Johnson among league leaders in assists, steals at Arizona CC

January 22, 2016

Desmond Johnson basketball

Desmond Johnson

South Mountain freshman Desmond Johnson of Anchorage is racking up a ton of assists in the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference.

More importantly, though, he’s taking care of the ball.

Johnson, of East High fame, ranks sixth in the league at 6.0 assists per game but among those top six he has the best assist-to-turnover ratio of 2.4.

Five times he has reached double figures in assists, highlighted by a season high 15. He had 10 just the other night.

The 5-foot-10 guard also ranks eighth in the league with 1.8 steals per game, showcasing his full-court game.

He’s also one of the better rebounders for his size, averaging 4.2 boards.

Johnson is scoring 7.3 points on 50 percent shooting, including 40 percent from 3-point land.