Raven Johnson Named SEC co-Player of the Week
COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina women’s basketball sophomore Raven Johnson was named SEC co-Player of the Week for her milestone outings against Clemson and South Dakota State. The second Gamecock in as many weeks to claim the award, Johnson averaged 12.0 points, 11.5 assists and 5.0 steals over the pair of victories.
Johnson stuffed the box score last week with near record-setting and career best performances in both games. The redshirt sophomore guard opened the week with a near historic game against in-state archrival Clemson, handing out 17 assists – the most by an SEC player since 2005 and the second-most ever by a Gamecock. She added a career-best eight rebounds to come just shy of a double-double. Twelve of her assists came in the first half – six in each quarter – as the Gamecocks overwhelmed the Tigers with 62 first-half points.
On Monday night with the offense struggling, Johnson took over with stifling defense that matched her career high of five steals for the second time in as many games. She scored a career-high 18 points on 69.2 percent shooting while handing out six assists – her fourth straight game of five or more assists.
Johnson currently ranks third in the nation with 9.5 assists per game for the season, and her 6.33 assist-to-turnover ratio is ninth in the nation. Her 17 assists against Clemson are the most in a single game in the NCAA this season.
South Carolina is back in action on Fri., Nov. 24, closing out a four-game homestand at Colonial Life Arena with a 1 p.m. tipoff against Mississippi Valley State.
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