Former Raider continues to pile up records


Mack Johnson

Mack Johnson recently etched his name into the record book at the University of Sioux Falls. A senior guard on the USF men’s basketball team, Johnson became the program’s all-time three-point leader earlier this month.

Johnson, a 2013 Roseville Area High School graduate, drained six threes in a 90-81 win over Winona State on Dec. 2 to ascend to the top of the school’s three pointers-made list. He went 6-for-11 from three-point range to push his career total to 199.

Johnson finished the game with 23 points to move to 11th on the Sioux Falls career scoring list.

One day later, Johnson scored 15 points in a 78-76 loss to Upper Iowa and moved into the top 10 on the Cougars’ all-time scoring list.

Through 14 games this season, Johnson is averaging 14.2 points per game. His career point total is up to 1,393 and he needs 132 points to move into ninth place at the school.

Last year as a junior, Johnson scored 525 points, the most for a Cougar since USF moved up to Division II. He scored 39 points in a game against Upper Iowa and that total was the most for a USF player in 23 years. After the season, he became the first USF player to earn first-team all-Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference honors.

While at Roseville, Johnson helped the Raiders win three consecutive Suburban East Conference titles and set the school’s career and single-game scoring records.

 

Brian Meyers can be reached at bmeyers@lillienews.com or 651-748-7819. Follow him on Twitter @BMeyersNews.

 

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