Lynbert "Cheese" Johnson (Basketball, 1976-79)

Cheese was a four-year starter for the Shocker basketball team.

  • was the Missouri Valley Conference "Newcomer of the Year" in 1976 and was a first-team all-MVC selection in 1977 and 1979 and was a second-team pick in 1978.

  • he led WSU in scoring for three years and in rebounding twice.

  • Johnson ranked third at the time of his induction into the Hall in total career rebounds at WSU with 1,027.

  • he also ranked fifth in total points scored with 1,907 and fifth in field goal percentage having made over 52 percent of his shots during his college career.

  • his 17.3 career scoring average at WSU ranked him seventh all-time at the school at the time of his induction and his 9.3 per game rebound average was the school¹s tenth-best all-time total.

  • during his senior year, the 1978-79 season, Cheese averaged 22.2 points per game.

  • he was one of the most popular athletes in WSU history.

  • played part of one season with the NBA¹s Golden State Warriors. Inducted, 1986.
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