8
1998-99 36 98 188 .521 35 72 .486 204 8 231 6.4
1999-00 30 94 170 .553 47 74 .635 182 9 235 7.8
2000-01 31 145 251 .578 96 135 .711 226 25 386 12.5
TOTALS 127 416 771 .540 223 354 .630 739 58 1055 8.3
Three-point field goals: 0-for-0 (.000).


 
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