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Men's Basketball - Wed, Mar. 19, 2014

POINT LOOKOUT, Mo. - Union College men's basketball forward Deante Johnson (JR/Cincinnati, Ohio) earned Honorable Mention honors on the 2013-14 NAIA Division II Men's Basketball All-American Team, the National Office announced on Wednesday. The All-America Teams are selected by the NAIA All-America committee.

With his selection, Johnson becomes the eighth Union College men's basketball player to earn NAIA All-American Honorable Mention honors, and is the first player to be named to the team since 2011 when Turrell Morris notched third team accolades.

Johnson, a junior, led the Bulldogs all season in several statistical categories, as Union posted the best season in program history with a 28-5 overall mark. Union also captured both the Appalachian Athletic Conference Regular Season and Tournament Championships, earning the program's third all-time bid to the NAIA National Tournament in the process.

Johnson, who also earned All-AAC First Team honors, ended the season ranked second in all of NAIA Division II in field goal shooting percentage, shooting at a 68 percent clip for the year. In all, he finished the campaign leading the Bulldogs in both scoring (15.9 points per game) and rebounding (seven 'boards per game).

Overall, Johnson scored in double-figures in 26 of the 33 games he played in, scoring in double-digits in 14 of the final 15 games of Union's season. He also notched six double-doubles throughout the season, as well. Johnson recorded the best game of his two-year career on Jan. 30 against Milligan (Tenn.), scoring a career-high 33 points, while snatching a career-best 16 rebounds, leading Union to a 102-94 win.

To view the full 2013-14 NAIA Division II Men's Basketball All-American teams, click here.

 
 
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