One of the best post-players in Mizzou history ... will contend for All-American and National Player of the Year honors ... possesses great balance and touch around the basket while displaying strength and power down low ... has worked unbelievably hard in the weight room to become one of the best conditioned players on the Tigers' squad ... was selected to play on the 2003 USA Basketball Pan American Games squad ... ranks 22nd on the Mizzou all-time scoring charts (1,268 points) ... needs just 231 points to jump into the Top 10 ... could become Mizzou's all-time leading rebounder this season needing just 194 more boards to reach that goal ... is Mizzou's all-time leading shot blocker with 198 career rejections ... will become only the fourth player in Big 12 Conference history to record 200 or more blocks in his career.
* Basketball Digest Third Team All-American *
* Second Team All-Big 12 (A.P. and Coaches) *
* Pan American Games Team *
* A.P Big 12 All-Improved Team *
* Big 12 All-Tournament Team *
* NABC First-Team All-District 12 *
* Big 12 Player of the Week (Dec. 9) *
Led Mizzou in rebounding (9.6 boards per contest) and blocked shots (61) for the third straight season ... averaged 16.1 points per contest including 26.0 points and 14.5 points per contest in the Tigers' two NCAA Tournament games ... led the Big 12 with 19 double-doubles ... finished fourth in the league in rebounding and fifth in blocked shots ... was phenomenal against Marquette scoring 28 points (10-of-17 from the field, 8-of-10 from the free-throw line) while also pulling down a season-high 18 boards in second round of the NCAA Tourney .... had a game-high 24 points and 11 rebounds in the Tigers' win over Southern Illinois in the first round of the NCAA Tournament ... played 82 of a possible 85 minutes during the Tigers' two NCAA Tournament games ... was tremendous against Oklahoma scoring 21 points (13 in the second half) while also pulling down 12 boards ... was on fire shooting 10-of-17 from the field against OU ... extremely consistent pouring 12 points and pulling down seven boards against Kansas while blocking three shots ... set the record for most blocks in the Big 12 tournament with 11 total blocks ... had 12 points, nine boards and three blocks against OSU ... registered his 16th double-double against Nebraska with 18 points and 12 rebounds ... also equaled a season-best with five blocks ... had a game-high 20 points and 11 boards agains Oklahoma ... also had three assists and two blocks against OU ... went for 17 points and nine boards against CU in Boulder ... provided a ton of fireworks scoring 14 points and pulling down 17 boards for his 14th double-double of the year against K-State ... also handed out five assists and blocked two shots vs. KSU ... led Mizzou with 23 points and 13 boards (six offensive, seven defensive) in the Tigers' win over Texas Tech ... handed out two assists and picked up a steal and a block in the win .... was 9-of-13 from the field, which was good for 18 points against Nebraska ... also pulled down 11 boards, giving him 11 double-doubles ... hit 8-of-19 shots on his way to 21 points and 11 boards against Iowa State, his 10th double-double of the season ... put in 17 points and pulled down 11 rebounds against Syracuse for his eighth double-double of the season ... had a spectacular night against Baylor, putting in a career-best 30 points and grabbing 15 boards ... was 12-of-17 from the field and 6-of-10 from the free throw line in the win over the Bears ... was solid against Centenary going for 11 points and 10 rebounds while also handing out four assists ... had his fifth double-double of the season against Iowa, scoring 16 points and pulling down 13 rebounds in the win ... was 7-of-14 from the field against the Hawkeyes while also recording three blocks ... became Mizzou's all-time blocked shots leader with his fourth of five blocks against Valpo ... had 23 points and 11 boards in the Tigers' route of Memphis ... equaled a then-career-high with a game-high 24 points against USC ... played 38 of 40 minutes in the contest, showing great presence on the boards with six offensive and six defensive boards ... was huge in the Tigers' win over Sacramento State with a career-high 24 points ... recorded his second double-double of the season with 24 pts. 10 boards, six of which were offensive ... also had two blocks ... had an extremely versatile day against Austin Peay leading the Tigers in points (16), field goals (8) and steals (3).
