Friday, April 2, 2010
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NEW YORK -- Former Dougherty and Florida State star Alexander Johnson of the Sioux Falls Skyforce was named NBA Development League Player of the Month for games played in March. The honor is the first of Johnson's career.
In 11 games for the Skyforce, The 6-foot-9 forward averaged 24.5 points, 10.9 rebounds and 1.4 assists while shooting 60 percent (81-of-134) from the field and leading Sioux Falls to a 9-3 record. During the month, Johnson scored in double figures in all 11 games, including scoring a season-high 32 points in a 99-98 road win over the Maine Red Claws on March 7. Johnson led the Skyforce in scoring and rebounding six times during the month.
For the season, Johnson is averaging 23.0 points, 11.1 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 27 games.
Johnson's younger brother, Robert Arnold, is a highly recruited prep prep star who ives in Albany and plays for one of Dougherty's biggest rivals, Monroe.