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La Salle's B.J. Johnson will return for senior season

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La Salle's B.J. Johnson will return for senior season

La Salle forward B.J. Johnson will return for his senior season with the Explorers. 

Johnson had previously declared for the NBA draft, but did not hire an agent, which allowed him to test the process and return. 

"B.J. received great feedback from exploring his NBA potential," head coach Dr. John Giannini said in a release from the team. 

"He is extremely focused and motivated to improve himself and our team to reach his highest goals. He had interest to workout for several teams. However, he has some minor health issues from last season that would be best to take care of now to maximize his preparations for next season. He has decided to take that route and it bodes well for him and our team."

Johnson was a first-team Big 5 selection last season after leading the Explorers in points (17.6 per game) and rebounds (6.3). He became the 30th player in school history to score 500-plus points in a single season. 

"My goal is to play the game I love professionally," Johnson said in a statement on March 23, when he declared for the draft. "This decision will give me the opportunity to test myself, better myself and receive important feedback in pursuit of this goal."

La Salle finishes 10-21 as season ends in Atlantic 10 Tournament

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La Salle finishes 10-21 as season ends in Atlantic 10 Tournament

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NEW YORK — Cyril Langevine scored 17 of his game-high 25 points in the first half to lead eighth-seeded Rhode Island to a 76-57 win over ninth-seeded La Salle in the second round of the Atlantic 10 Tournament on Thursday.

Langevine, who was 9 of 10 from the field and 7 of 10 from the foul line, also grabbed 12 rebounds for the Rams (17-14), who will play top-seeded VCU in the quarterfinals Friday.

The Rams scored the first six points, four by Langevine, and never trailed. It was close through the first 10 minutes but with Langevine scoring eight points, Rhode Island went on a 16-3 run to build a 32-22 lead at the half.

Fatts Russell added 19 points, and Jeff Downtin chipped in with 12.

Saul Phiri led the Explorers (10-21) with 10 points. No other player scored in double figures for La Salle.

La Salle notches 10th win before Atlantic 10 Tournament

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La Salle notches 10th win before Atlantic 10 Tournament

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Jared Kimbrough had 14 points and eight rebounds as La Salle topped Fordham 72-57 on Saturday.

Pookie Powell had 14 points for La Salle (10-20, 8-10 Atlantic 10 Conference). Saul Phiri added 10 points. Traci Carter had seven assists for the home team.

Chuba Ohams had 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Rams (12-19, 3-15). Jalen Cobb added 10 points. Ty Perry had 10 points.

The Explorers improve to 2-0 against the Rams on the season. La Salle defeated Fordham 73-71 on Jan. 23.