Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks senior guard Brad Johnson was named the American Southwest Conference men's basketball East Division Player of the Week after providing dramatic effects in back-to-back two-point ASC East wins.
Johnson hit two clutch free throws with five seconds remaining and then swiped the ball from University of Texas-Tyler’s Brandon Weasby with 1.2 seconds left to secure a 94-92 victory on Thursday. The senior came back against University of Texas-Dallas and hit 3-of-4 three-pointers in Saturday’s 76-74 win. Johnson averaged 11.5 points, 7.0 assists and 2.0 steals in the weekend set, and pulled within 11 assists of breaking the Eagles’ career assist record. The 5-11, 175-pound native of Ozark already owns the school’s all-time steals record (217), an average of 2.2 steals per game during his four-year career. The durable Johnson has established himself as one of the top guards in the league, ranking third in the ASC in steals (2.6), fifth in assists (4.3) and sixth in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.59). He is averaging a team-best 30.7 minutes per game while averaging 6.6 points per game. He is a graduate of Ozark High School where he earned All-State and All-Region honors.