Big Sandy Senor Josiah Johnson, a four-year standout for the Big Sandy Wildcats on the basketball court, signed a national letter-of-intent with Southern Nazarene University last week.
“As far as I know, he’s the leading scorer in school history,” said coach Kerry Strong, who noted that Johnson has 2,780 points in his career after scoring 34 points on Tuesday in a 94-23 win against Overton that moved Big Sandy to 25-3 on the season and 11-0 in district play. “He has led us in points, rebounds, assists and steals three of the last four years, and to this point we have 95 wins in the past four seasons.”
In addition to his outstanding athletic ability, Johnson is an academic achiever. “He’s a straight ‘A’ student. His ACT scores are good. His GPA is good. His work ethic is great,” Strong said.
Johnson had looks from Kilgore College, UT Tyler and LeTourneau University among others before electing to take his talents across the state line to the Bethany, Oklahoma-based school.
Southern Nazarene competes in the Great American Conference along with Southern Arkansas, Oklahoma Baptist, East Central, Southeastern Oklahoma State, Henderson State, Arkansas-Monticello, Arkansas Tech, Ouachita, Harding, Northeastern Oklahoma State and Southwestern Oklahoma State.