Honorable Mention All-Big 12
Big 12 All-Defensive Team
One of the top young post players in the country who proved to be virtually unstoppable when he got position down low ... Was tabbed as the most improved player in the country Jan. 15th by ESPN's Digger Phelps, and earned honorable mention All-Big 12 and Big 12 All-Defensive Team honors ... Ranked 2nd in the Big 12 in blocked shots (2.0 p/g), and ranked in the league's top-10 in double-doubles (4th -- 11), offensive rebounding (5th -- 3.4 per game), total rebounding (6th -- 7.9 p/g), and field goal percentage (6th -- 55.1%) ... Avg. 12.3 PPG & 7.5 RPG in NCAA Tournament ... Had monster double-double in Sweet 16 vs. UCLA, with 14 pts. & 14 rebs. ... Foul trouble limited him to 9 pts. & 4 rebs. in West Final vs. Oklahoma ... Avg. 13.0 PPG & shot combined 60.0% from the floor in Albuquerque in the NCAA Tournament ... Had 14 pts. & 6 rebs. vs. Ohio State, but foul trouble limited him to just 22 minutes ... Had solid 15-pt., 8-reb. game vs. #1 KU on March 3, and gave MU a 92-91 lead w/1:57 left on a conventional 3-pt. play ... Established single-season school blocked shot record (71), and already ranks 2nd on the MU career blocked shot list, with 136 ... Was huge in MU's key Feb. 25 over OSU, w/18 pts. & game-high 14 rebs. ... Had 7 off. boards vs. OSU, which led to 10 of MU's 28 2nd-chance pts. ... Had a huge tip-dunk that gave MU a 44-43 lead w/11:05 left that marked MU's 1st lead since 10-8 at 16:01 in the 1st half ... Foul trouble limited him to 18 minutes at Tech, and he was held to a career-low 1 rebound ... Had 14 pts. & 9 rebs. Feb. 17 vs. Texas, and got free underneath for a potential game-winning bucket with 6 seconds left, but didn't get the ball on the out-of-bounds play ... Had a double-double Feb. 9 w/12 pts. & 11 rebs. at Baylor ... Hit a big bucket in the lane w/just 20 seconds left at BU to give MU its last lead, at 80-79 ... Previously had 13 pts. & 10 rebs. Feb. 6 vs. ISU ... Point total included a huge bucket with 3:17 left in the game that put MU on top 67-66 and marked the Tigers' 1st lead since the 10:00 mark of the 1st half ... Also blocked 6 shots in the game ... Came up big Feb. 3 vs. Virginia, w/16 pts., 8 rebs. & 4 blocks ... Hit 6-of-9 FGs and was perfect 4-of-4 from the foul line ... Had 14-pt., 5-reb. performance Jan. 26 vs. KSU ... Had a 20-pt. outing vs. CU Jan. 19, hitting 10-of-13 FGs in the game ... Had a monster performance Jan. 12th at Kansas State, with a career-high 23 pts. and 15 rebs. ... Had 11 pts., 7 rebs., 4 steals, 2 asst. and 1 block Jan. 5th vs. Nebraska ... Had a huge performance Dec. 29 at DePaul, where he had game-high totals of 20 points and 18 rebounds ... Had solid game vs. #9 Illinois Dec. 22, just missing a double-double with 11 pts. and a game-high 9 rebs. ... Prior to that game, turned in double-doubles in 3 consecutive games, making him the first Tiger to do so since Albert White during the 1998-99 season ... Had 14 pts. and 16 rebs. Dec. 3 vs. Saint Louis ... All 10 of his rebounds vs. Grambling were on the offensive glass.
