NASHVILLE, Tenn. - - As first reported by Sportando, former Belmont University men's basketball standout Kerron Johnson ('13) has signed a professional contract with the New Zealand Breakers of the NBL.
Terms were not disclosed, but media reports have characterized it as a mulit-year deal.
The Huntsville, Ala. native took the Belmont program to new heights, leading the Bruins to 102 victories, four regular season conference championships, three conference tournament championships and three consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances.
Moreover, Johnson helped Belmont earn national Top 25 poll votes three straight seasons and the program's best NCAA Tournament seed - No. 11 - in 2013.
Among Johnson many career accomplishments was being named all-conference four straight years, 2012 NABC All-District and back-to-back conference tournament Most Valuable Player honors in 2012 and 2013.
Johnson delivered two of the most memorable moments in program history in the 2013 OVC Championship game against Murray State, hitting the game-tying and eventual game-winning shots to lift the Bruins to another NCAA Tournament automatic berth.
Johnson also ranks among the program leaders in assists, steals and free throws made and attempted.
He graduated in May with a degree in Business Administration, and joins former teammates Ian Clark and Trevor Noack with professional playing opportunities.
The NBL is the premier basketball association in Australia and New Zealand. It boasts numerous notable players, including NBA connections Jonny Flynn, Cedric Jackson, Luke Schenscher, and recent signing James Ennis.
The New Zealand Breakers' season begins Oct. 10.