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Injury forced Trey Johnson from fastballs to 3-balls

Jackson State's Trey Johnson is averaging almost 30 ppg. Not bad for a guy who started out as a pitcher at Alcorn State, writes Kyle Whelliston.

Originally Published: January 10, 2007
By Kyle Whelliston | Special to ESPN.com

JACKSON, Miss. -- Trey Johnson catches the ball five feet to the right of the basket along the baseline and wheels around in the post to block his primary defender's reach with his body. The second opponent closes in from the top of the key, planting his feet a few claustrophobia-inducing inches from Johnson, waving his arms and grabbing at the protagonist's white-and-blue Jackson State jersey.

Johnson, though, rises into the air arrow straight, lifting the basketball as he twists to face ...

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