SGTC’s Will Johnston named to NJCAA Region 17 2021 All-Tournament Team
South Georgia Technical College’s Will Johnston, freshman 6’ 2” point guard from Sydney, Australia, was selected to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region 17 All-Tournament team for 2021. In addition to the All-Tournament honors, Johnston was selected as the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association (GCAA) Freshman of the Year for 2021 and was a member of the All-Freshman team.
Johnston helped led the Jets to an 11 – 5 GCAA record and a 14 – 10 overall performance this season. He was selected to the NJCAA All-Tournament team after he led the Jets in scoring in the NJCAA Region 17 quarterfinal game against Southern Crescent Technical College. The Jets won 69 – 68 and Johnston had 18 points, three rebounds, six assists and six steals in that game.
The win over Southern Crescent Tech allowed South Georgia Tech to advance to semi-final round of the tournament. The Jets traveled to South Georgia State in Waycross for that match-up but fell 73 – 67 to the Hawks. Johnston was the top scorer in that game with 20 points, 12 rebounds, five assists, and two steals.
“I am very proud Will Johnston was recognized as a member of the All-Tournament team,” said South Georgia Technical College Jets interim head coach Chris Ballauer. “He has worked hard this season and I am expecting big things from him and our other freshmen next season.”
Johnston played in 22 games for the Jets this season and started 21. He averaged 14.3 points per game. He made 37.5% of his shots from the field and 35.7% of his three-point attempts. He is also a 79.3% shooter from the foul line. Johnston was on the court 28.3 minutes per game, averaged 5 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 1.5 steals per game.
The other members of the NJCAA Region 17 All-Tournament team included: South Georgia State College’s Daniel Parrish (MVP) along with his teammate Bryce Brown. Preston Crisp and Brison Rockcliffe of East Georgia State College were both named All-Tournament along with Johnston and Almamy Drame of Central Georgia Tech.