Robert Johnson was a key contributor to the Indiana basketball program since the day he stepped on campus back in 2014. The senior guard was a starter for 118 of the 129 games he was healthy enough to play in since joining the team for the 2014-15 season. That kind of involvement from day one is just the kind of resume that can result in multiple appearances on the all-time statistical lists.
Today we take a look at where the senior from Richmond, Virginia ended up in IU’s career record books.
Career Points: 1,413 (21st)
Between: Ray Tolbert and Kirk Haston
All-time leader: Calbert Cheaney, 2,613
Career: 342 (15th)
Between: Chris Reynolds/Isiah Thomas and Butch Carter
All-time leader: Yogi Ferrell, 633
3-Point Field Goals Made
Career: 239 (4th)
Between: Jordan Hulls and James Blackmon, Jr.
All-time leader: A.J. Guyton, 283
3-Point Field Goals Attempted
Career: 614 (3rd)
Between: Yogi Ferrell and Jordan Hulls
All-time leader: A.J. Guyton, 684
Johnson ended up 11th with 129 games played behind Will Sheehey and Tom Pritchard who are tied for 10th at 130. Yogi Ferrell is the all-time leader at 137.
Johnson ended up with 118 career starts, just behind Jordan Hulls at 121 and A.J. Guyton at 122. Again, Ferrell is the all-time leader with 137.
ROBERT JOHNSON’S TOP 5 GAMES AT IU
February 17, 2018, at Iowa
Johnson set a career high with 29 points and entered the IU record books with an amazing nine 3-pointers to carry the Hoosiers to a road win over the Hawkeyes. For the game, Johnson shot 10-14 overall and 9-12 from distance and added four assists and 3 rebounds while committing only one turnover. Every time it looked like Iowa might take over the game, Johnson had an answer in the a 84-82 IU win.
January 6, 2018, at Minnesota
In a key road test early in Big Ten play, the senior guard stepped up in a big way to lead the Hoosiers to victory. For the game Johnson scored a career high 28 points while adding 7 rebounds, 7 assists, 2 steals and a block. The 28 points was good for a career high that would only stand for 6 weeks. The 75-71 win would start a 3 game winning streak for the Hoosiers.
March 4, 2017, at Ohio State
In a late season road test against the Buckeyes, Johnson did it all. Shooting 10 for 17 from the field and 5 for 8 from behind the arc, Johnson scored 26 points and added 6 rebounds, 6 assists and 2 steals to lead the Hoosiers to a 96-92 win and keep their faint NCAA hopes alive.
January 13, 2015 vs. Penn State
In a game that was memorable for ending on a last second 3-pointer by Penn State that was reviewed and disallowed, Johnson led the way for IU with 20 points on 7 of 11 shooting from the field including 4 of 6 from behind the arc. Johnson added 2 steals and 2 rebounds and did not commit a turnover in the 76-73 IU win.
November 17, 2014, vs. Texas Southern
In only his second game as a Hoosier, Johnson single-handedly ruined Mike Davis’ return to Assembly Hall. Johnson started and played 36 minutes, going 8 for 13 from the field including 3 for 4 from behind the 3-point line. The freshman ended up with 21 points and added 6 assists, 5 rebounds and a steal with only 1 turnover.
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