FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

November 21, 2005

 

Kaseem Johnson Named Little East Conference Menís Basketball
Rookie of the Week

 

Providence, RIóRhode Island College freshman forward Kaseem Johnson (New Haven, CT) was named the Little East Conference Menís Basketball Rookie of the Week.

 

Johnson averaged 15.0 points, 8.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.5 steals in his first two collegiate games this past weekend. Johnson posted a double-double in his first collegiate game with 19 points and ten rebounds in RICís season opening, 107-95, win over Mt. Ida at the Wheaton College Tip-Off Tournament. Johnson had 11 points and seven boards in RICís, 87-82, loss to Wheaton in the tourneyís Championship Game.

 

He is a 2004 graduate of Hillhouse High School.

 

Head Coach Bob Walshís team is 1-1 on the season. In upcoming action, RIC will host Salem State on Tuesday, Nov. 22 at 7 p.m. at The Murray Center.

 

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