Former Griz Anthony Johnson gets tryout with Nets

2010-06-15T19:45:00Z 2010-06-24T12:16:17Z Former Griz Anthony Johnson gets tryout with NetsBy the Missoulian missoulian.com
June 15, 2010 7:45 pm  • 

Former University of Montana star guard Anthony Johnson, the first Griz to score 1,000 points in two seasons at UM, has been invited to a private workout for the New Jersey Nets.

The workout, which is strictly for the Nets, is Wednesday in New Jersey and includes three other players: Point guard Armon Johnson of Nevada, small forward Marko Kesvli of Serbia and small forward Duke Crews of Bowie State.

"AJ" had the most prolific two-year career in school history, ending up 14th on UM's career scoring list with 1,124 points. He also set a school mark in career free throw percentage at 87.3% (364-of-417).

This past season Johnson was a unanimous All-Big Sky Conference selection and runner-up for the league's "Player of the Year" award for the second year in a row. He was named a Mid-Major All-American by CollegeInsider.com.

Johnson was UM's Carl Dragstedt Award (MVP) winner for the second straight year, ranked 22nd in the nation in free throw percentage (87.4%) and 42nd in scoring average (19.2 ppg).

Johnson scored a school- and postseason tournament record 42 points in the 2010 Big Sky tournament championship game against host Weber State. The Griz won 66-65 to earn the school's eighth NCAA tournament berth.

 

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