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Torrance Johnson named CCAC Player of the Week

After a career-performance that helped lead the Purdue University Northwest men’s basketball team to its first conference win, junior forward Torrance Johnson has been named the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Week.

Torrance Johnson
Torrance Johnson

Johnson (Chicago Heights, Ill./ Hope Academy) netted career-highs in both points (34) and rebounds (14) in the Pride’s 87-84 CCAC win over Olivet Nazarene Nov. 22. The 6-foot-6 junior shot just over 70 percent from the floor, hitting 12 of his 17 shots and 10-of-15 from the free-throw line, including two that helped hold off ONU with just under four seconds to play.

He added two steals and two assists in 34 minutes on the court.

This win was Purdue Northwest’s second in seven games in the current season.

The award marks Johnson’s first CCAC weekly award and the first for PNW men’s basketball this season.

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