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  Britton Johnsen
Britton Johnsen

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Murray, Utah

High School:
Murray HS

Height / Weight:
6-10 / 210

Position:
Forward

Experience:
3L

Fast Facts
Johnsen is the reigning Mountain West Conference Player of the Year, honored by the league's coaches ... named one of the top 50 candidates for the John R. Wooden Award this season ... made his first start as a Ute six games into the 2000-01 season and has been in the lineup for all but one game since ... started every game in 2001-02 ... earned second team all-Mountain West Conference honors in 2000-01 ... was a freshman on Utah's 1997-98 team that was the national runner-up ... saw significant playing time throughout the conference schedule and Utah's NCAA Tournament run ... took two years off after his freshman campaign for an LDS Church mission ... live-legged big man with a nice shooting touch ... can score inside and outside, and creates a tough defensive match-up with his versatility, athleticism, size and skill ... has a great attitude and is an excellent competitor.

Summer 2002
Played for the NIT All-Stars team on its tour of Canada in late July ... averaged 8.5 points, 7.0 rebounds and 2.7 assists in six games ... double-figure points in three games and rebounds once.

Junior (2001-02)
Named the Mountain West Conference Player of the Year and first team all-league ... honored as the USBWA District VIII Player of the Year and NABC All-District 13 first team ... ranked 13th in the conference in scoring (12.6 ppg), 12th in field goal percentage (49.6), eighth in rebounding (6.3 rpg), 15th in three-point percentage (35.6), 15th in blocked shots (0.53 bpg), 10th in offensive rebounds (1.97) and eighth in defensive rebounds (4.33) ... started all 30 games ... had five double-doubles, all of which were in conference play ... five 20-point games and second in double figures 24 times ... improved his numbers during the conference season, averaging 15.3 points and 8.1 rebounds while shooting 55.7 percent from the field to lead the team in all three categories ... led the Utes in rebounding 14 of the last 20 games, averaging 7.4 rebounds per game during that stretch ... scored at least 20 points in three consecutive games Jan. 21 through Feb. 2 ... was named the MWC Player of the Week on Feb. 4 ... started the streak with 25 points against New Mexico (9-of-12 FG) on Jan. 21 ... then had 20 points and 10 rebounds against BYU on Jan. 28 ... converted 10-of-12 free throws against the Cougars ... career-high 28 points, shooting 9-of-10 from the field and 3-of-4 from three-point range, against Colorado State on Feb. 2 ... 25 points, 11 rebounds and a career-best five assists in 31 minutes against New Mexico (Feb. 18) ... fifth double-double of the season with 11 points and a career-high 14 rebounds in 30 minutes against Colorado State (Feb. 28) ... 13 rebounds and 15 points against Brigham Young (Feb. 23) ... career-best three blocked shots, 12 points and eight boards versus Texas ... career-high three steals against both Utah State and Whitworth.

Sophomore (2000-01)
Second team all-Mountain West Conference ... played in all 31 games and started 25 of the last 26 ... played at least 20 minutes in 19 games and 30 minutes or more seven times ... scored in double figures 14 times, including two 20-point games, and reached double figures in rebounds twice to give him two double-doubles ... five rebounds or more in 17 games ... ranked 24th in the MWC in scoring (9.2 ppg), 13th in rebounding (5.4 rpg) and 15th in field goal percentage (45.5) ... averaged 9.9 points in league play ... season-high 23 points, shooting 8-of-14 from the field, 4-of-6 from behind the arc and 3-of-4 from the line in 27 minutes against Long Beach State ... also had a career-high three blocked shots and eight rebounds against LBSU ... 20 points and eight rebounds in 26 minutes against Colorado State (Jan. 22) ... first career double-double with a season-best 13 rebounds and 11 points in 28 minutes against Southern California in the Wooden Classic (Dec. 2) ... also had a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds in 31 minutes against New Mexico in the semifinals of the MWC Tournament ... 15 points and seven boards in 32 minutes against Brigham Young (Feb. 24) ... 14 points, seven boards and a career-best five assists in 30 minutes against San Diego State (Feb. 10) ... career-best five assists against Southern Utah ... career-high three steals against Air Force (Feb. 3) ... made the fall and spring semester academic honor rolls.

