Anwar Johnson Receives Top Honor at Men's Basketball Banquet
April 16, 2009
Senior Anwar Johnson was awarded the top honor Thursday night at the Air Force men's basketball awards banquet, held at the Colorado Springs Marriott Hotel. Johnson won the Bob Spear Award, given to the student-athlete that is outstanding in all areas of the Academy - academics, athletics and military performance. There is no higher honor for a men's basketball player.
Johnson, from St. Gabriel, La., took over the point-guard duties this season and led the team with 76 assists and finished second in scoring, averaging 11.9 points per game. He played 102 games in his career and started all 61 the past two seasons. Johnson scored a career-high 25 points this season against Stony Brook and earned all-tournament honors at the Golden Bear Classic when he averaged 12 points and four rebounds in the Falcons' games against Portland and Dartmouth. He finished his career 51st on Air Force's career scoring list with 656 points. In addition, Johnson was named the team's most valuable player for the '08-09 season.
Fellow senior Hunter Myers won the Falcon Award, given to the player that gives 100 percent regardless of the situation and his place on the team. Myers was a valuable member of the program despite appearing in just seven career games, all during his freshman season. Since then, he was a great asset during practice by playing on the scout team so his teammates were always ready for the next game.