Johnson dishes 15 dimes for South Mountain in Arizona

December 13, 2015

Desmond Johnson basketball

Desmond Johnson

Freshman Desmond Johnson of Anchorage is playing at an incredibly high level this month for South Mountain Community College in Arizona.

The 5-foot-10 guard is averaging nearly 10 assists in December, highlighted by his season-high 15-assist performance in last night’s 103-80 win over Tohono O’odham.

He added six points and a season-high eight rebounds in this his ninth consecutive start.

Johnson, of East High fame, ranks fifth in the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference with 5.9 assists per game. He’s been dishing 9.8 this month alone.

Earlier this month he delivered a season-high 23 points agaisnt Central Arizona. He also had 11 assists four days ago.

In 14 games, Johnson is averaging 7.9 points on 52 percent shooting.

Even better, he owns a 3.8 assist-to-turnover ratio.