Johnson boys’ basketball standout senior Visconti nearing 2,000 career points; Big division road games this week at Brearley Jan. 16 and at New Providence Jan. 18

Crusaders are scheduled to play St. Peter's Prep Jan. 20 during Investors Games at Kean University

PHOTO BY JR PARACHINI – Johnson senior boys’ basketball standout George Visconti is nearing 2,000 career points. He has 1,757 as of Jan. 15.

As of Monday, Jan. 15, Johnson boys’ basketball standout George Visconti is 243 points shy of reaching 2,000.

So far during his senior season the 6-4 forward has scored 167 points in eight games for a 20.9 average. He produced 1,590 points his first three seasons, playing all 76 Johnson varsity games over that span.

Visconti has helped lead Johnson to a 5-3 overall start, while the Crusaders lead the Union County Conference’s Sky Division standings at 3-0.

Johnson is attempting to win the Sky Division championship for a third straight season.

This is a big week for the Crusaders, with division games scheduled at Brearley Tuesday, Jan. 16 and then at New Providence Thursday, Jan. 18.

Johnson is then scheduled to play St. Peter’s Prep this Saturday, Jan. 20 at Kean University as the second of four Investors Games. Tipoff is set for 5 p.m.

Johnson opened with a 68-58 Sky Division home win over New Providence back on Dec. 15. The Pioneers began the week 7-2 overall and in second place in the Sky Division at 3-1.

 

JOHNSON BOYS’ BASKETBALL¬†2017-2018:

(5-3 overall, 3-0 leads UCC’s Sky Division)

Dec. 15: Johnson 68, New Providence 58 – at Johnson

George Visconti 16 points – put him at 1,606

Dec. 19: Johnson 86, Roselle Park 59 – at Johnson

George Visconti 27 points – put him at 1,633

Dec. 23: Johnson 55, New Egypt 37 – at Johnson

George Visconti 18 points – put him at 1,651

Dec. 27: Rahway 74, Johnson 68 – at Rahway

George Visconti 26 points – put him at 1,677

Dec. 29: Holmdel 53, Johnson 50 – at Rahway

George Visconti 19 points – put him at 1,696

Jan. 6: Johnson 67, Christ the King 53 – at Johnson

George Visconti 28 points – put him at 1,724

Jan. 11: Johnson 51, Oratory Prep 39 – at Johnson

George Visconti 20 points – put him at 1,744

Jan. 14: Union 58, Johnson 47 – at Kean University

George Visconti 13 points – put him at 1,757

 

REMAINING REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE:

Jan. 16 at Brearley, 5:30 p.m. – Sky Division

Jan. 18 at New Providence, 7 p.m. – Sky Division

Jan. 20 vs. St. Peter’s Prep at Kean, 5 p.m.

Jan. 23 at Roselle Park, 7 p.m. – Sky Division

Jan. 27 at Oratory Prep, 1 p.m. – Sky Division

Jan. 30 at Dayton, 5:30 p.m. – Sky Division

Feb. 1 Brearley, 4 p.m. – Sky Division

Feb. 3 Point Pleasant Beach at Roselle Catholic, 2:30 p.m.

Feb. 6 Dayton, 7 p.m. – Sky Division

Feb. 8 Summit, 4 p.m.

 

GEORGE VISCONTI SEASON-BY-SEASON BREAKDOWN:

Freshman year – 2014-2015 – Johnson went 12-12

24 games, 429 points, 17.9 average, 24 3s

Soph. year – 2015-2016 – Johnson went 12-13 and made states

25 games, 594 points, 23.8 average, 40 3s

Junior year – 2016-2017 – Johnson went 22-5 and made states again

27 games, 567 points, 21.0 average, 55 3s

Senior year – 2017-2018 – Johnson is 5-3 so far

8 games, 167 points, 20.9 average, 15 3s

TOTALS SO FAR:

84 games, 1,757 points, 20.9 average, 134 3s

 

SEASON-HIGH GAMES:

Freshman year – 2014-2015:

Game 12 – a 70-49 home win over Brearley on Jan. 20, 2015

Visconti scored 29.

Sophomore year – 2015-2016:

Game 9 – a 76-74 loss at home to New Providence on Jan. 14, 2016

Visconti scored 39 (which is his career-high).

Junior year – 2016-2017:

Game 2 – an 81-54 win at Roselle Park on Dec. 20, 2016

Visconti scored 36.

Senior year (so far) – 2017-2018:

Game 6 – a 67-53 home win over Christ The King on Jan. 6, 2018

Visconti scored 28.

 

NOTES: Johnson won the UCC’s Sky Division championship in

2015-2016 and 2016-2017, the program’s first division titles.

Johnson started 17-1 last year and then reached the Central Jersey, Group 2 state championship game where it was edged at top-seeded Rumson-Fair Haven 57-51.

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