Freshman (1997-98)
Missed much of the preseason and the first eight games of regular season with patella tendonitis in his left knee ... played in 21 games, including all six NCAA Tournament games ... second-best scorer off the bench, averaging 3.3 points and 1.5 rebounds in 11.1 minutes per game ... scored five points or more in eight games and had at least three boards six times ... played at least 10 minutes in 13 contests ... stepped-up his productivity during the NCAA Tournament by averaging 6.2 points and 2.2 boards in 16.7 minutes per game ... also shot 57.7 percent from the field and made 2-of-6 three-point attempts ... scored a season-high eight points, shooting 4-of-6 from the field, and gave a great defensive effort in 17 minutes against Arkansas in the second round of the NCAAs ... seven points and four rebounds in a season-best 23 minutes against West Virginia in the West Regional semifinal ... had seven points in the national semifinal win over North Carolina ... seven points (shooting 3-of-4 from the field) in the championship loss to Kentucky ... made the academic honor roll for the winter quarter.

High School
Named first team McDonald's All-American and Basketball Weekly All-American ... second team All-American by Parade Magazine ... ranked 13th on Basketball Weekly's Top 100 College Basketball Recruits list ... rated one of the top five forwards in nation by Blue Chip Magazine ... Utah and Rocky Mountain Gatorade Player of the Year ... chosen as Utah's Mr. Basketball by the Deseret News his senior year ... named first team all-state twice by both the Salt Lake Tribune and the Deseret News ... averaged 22.0 points and 11.0 rebounds as a senior at Murray ... averaged 16.0 points and 10.0 rebounds during his junior season as he and his brother Jeff led Murray to the 4A state championship ... coached by Gordon Kener.

Personal
Son of Fred and Karen Johnsen ... older brother Jeff concluded his playing career with the Utes last season ... has a twin brother Brandon ... married Lindsey Bradley on April 19, 2002 ... born July 8, 1979 ... communication major.

2001-02 Game-by-Game Statistics

OpponentMPFG3PFTRABSTP
ST. FRANCIS (ILL.) ^113-50-20-020016
BOISE STATE ^264-110-38-10710116
UTAH STATE ^324-82-53-4210313
at Alabama ^244-102-40-0430010
PEPPERDINE ^284-110-16-9711214
Arizona State (1) ^214-131-51-2310010
TROY STATE ^293-101-35-6630212
at Weber State ^327-124-53-3401021
SOUTHERN UTAH ^221-60-11-221203
IDAHO STATE ^274-80-23-4500111
TEXAS ^325-91-31-2833212
WHITWORTH ^346-80-21-4531313
at Saint Mary's (Calif.) ^251-30-00-071102
*UNLV ^254-52-30-0740010
*SAN DIEGO STATE ^324-81-21-21101210
*at Air Force ^294-70-12-5620110
*at New Mexico ^289-122-35-7710225
*BRIGHAM YOUNG ^325-130-310-121022020
*COLORADO STATE ^349-103-47-16602128
*WYOMING ^311-100-63-461015
*at San Diego State ^304-112-43-3730113
*at UNLV ^228-110-20-0301016
*AIR FORCE ^346-71-14-12911117
*NEW MEXICO ^316-103-58-121150023
*at Brigham Young ^346-122-51-21330115
*at Colorado State ^304-82-41-61410011
*at Wyoming ^293-71-44-6400011
Colorado State (2) ^264-70-02-5630110
UNLV (2) ^212-51-23-531018
Indiana (3) ^252-70-20-041024

^Starter
CAPS Home Game
*Conference Game
(1) Southwest Showdown
(2) MWC Tournament
(3) NCAA Tournament

Career Stats Summary
20-Point Games: 8
10-Point Games: 38
10-Rebound Games: 7
Double-Doubles: 7

Career Highs

Points28 vs. Colorado State (2/2/02)
Rebounds14 vs. Colorado State (2/28/02)
FG9, Two Times
FG Att.14 vs. Long Beach State (1/3/01)
3-Pt. FG4, Two Times
3-Pt. FG Att.6, Two Times
FT10 vs. Brigham Young (1/28/02)
FT Att. 16 vs. Colorado State (2/2/02)
Assists5, Three Times
Blocked Shots3, Two Times
Steals3, Three Times
Minutes34, Four Times

Johnsen's Career Statistics

SeasonG-GSMin-AvgFG-FGAPct3P-3PAPctFT-FTAPctOff-DefReb-Avg PF-DATTOBLSTPts-Avg
1997-9821-0234-11.126-57.4564-13.30817-33.51513-2134-1.628-010224573-3.5
2000-0131-25684-22.1100-220.45520-47.42665-100.65059-107166-5.480-248731421285-9.2
2001-0230-30836-27.9131-264.49631-87.35686-143.60159-130189-6.384-346671629379-12.6
Totals82-551754-21.4257-541.47555-147.374168-276.609131-258389-4.7192-51041623455737-9.0

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