Robert Johnson attended L.C. Bird High School before heading to Benedictine College Prep School, Indiana University, and preseason stints with the Atlanta Hawks and... Johnson & Johnson excel while chasing hoop dreams
Malik Johnson

Robert Johnson attended L.C. Bird High School before heading to Benedictine College Prep School, Indiana University, and preseason stints with the Atlanta Hawks and Milwaukee Bucks before landing with the Wisconsin Herd, the Bucks’ G League affiliate.

Johnson is averaging 6.5 points and 19 minutes per game in a reserve role for the Herd. He’s shooting 43 percent from the floor and 33 percent from three-point range.

His little brother, Malik Johnson, was a standout for three seasons at L.C. Bird before finishing at Blue Ridge Community College. He took a scholarship to Canisius College, a Division I school in Buffalo, N.Y., and now he’s crafting his own legacy.

A key contributor and starter for nearly all his college basketball career, Johnson has the Golden Griffins headed in the right direction as the calendar slowly turns toward March.

Johnson and the Griffs have won four of their last five conference games, and the point guard’s leadership, scoring and passing abilities have been apparent.

Johnson has registered two near double-doubles over the past two games, scoring 12 points and dishing out nine assists in each of the team’s last two games against Quinnipiac and Niagara. He also had 11 points a Jan. 19 win over Fairfield University.

He scored a season high 20 points against a ranked opponent, Florida State, on Nov. 19, and scored in double digits (13 points) against No. 22 Buffalo on Dec. 29.

Canisius is trying to qualify for the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1996.