BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — WKU senior forward Justin Johnson was named to the NABC
All-District 11 First Team this week, while senior guard Darius Thompson was named
to the second team by the National Association of Basketball Coaches.
Johnson and Thompson mark the first time WKU has had multiple NABC All-District
performers in a season since George Fant and T.J. Price made the first team in
District 11 is made up of the teams in Conference USA, and voting is conducted by
member coaches in the association.
Johnson was also named an All-Conference USA First Team selection earlier this month.
The 6-foot-7 native of Hazard, Ky., leads WKU in scoring (15.4 points per game) and
rebounding (9.6) for the third straight season. He also leads C-USA in rebounds per
game and ranks 17th in the country in total rebounds.
Johnson is shooting 51.6 percent from the field and a team-best 42.6 percent from
He’s ranked 12th on WKU’s all-time scoring list with 1,658 points, fifth on the
all-time rebounding list with 1,035 boards and in the top 10 in career field-goal
percentage, games played, minutes played, free throws attempted and double-doubles.
Thompson, a graduate transfer from Murfreesboro, Tenn., is averaging 14.1 points,
4.9 assists and 4.4 rebounds per game. He was recently named an All-C-USA Second
The 6-4 guard has made a team-high 53 3-pointers and grabbed 55 steals, which ranks
second on the squad. He’s played 1,261 total minutes this season, which ranks second
in WKU history for a single season.
Thompson is currently ranked fifth in WKU history for most assists in a single
season with 170, and he registered just the second triple-double in program history
with 33 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists at Marshall on Jan. 6.
WKU continues postseason play at USC in the second round of the NIT at 10:30 p.m. CT
Monday in Los Angeles.