Johnson Named CBSSports.com First-Team All-American

PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM
Senior forward/center JaJuan Johnson added another All-America honor to his postseason awards haul on Tuesday.

PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM
Senior forward/center JaJuan Johnson added another All-America honor to his postseason awards haul on Tuesday.
PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM

March 8, 2011

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue senior forward/center JaJuan Johnson earned his third All-America nod on Tuesday afternoon when Gary Parrish selected him for the CBSSports.com first team.

Johnson was named Big Ten Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year, as well as first-team All-Big Ten and Big Ten All-Defensive Team, on Monday. He has also been named an All-American by FoxSports.com and Yahoo! Sports.

He led the league in scoring (20.7) and blocks (2.50), and ranked third in total rebounds (8.3), defensive rebounds (6.1) and free throw percentage (.876), fifth in offensive rebounds (2.3), 11th in steals (0.94) and 14th in field goal percentage (.482) in Big Ten games.

He posted 10 double-doubles during the regular season, and currently leads the conference with 20 20-point scoring games on the year. He has netted double-digit points in 40-consecutive games, the sixth-longest streak in program history.

The Indianapolis native is also the lone player in Division I this season with 1,800 points, 800 rebounds and 250 blocks for his career.

2011 CBSSports.com First-Team All-Americans
Jimmer Fredette, BYU
Nolan Smith, Duke
JaJuan Johnson, Purdue
Derrick Williams, Arizona
Jared Sullinger, Ohio State