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.