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#31 Melvin Johnson III
Position: Guard
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 168
Year: Senior
Hometown: Dallas, Texas
Other College: Texas-San Antonio
Experience: Transfer
Melvin Johnson III Bio
Courtesy: ArkansasState
Release: 09/29/2012

2012-13: Ineligible to play due to NCAA Division I Transfer Rule.

2009-10,  2010-11 & 2011-12: Earned 2011-12 All-Southland Conference Third-Team recognition at Texas-San Antonio under coach Brooks Thompson ... Claimed 2010-11 Southland Conference Honorable Mention accolades ... Tabbed the 2009-10 Southland Conference’s Freshman of the Year ... Amassed 194 career three-point field goals at UTSA and was three shy of school’s all-time mark ... Finished second among 2011-12 Roadrunner scoring leaders by averaging 13.0 points per outing (390 total) ... Averaged a conference-best 2.3 three-point field goals a game and drained a squad-leading 69 treys in 2011-12 ... Compiled 3.4 rebounds (102), 1.1 assists (35), and 1.0 steals (31) a game for 30 contests in 2011-12 campaign ... Connected on 43.4 percent (69-159) from beyond the three-point arc for 2011-12 season ... Registered a squad-best 83.9 percent (47-56) at the free throw line as a junior (2011-12) ... Scored double figures in 18 games for 2011-12, including 20 or more points in a contest seven times ... Poured in a 2011-12 season-high 25 points at Troy (12/22/11), highlighted by a 6-7 three-point shooting effort ... Turned in a 24-point performance at Houston (12/20/11) with 10 field goals made ... Drained a career game-high seven three-point field goals with seven rebounds against Nicholls State (1/4/12) ... Second in team scoring at 14.9 points per game and averaged 3.5 rebounds per night in 2010-11 sophomore season ... Netted a squad-most 80 three-point field goals in 2010-11 to tie for school’s third-best single-season output ... Totaled 30 double-digit scoring games, including eight with 20 points or more ... Put together 14 consecutive double-figure points contests (2/2-3/16/11) ... Recorded a career-high 29 points against Alabama State (3/6/11) in the 2011 NCAA Tournament ... Chosen Southland Conference Player of the Week (3/5/11) after averaging 20.5 points and shooting 54.5 from field ... Posted first career double-double with 21 points and 10 rebounds versus Texas State (1/22/11) ... Scored at a 7.7 points per game clip as a freshman in 2009-10 season ... Shot a team-high 42.5 percent (45-106) from beyond the 3-point arc and 86.5 percent (45-52) from the FT line in 2009-10 ... Pumped in 2009-10 season-most 20 points in decision over McMurry (1/3/10).

PREP SCHOOL: Averaged 23.0 points and 4.5 rebounds per game at Humble Christian Life Center Academy in 2008-09 season ... Coached by Carlos Wilson ... Led team to 2009 National Association of Christian Athletes (NACA) Boys Elite Division I National Basketball Championship ... A McDonalds All-American nominee ... Garnered NACA All-Tournament Team recognition.

HIGH SCHOOL: Achieved All-District 15-4A First-Team laurels as a senior at Red Oak High School in Dallas, Texas.

PERSONAL: Son of Melvin Jr. and Latricia Johnson . . . Has two sisters - one older ... Father is employed as an engineer and mother is an insurance adjuster ... Favorite food is spaghetti ... Lists Lil Wayne and Gucci Mane as his favorite musicians ... Enjoys scuba diving, mountain climbing, and grilling ... Majoring in business administration.

 

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