JOHNSON NAMED TO GOVERNOR MCAULIFFE’S ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO JUVENILE JUSTICE

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RICHMOND, Va. – Rising junior Melvin Johnson is the king of nicknames. "The Justice" might be next on that list after the VCU Basketball star was one of nine people named to the Advisory Committee of Juvenile Justice for Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe.

Johnson, a criminal justice major was picked by Governor McAuliffe after being nominated by Dr. Robyn McDougle, an associate professor at VCU.

"I'm really excited and appreciative of this opportunity that Governor McAuliffe has given me," Johnson said. "Coach Smart always instills in us the importance of being active in the community that shows us so much support and I look forward to being a part of such a gifted group of individuals."

The committee is set to meet every three months throughout the next year.

The Bronx, N.Y. native was the Atlantic 10's Sixth Man of the Year last season after averaging 10.4 points and 2.2 rebounds per game. He led the Rams with 66 three-pointers, while shooting 40.3-percent from beyond the arc.

Johnson and the Rams are set to open the 2014-15 season on Friday, November 14 when they take on the University of Tennessee as part of the Veterans Classic at the Naval Academy.