Throughout the month of January there were many ups and downs for the Mountaineers. Each month, HailWV.com will be selecting one performance that stood out from the rest. This month’s impact performance belongs to senior guard Kedrian Johnson, who scored a career-high 18 points against Arkansas on January 19th.
In his second season with the Mountaineers, Kedrian Johnson continues to improve on the court. Though Johnson has not been a “star” player at West Virginia, he has shown flashes of greatness in the blue and gold.
Johnson’s first season with the Mountaineers was as a junior during the 2020-21 season. Under coach Huggins, Johnson has provided the Mountaineers much-needed depth coming off of the bench.
So far, during his second season with West Virginia, Johnson has seen his minutes drastically increase as he is given more and more opportunities to prove himself. On January 29th, Johnson did just that.
Kedrian Johnson scores a career-high at Arkansas
On January 29th, West Virginia took on the 16-5 Arkansas Razorbacks. Though the Mountaineers had a valiant fight, they could not overcome Arkansas’ significant lead, eventually falling 77-68.
Despite the loss, Johnson proved his value on the court as he posted a career-high 18 points. Johnson shot 80 percent from outside the ark and would make all of his free throws as the Mountaineers fell short of staging a comeback.
Johnson is shooting 42% from the field on the season and has dramatically increased his statistics from the year prior. The senior guard will retake the floor tonight against Baylor as the Mountaineers look to close out the month of January with an upset win over No. 4 Baylor.