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MVC names Xavier Johnson captain of the Most Improved Team

Xavier Johnson shoots a layup at Drake
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SIU guard Xavier Johnson has been named Captain of the Missouri Valley Conference Most Improved Team.

The team was selected by a panel of the league's newspaper beat writers and a panel of media voters.

Johnson has had a breakout season for the Salukis, ranking fourth in the nation in scoring at 22 points per game. Along with his scoring, the Maryland native also leads the Missouri Valley Conference in assists.

He has scored 30 or more six times to lead the MVC, and his 17 20-point games ranks second-best in the MVC. Johnson averaged 7 points per game last year for the Salukis.

The last Saluki to be named Captain of the Most Improved Team was Jeff Early in 2013.

All-Conference honors will be announced Wednesday.

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