CCS Senior of the Year
LOGAN JOHNSON, ST. FRANCIS
Whether the St. Francis Lancers were winning or losing, the message from star point guard Logan Johnson was almost always the same: “I need to be better.”
No matter what the situation was, he was always pushing himself to do something greater and be even more than he was. That competitive nature and incredible talent has combined to earn him Prep2Prep’s CCS Boys Basketball Senior of the Year honors.
The Cincinnati-bound Johnson averaged 22 points, eight rebounds, six assists and two assists for the 19-8 Lancers, who reached the CCS Open Division Semifinals and the first round of the CIF Division I Tournament.
Even in two losses to close the season, Johnson was terrific. In the CCS Semifinal loss to Bellarmine, he scored a career-high 38, pulled down 11 rebounds and held counterpart and best friend Jake Wojcik to just five points, all of which came on free throws, just two weeks after Wojcik had dropped 29 on St. Francis.
“I wasn’t going to let what happened last time happen again,” Johnson said following the semifinal.
In his final game as a Lancer, Johnson scored 30 to go with 16 rebounds, seven assists, six steals and three blocks, all while matching up against another talented point guard in Cashemin Williams (Central-Fresno).
Perhaps his best performance of all came in an 81-62 win over Mitty on February 2, a game in which he picked up the elusive triple-double that he always seemed to be close to. On that night, he scored 17 to go with 13 boards and 10 assists.
His talent will be impossible to replace, but he seemed to make everyone around him better, and next year’s Lancer team will have an impressive senior class of its own, one that should benefit from the lessons and skills that Johnson imparted on them.
As for Johnson himself, who was rated a three-star recruit by 247Sports.com and a two-star by ESPN, he should make an immediate impact in Mick Cronin’s system. His defensive intensity should mesh well with the Bearcats’ style and his swift offensive moves should work against players who can match his athleticism, especially his Eurostep, one that St. Ignatius coach Rob Marcaletti labeled as one of the best he’s ever seen.
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We salute all of the players that have made this a wonderful season of CCS basketball.