Melvin Johnson

Melvin JohnsonPosition: Shooting Guard
Year: Junior
Height: 6-3
Weight: 175
Hometown: Bronx, NY (St. Benedict’s Prep)

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Melvin Johnson Ted Talk – Athletes in the Criminal Justice System - Last November, Melvin Johnson started his junior season scoring 23 points and shooting 5-11 from three against Tennessee in VCU’s season opener. VCU went on to win 85-69, video of that performance is available here.  Literally the next day, he gave a Ted Talk at VCU’s TEDxVCU event about an experience visiting a correctional facility.
Media Minutes with Will Wade (a must-watch) - New VCU head coach Will Wade sat down with media members Wednesday to go over a number of topics including the expected attrition upon his hiring. We think the video is a must-watch for Ram fans. Some highlights for those of you who don’t have the patience or time to do so (shame on you). WADE
Game Preview: No.22 VCU at Richmond - VCU makes the short drive across town to take on the Spiders of the University of Richmond tonight, hoping to avoid what would be the Spiders’ first season sweep of the Rams since the two become A-10 conference rivals. The Rams won all three games with Richmond last season but dropped their only meeting with Chris
VCU bounces back with big road win at GW - VCU had a different look in tonight’s 79-66 win at George Washington. For starters, VCU’s Freight Train, Treveon Graham, was back in the lineup. But more importantly, the Rams had the look of a confident offensive unit from the opening whistle. VCU’s Melvin Johnson filled up the stat sheet quickly, connecting on his first three pointers and
Graham-less Rams survive Duquesne - VCU extended their winning streak to 10 today but it wasn’t easy, hanging on to defeat Duquesne 70-64 in Pittsburgh. The Rams took a while to adjust to life without Treveon Graham, as the senior sat out the game after sustaining an ankle injury in VCU’s latest road win at Rhode Island. The black and
Game Preview: No.17 VCU at Rhode Island - Two rolling Rams will face off tonight in Kingston, Rhode Island. The VCU version looks to extend an eight-game winning streak that has seen the black and gold climb back into the national rankings, while the Rhode Island edition looks for their seventh consecutive en route to cementing their status as rebuilt A-10 power. Winner
Video: VCU wins eighth straight, dominates Saint Joseph’s - The Rams continued their winning streak with an easy home win over the reigning A-10 tournament champion, Saint Joseph’s, downing Phil Martelli’s squad 89-74 in a game that, truth be told, wasn’t even as close as the final score suggests. VCU took a 16-point lead into the half as Melvin Johnson buried on of his six
Video: VCU cruises past ETSU - VCU turned a nine-point halftime lead into a rout, taking down East Tennessee State, 84-60 in front of yet another sold out Siegel Center. The Rams locked down on a strong three-point shooting Bucs squad, holding ETSU below their three-point season average and to just 38.5% shooting on the night. The black and gold totaled 18
Rams defeat Bearcats in road rout - The VCU men’s hoops team gifted Ram fans a blowout road win at Cincinnati today, rolling the Bearcats 68-47 to give the black and gold a top-50 road win early in the season. The Rams used a hot touch from deep to burry the Cats. VCU hit 48.4% of their 31 three-point attempts to jump out
Rams rally past Redbirds - VCU once again found themselves down big early against another tough road opponent, but this time dug themselves out of a hole en route to grinding out a 66-62 victory at Illinois State (3-3). The black and gold torched ISU last season, jumping out to a 30-point halftime lead, but this time it was the Redbirds

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