BRENTWOOD, Tenn. --- Shakem Johnson, junior from Youngstown, Ohio, was named the Ohio Valley Conference Newcomer of the Week.
Johnson finished the week with 38 points on 80 percent field goal percentage, shot 6-for-9 from the charity stripe, grabbed 10 boards and three blocks.
The Tigers kicked off the week at Indiana State where Johnson went 5-of-7 from the field for 11 points, adding four rebounds and one block in the 78-72 loss to the Sycamores in Terra Haute.
Returning to the Gentry Center where TSU remains undefeated, Johnson had the game of the non-conference season, finishing the afternoon with a career-high 27 points, six rebounds and two blocks in the 86-71 win over Blue Mountain.
Johnson has led the league in field goal percentage for much of the season, and has helped Big Blue rank first in blocked shots.
This marks the first OVC weekly award a Tiger has won this season.