The Commodores hosted South Carolina on March 9, 2013.
General: Point guard who starred at nearby Marshall County High School, where he was named Mr. Basketball for the state of Tennessee for Class 2A and was the Tennessean Player of the Year for two years (2010 and 2011)...Averaged 3.1 points, 1.8 assists, and 1.2 rebounds per game in his freshman campaign backing up senior point guard Brad Tinsley...Only player to start every game in 2012-13.
2012-13 (Sophomore): Started all 33 games, and led the team in scoring and assists...Averaged 13.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 3.6 assists...Tallied double figures in 24 games, including a career-high 28-point performance against Davidson (11/22) in the Old Spice Classic...Scored 25 points on two other occasions - vs. Nicholls State in the season opener (11/10) and against Middle Tennessee at Bridgestone Arena (12/21)...Made a career-high 11 field goals against Davidson...Knocked in career-high five made three pointers against Ole Miss (1/15) at Memorial Gym...Made 10 free throws, a career high, against Auburn (3/2) and South Carolina (3/9)...Ended the season shooting 72.3% from the free throw line, which was a team best...Grabbed career-high eight rebounds at South Carolina (1/19)...Dished out career-high eight assists in two games, vs. Ole Miss (1/15) and at Auburn (3/2)...Posted four blocked shots, a career high, against Alabama (2/2)...Had four steals vs. Kentucky (1/10)...Played career-high 41 minutes in Vanderbilt's two overtime games against Xavier (12/6) and Ole Miss (1/15).
2011-12 (Freshman): Averaged 3.1 points, 1.8 assists, and 1.2 rebounds in all 36 Commodore games in 2011-12...Scored a career-high 12 points on five made baskets against Bucknell on 11/15...Dished out a career-high five assists at Ole Miss (2/16)...Had career-high three rebounds on three occasions - Bucknell, at Georgia (2/19), and at Tennessee (3/3).
High School: Averaged 27.3 points, 10.0 rebounds, 8.0 assists, 3.6 steals and 1.5 blocks in his senior season at Marshall County, where he departed as the school's all-time scoring and assist leader...Also scored 55 points against East Hickman in an 81-54 win, which set a new Marshall County single-game scoring record which had stood since the 60's...Under head coach Jason Tigert, his Tigers' teams won three district and regional championships, and advanced to the Class 2A semifinals as a senior in 2011...Named a district MVP four times, and a regional MVP three times.
Personal: McKedren Ashad Johnson.... Born April 1, 1993... Son of Curtis and Melodia Johnson... Has a sister, Candice (32)... Undecided on major at Vanderbilt... Nickname is Kee... Chose the Commodores over Florida, Louisville, Memphis, and Alabama...Advice to youngsters: "Work harder than anyone around you."