Former LIU Standout Kyle Johnson Helps Great Britain to Victory Over China at 2012 Olympic Games
London, England -- Former LIU Brooklyn men's basketball player Kyle Johnson came off the bench to knock down three of Great Britain's 13 three-pointers as the home nation of the 2012 Summer Olympics overtook China, 90-58, in the final game of group play for each side. Johnson finished the contest with nine points and a pair of rebounds to help Great Britain to its first Olympic victory in men's basketball since 1948.
Great Britain built a 15-point lead heading into halftime and extended the advantage to 70-45 after a three-pointer from Johnson with 1:04 to play in the third quarter. Johnson, who finished his LIU career second all-time in three-point field goals made, knocked down back-to-back triples to close out the scoring in the fourth quarter and provide Great Britain with its final margin of victory.
The contest concludes the Olympic competition for Johnson and Great Britain, who finished in fifth place in Group B. Johnson, who played professionally last season for APOEL in Cyprus, just recently signed with Sutor Montegranaro in Italy's top league.