Tre Johnson Lands on All-PacWest Second Team
University of Hawai’i at Hilo forward Tre Johnson was named to the All-PacWest Men’s Basketball Second Team following his debut season in a Vulcan uniform.
Johnson, a junior transfer from Montana State University, scored a team-high 17.5 points per game, which was also good for second in the conference behind Azusa Pacific’s Troy Leaf, who was named PacWest Player of the Year. Leaf averaged 22.7 points per outing.
An athletic presence on both offensive and defensive ends, Johnson used his energy and leaping ability on the boards, where he grabbed a team-best 7.3 rebounds per night, good for sixth in the PacWest.
Among his PacWest peers, Johnson was tied for third in the conference in field goal percentage (.535) and fifth in blocks (1.3)
During the season, Johnson won several weekly conference awards. He was named PacWest Player of the Week in the last week of November and shared the same honor three weeks later. In January, Johnson earned PacWest Defender of the Week honors for games played between Jan. 19-25.
Johnson was the only UH-Hilo basketball player, male or female, to receive postseason recognition from the PacWest Conference. Both teams missed out on the PacWest Tournament, which gets underway this week in Irvine, Calif.
UH-Hilo’s men’s basketball team finished with a record of 12-14 overall and 8-12 in conference action.
The All-PacWest selections are voted on by coaches throughout the league.
2014-2015 All-PacWest Men’s Basketball Team
Pablo Coro (Guard) – BYU-Hawai’i
Troy Leaf (Guard) – Azusa Pacific
Hayden Lescault (Guard) – Point Loma Nazarene
Zach Robbins (Forward) – Dixie State
DeQuan Thompson (Guard) – Dixie State
Gelaun Wheelright (Guard) – California Baptist
Lee Bailey (Guard) – Chaminade
Daniel Berger (Guard) – BYU-Hawai’i
Luke Hager (Forward) – Hawai’i Pacific
Tre Johnson (Forward) – Hawai’i-Hilo
Robert Sandoval (Azusa Pacific) – Azusa Pacific
Dominique Taplin (Guard) – Dominique
Trevon Clayton (Forward) – Fresno Pacific
Matt Hayes (Guard) – Dominican
Kevin Hu (Guard) – Chaminade
Marek Klassen (Guard) – Point Loma Nazarene
Kuany Kuany (Forward) – Chaminade
Justin Long (Guard) – Hawai’i Pacific
Mason Sawyer (Guard) – Dixie State
Taj Spencer (Forward) – California Baptist
2014-2015 All-PacWest Men’s Basketball Awards
Player of the Year – Troy Leaf (Azusa Pacific)
Defender of the Year – Dominique Taplin (Dominican)
Freshman of the Year – Petar Kutlesic (Azusa Pacific)
Newcomer of the Year – Gelaun Wheelwright (California Baptist)
Coach of the Year – Justin Leslie (Azusa Pacific)