Honorable Mention All-Big 12
Big 12 All-Freshman Team
Inside contributions were vital for a team that was perimeter oriented ... Was named Honorable Mention All-Big 12 by league coaches, to Big 12 all-freshman team by league writers, and was runner-up for league freshman of the year honors ... Led MU in rebounding (7.8 rpg) and was 3rd in scoring (9.0 ppg) ... Became the first freshman to lead MU in rebounding since Stan Ray in 1975-76 (8.3 rpg) ... Ended year with 65 blocks on the season, which already ranks him 10th on the MU career chart ... Ranked among all Big 12 players in 4 categories: Off. rebounds (2nd), Blocks (4th), Rebounding (6th), & Double-Doubles (5th) ... Was 4th in Big 12 in rebounding in league play, with an 8.2-per game average in 16 contests ... Led MU with 15 points in NCAA opener vs. Georgia, and added team-high 9 rebounds, as well ... Made 12-of-16 FTs in his last four games (75.0%), after connecting on just 49.2% in his first 29 games ... Returned to starting lineup and grabbed 7 rebs. March 4 at #10 Kansas, but was unlucky offensively, hitting just 1-of-8 FGs and finished w/3 pts. in 22 minutes ... Had 11 pts., 8 rebs. vs. Texas A&M in Big 12 Tournament opener ... Had 6 pts. & 6 rebs. vs. Oklahoma in quarterfinals ... Hit 7-of-10 FGs in 2 games in Kansas City ... Had 6th double-double game of the season, scoring 11 pts. and adding 10 rebs. Feb. 24th vs. Baylor ... Had 10 pts. & 8 rebs. Feb. 19th vs. OU, and notched 1 block, which broke MU single-season record of 56 held by former all-American Steve Stipanovich (1982-83) ... Foul trouble limited him to 14 minutes at A&M, but scored 9 pts. & added 5 rebs. in strong second half performance ... Had career-high 17-pt. outing vs. Colorado (Feb. 14) ... Added 11 rebs. to mark his 5th double-double of the season ... Previously had 11-reb., 7-pt., 3-block outing at ISU ... Had solid 9 pt./7 reb. outing Feb. 7 vs. K-State ... Grabbed team-best 9 rebs. at OSU, and blocked 4 shots in 32 minutes ...Had 6 pts. on 3-of-5 FGs vs. KU (Jan. 29), and added 2 blocks, 2 steals and 1 assist ... Was held to 5 pts. vs. Texas Tech (on 1-of-7 FGs), but added 9 rebs. and 2 blocks to the cause ... Had an outstanding effort at #13 Virginia, where he scored 14 points, on 7-of-9 field goals ... Added 5 rebs. and 1 block before fouling out in 21 minutes ... MU trailed by just 2 when he fouled out with 3 minutes left, but the deficit quickly grew to 11 points in his absence ... Had 8 pts., 12 rebs., 2 blocks and 2 steals vs. ISU (Jan. 13), including big off. reb. and putback that gave MU 5-pt. lead w/2:36 left in 1st OT ... Set MU freshman record by snaring 19 rebs. at CU earlier in the week ... Added 9 pts. and 4 blocks before fouling out w/4:13 left ... Had solid 13-pt., 5-reb., 2-block outing vs. Neb. (Jan. 6) ... Also added career-high 4 steals on the night ... Had 14 pts., 7 blocks and 5 rebs. vs. Coastal Carolina ... Blocked school-record 8 shots vs. Stetson, and added 10 pts. ... Had 15 pts./12 rebs. vs. #5 Illinois (career-high in rebs.) ... Had 10 pts./10 rebs. at Indiana ... Had break-out performance on national TV vs. DePaul, with career-high 16 pts. and 10 rebs., including 9 offensive rebounds ... Earned 1st career start vs. UTPA, and responded w/1st career double-double (10 pts./11 rebs.) ... Was instrumental in MU's comeback win vs. Rhode Island ... Scored 12 of his 14 points in the second half, all of them coming in MU's 33-6 run which essentially won the game.
IN HIGH SCHOOL
Was a force in the middle for Pershing High School in Detroit, Mich., where he helped lead the Doughboys to a 22-3 record as a senior, and an appearance in the Michigan Class A state championship game, where they were tripped up by Lansing Waverly ... Averaged 19 points and 14 rebounds a game, and was named to the Michigan all-state Dream Team by the Detroit Free Press ... Honorable mention All-USA selection by USA Today ... Shot 58 percent from the floor, and 78 percent from the foul line ... Also earned Class A first-team all-state honors after his senior season ... Averaged 16.7 points 13.2 rebounds and 3.1 blocks a game as a junior, and was tabbed as an all-state selection ... Was an all-state selection as a sophomore as well, and was also a three-time all-Detroit first-team selection ... Led Pershing to a top-five ranking in the state each of the last two years there ... Pershing won four-straight league championships under his leadership ... Starred at the prestigious Nike Camp in the summer of 2000, as most observers had him among the top players in attendance ... Was an honor roll student.
Full name - Arthur Dock Johnson ... Nickname is "Dock" ... Parents - Arthur Dock and Jeanette Johnson ... Chose MU over Michigan State, Michigan, DePaul, Miami, Fla. and Ohio State, among others ... High school coach - Johnny Goston ... Born Dec. 20, 1981 in Detroit ... Lists hobbies as music and chilling out ... Career goals include playing in the NBA and being a school teacher.
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