Juston Johnson has not been on the losing end of any game this school year. Let that sink in for a moment.
The West Seneca West junior was a big part of the 13-0 state-champ football team in the fall, and that success has carried over to the hardwood, where the Indians are the only unbeaten left in WNY at 19-0.
Last Tuesday, Johnson scored a career-high 42 points in a come-from-behind 71-67 win at Williamsville North despite being held to 12 points in the first half. He reached 1,000 points, surpassing older brother and coach Des Randall (1,023) on the school's career scoring list while also helping West to its single-season school record 17th win.
Our Prep Talk Male Athlete of the Week scored 28 points and added 10 assists in a 97-49 win against Frontier two days later.
Position: Point guard.
Coach (and older brother) Desmond Randall on Johnson: "Juston has been everything we want and need from our leader and point guard so far this season. His balance between scoring and facilitating has been fantastic, but his poise and control of games has been most impressive. He has also done everything very humbly. You would never know he is having as great of a season as he is. He seems to be in a nice rhythm right now shooting the ball. He is shooting a very high percentage from the field as well as from the line, but it has been his willingness and ability to get to the basket that has opened things up for him and his teammates offensively. That is what enabled him to score 42 points and lead us to a big win at Williamsville North and also reach the 1,000-point mark for his career. I am extremely proud of what he has done this season so far. Hopefully he keeps it up and continues to lead us to more wins."
How has your season gone so far?: We are 19-0. I average the most points (23 ppg) and assists (8.7 apg). Our team is a shooting team and we can score very fast and efficiently.
Highlight of athletic career so far: Scoring my 1,000th point.
Favorite thing about my sport: My teammates.
Favorite teammate: Jesse Broad because he always comes in and does everything he can to win and he always has a great attitude toward whatever the situation is.
Toughest opponent: So far our toughest opponent was Williamsville North because they were the most well-coached, prepared and disciplined team we played.
WNY Athlete I looked up to: I look up to my brother because coming back to his old school and seeing what he did at West and trying to do better.
Pro/college athlete I admire now: Oklahoma freshman Trae Young because of his leadership, his aggressiveness, his scoring and how he scores.
Favorite school subject: Probably math.
What’s ahead (athletics and/or academics): Undecided on where I want to go to school or what sport, but I have colleges talking to me for both.