Johnson qualifies for 3-point challenge
River Falls High School's Zac Johnson has qualified for the WIAA Boys Basketball 3-Point Challenge.
Johnson, a freshman guard for Wildcat head coach Zac Campbell, qualified as one of the top three-point shooters among all WIAA Division 2 players in the state during the regular season. Johnson made 50-of-104 attempts (48.1 percent) during the Wildcats' 24-game regular season, tops in the Big Rivers Conference. He finished the season averaging 12.1 points per game for the Wildcats, who finished 15-9 overall, 8-4 and in second place in the BRC.
The 3-Point Challenge will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 17, at the Kohl Center in Madison as part of the WIAA Boys State Tournament. The top two shooters who qualified in each of the WIAA's five divisions will compete. The 10 shooters will be narrowed to four for the semifinals, with the top two then emerging for the championship final.
The 3-Point Challenge will be followed by the five state championship games which begin with the Division 5 game at 11:05 a.m.