Johnson Nominated for Allstate NABC Good Works Team

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Senior D.J. Johnson was honored for his community outreach on Wednesday, as he was selected as nominee for the 2017 Allstate National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Good Works Team.

Johnson was among an all-time high of 278 nominees for the Good Works Team, which honors student-athletes who represent men’s basketball in the areas of community service and leadership. A special voting panel led by former Duke All-American Grant Hill will select a 10-member team comprised of five student-athletes from Division I and five from Division II, III and the NAIA. The final roster will be unveiled in February.

A 6-foot-9, 237-pound forward from St. Louis, Mo., Johnson has been involved in several community service projects, including Boys and Girls Club of Manhattan, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kansas and Riley County, Douglass Rec Center of Manhattan, Special Olympics, Operation Santa Claus and the Handi-Capable Association.

A graduate student, Johnson earned his bachelor’s degree in social science in May 2016 and is working toward a Master’s degree in community planning and design.

Johnson is currently averaging 11 points on 54.5 percent shooting with a team-high 6.8 rebounds, 1.8 blocks and 1.3 steals in 21.5 minutes per game. He is coming off of the most impressive games in his career, in which, he scored a career-high 26 points in a 69-68 loss to No. 23 Maryland on Nov. 26.

Kansas State (5-1) returns to action tonight, as the Wildcats play host to Green Bay (3-3) at 7 p.m., CT at Bramlage Coliseum. Tickets are available for as low as $10 through the K-State Athletics Ticket Office by calling (800) 221.CATS or online at The game will be broadcast on FOX Sports Kansas City (state of Kansas and Kansas City area), K-StateHD.TV (subscription fee) as well as on ESPN3 (outside of Kansas).