OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – The Association of Division III Independents named Nebraska Wesleyan University men's basketball forward Trevor Johnson its Male Student-Athlete of the Month for the month of December.
Johnson, a senior from Lincoln, Nebraska, led the team throughout the month in scoring averaging 20.7 points per game as Nebraska Wesleyan finished the month 3-3, closing with two consecutive wins. The forward has been deadly from the field all season ranking among the top three in Division III in field goal percentage all season and continued that hot shooting in December as he shot 78 percent (46-of-59) from the floor. Johnson filled out the stat sheet for the Prairie Wolves all month averaging 7.2 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 2.0 steals per game and had four games with at least 20 points. The senior had his best game of the month on December 7th against Northwestern (Iowa), scoring a career-high 30 points on a blistering 12-of-14 (85.7 percent) shooting while snagging seven rebounds. Johnson followed that performance up with a 24-point, 8-rebound outing against Concordia (Neb.) on December 11th. The senior recorded a double-double in the Prairie Wolves win against Briar Cliff University on December 21st, scoring 24 points on a perfect 8-of-8 shooting night while corralling 11 boards and dishing out five assists. Johnson concluded 2013 with a 22-point effort against Simpson on New Year's Eve going 8-of-11 (72.7 percent) from the field as Nebraska Wesleyan improved to 8-3 on the year. The forward currently leads AD3I shooting 72.1 percent (93-of-129) from the floor and is second with 18.7 points per game.