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Reggie Johnson & Durand Scott named Muscle Milk Student-Athletes of the Week

Reggie Johnson & Durand Scott named Muscle Milk Student-Athletes of the Week

March 15, 2010

Freshmen basketball players Reggie Johnson and Durand Scott have been selected as co-Muscle Milk Student-Athletes of the Week.

Both players turned in exceptional performances at the ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament last week as the Hurricanes won two games before losing in the semi-finals 77-74 to eventual champion Duke. For their efforts, Scott was named to the first team All-Tournament squad while Johnson was selected to the second team.

Miami’s first-ever ACC All-Rookie Team pick as well, Scott averaged a team-high 14.7 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.0 steal over the three games, while converting 48.6 percent from the floor and 75.0 percent from the charity stripe. The New York native got the attention of ACC fans with a team-high 17 points and six rebounds in Miami’s 70-65 quarterfinal victory over Virginia Tech, including nine points in the final 2:42 – including hitting all four free throw attempts during that span – to help secure the win for the Hurricanes.

Scott, who has scored in double-figures in eight of the last nine games, continued his strong play in the semifinal contest versus Duke, finishing with a team-high 21 points on 10-of-15 shooting, four rebounds, three assists and a pair of steals. It was his third 20-point scoring performance of the season – the most for a Miami freshman since Guillermo Diaz accomplished the feat in 2003-04.

Johnson averaged 13.7 points, a team-high 8.0 rebounds, 1.7 blocks and 1.0 assist per game over Miami’s 2-1 tournament run. The 6-10 center got the Hurricanes off to a strong start in the 83-62 first-round rout of Wake Forest, finishing with a career-high 22 points, shooting 8-for-8 from the field versus the Demon Deacons, while adding a perfect 6-for-6 showing from the foul line. He tied a school record and also established a new ACC Tournament freshman record, becoming the first rookie to finish 100 percent from the field in a tourney game (minimum seven field goals made). He broke the previous freshman high of 81.8 percent (9-11) set by Maryland’s Ernest Graham (versus NC State) in 1978.

Johnson, who finished the regular season third among all ACC freshmen in rebounding average and 10th among all players in free throw shooting in conference games, continued strong play in the quarterfinal win over the Hokies by grabbing a career- and game-high 12 rebounds and blocking three shots. In Saturday’s semifinal game versus Duke, the Winston-Salem native posted 14 points, eight boards and a pair of blocks, while shooting 50 percent from the field and 80 percent from the charity stripe (8-10).


2009-2010 Muscle Milk Student-Athlete

Date Winner Sport
Mar. 7 Chris Pelaez Baseball
Feb. 28 Golf Team Golf
Feb. 21 Eric Erickson Baseball
Feb. 14 Bianca Eichkorn Tennis (W)
Feb. 7 Shenise Johnson Basketball (W)
Jan. 31 James Dews Basketball (M)
Jan. 24 Deandra Doyley Track & Field (W)
Jan. 17 Beverly Goebel Soccer
Jan. 10 Riquna Williams Basketball (W)
Jan. 10 James Dews Basketball (M)
Dec. 20 Dwayne Collins Basketball (M)
Dec. 13 James Dews Basketball (M)
Dec. 6 Lane Carico Volleyball
Nov. 30 Orlando Franklin Football
Nov. 22 Dwayne Collins Basketball (M)
Nov. 15 Riquna Williams Basketball (W)
Nov. 8 Graig Cooper Football
Nov. 1 Jacory Harris Football
Oct. 25 Beverly Goebel Soccer
Oct. 17 Lane Caricao Volleyball
Oct. 11 Damien Berry Football
Oct. 4 Javarris James Football
Sept. 28 Vikki Alonzo Soccer
Sept. 21 Jacory Harris Football
Sept. 14 Jacory Harris Football
Sept. 7 Cassie Loessberg Soccer
Aug. 31 Kate Howarth Soccer
Aug. 24 Brittney Macdonald Soccer

2008-2009 Muscle Milk Student-Athletes