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Niya Johnson 2

Niya  Johnson


Gainesville, Fla.

High School:
P.K. Yonge Development Research School





No. 4 WBB Tops Auburn, Coasts to Sweet 16

Nina Davis led the charge with 30 points of her own.


No. 4/4 WBB Cruises Past Idaho, 89-59

Alexis Jones led the team with 23 points in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament.


Davis Leads No. 4 WBB Past No. 7 Texas for Big 12 Title

Alexis Jones was named the tournament's most outstanding player.


No. 4 WBB Rolls Past Texas Tech, 82-51

Kalani Brown scores 17 points and Kristy Wallace adds 15


Baylor, Iowa State Postgame Notes

Baylor 78, Iowa State 41


Baylor Lady Bears NCAA Round Three, 03/26/16

Baylor Lady Bears NCAA Round Three, 03/26/16


Baylor Lady Bears NCAA Round Two 03/20/16

Baylor Lady Bears NCAA Round Two 03/20/16


No. 4 Baylor Coasts to Sweet 16

Baylor 84, Auburn 52


Baylor Lady Bears NCAA Round One 03/18/16

Baylor Lady Bears NCAA Round One 03/18/16


No. 1 Baylor vs. No. 16 Idaho

Check out the photo gallery from the NCAA Women's Basketball Round One game vs. Idaho.

• Dean's List (Spring 2015)
• Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (Spring 2015)
• All-Big 12 First Team (2015)
• Big 12 Championship All-Tournament Team (2015)
• All-Tournament Team NCAA (OKC) Regional (2015)
• Wade Trophy Watch List (2015)
• Nancy Lieberman Award Finalist (2015)
• Dawn Staley Award Midseason List (2015)
• WBCA All-American, Honorable Mention (2015)
• All-Big 12 Honorable Mention (2014)

Set single-season Big 12 Conference and Baylor assist record with 322 in 2014-15 ... Broke her own Big 12 single-season assist/turnover record with 4.1, 322 assists to 78 turnovers as a junior ... Broke BU’s career assist record, has 667 to begin her senior season ... Started the last 62 games she has appeared in ... Graduated in August 2015 ... Pursuing a graduate degree in sport pedagogy.

2014-15 [JUNIOR]...
Started 36 games ... Team Co-MVP, Oklahoma City Regional All-Tournament team, All-Big 12 First Team, Big 12 Championship All-Tournament Team ... Ranked No. 1 nationally in assists per game at 8.9 and No. 2 in assist/turnover ratio (4.1), Led the Big 12 Conference in both categories ... Recorded 17 double-digit assist games and three double-doubles ... 10 points, 16 assists, no turnovers in NCAA Championship Sweet 16 win vs. #18 Iowa ... Turned in her fourth career double-double with 12 assists and 10 points in NCAA Championship second-round game vs. Arkansas ... Seven points, seven assists and five rebounds in Big 12 Championship final vs. Texas ... 10 points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals in Big 12 Championship semifinal win over OSU ... Dished out 12 assists vs. Texas Tech to set a Big 12 and Baylor single-season assist record with 266 on the season ... 13 points, eight assists, team-high six rebounds and four steals at Iowa State ... Dished out 13 assists and led the team in rebounding with eight vs. TCU ... Led all scorers at Texas Tech with a season-high-tying 17 points and hauled down eight rebounds ... Tallied 13 assists and seven rebounds vs. West Virginia ... Dished out a career-high and Big 12 Conference-tying 17 assists with zero turnovers vs. Oklahoma, also added six points, four rebounds and two steals ... Scored a season-high 17 points at #20 Texas, was 7-11 from the floor, added five rebounds and four assists ... Tallied 10 points, six rebounds and five assists at OSU ... Recorded third career double-double with 13 points/10 assists vs. Kansas ... Collected nine assists vs. K-State to move to No. 2 on BU's career chart ... Tallied her third career double-double with 15 points and 12 assists vs. No. 8 Texas, also added five rebounds and two steals ... Dished out 12 assists, 11 in the first half, vs. Iowa State, also tallied seven rebounds ... Led the team in rebounding at West Virginia with eight, dished out 11 assists and recorded a career-high-tying four steals ... Narrowly missed a double-double at K-State with career-high nine rebounds and nine assists ... Recorded second double-double of career with 15 points and 12 assists vs. #18 Michigan State, also tallied five rebounds ... Dished out 10 assists and added six rebounds, a career-high three blocks and two steals vs. #19 Syracuse ... 11a/5p/2s/2r vs. SFA ... Scored a season-high 15 points vs. Idaho, added nine assists and four rebounds ... Recorded ninth double-figure assist game of career and second of the season with 11 at Ole Miss, also added six points and two steals ... 10 assists vs. UT-Pan Am, also added seven points and six rebounds ... Sat out vs. Marist with a bruised knee ... Eight assists, seven points, four steals and three rebounds vs. Oral Roberts ... Played a career-high 40 minutes at No. 13 Kentucky ... Named to the Dawn Staley Award Midseason List ... Spring Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

2013-14 [SOPHOMORE]...
Ranked No. 1 nationally in assist/turnover ratio (4.0) and No. 9 in assists (6.6) ... Dished out five or more assists in 29 of 37 games, including six double-digit efforts ... Started in 32 of 37 games ... Registered first career double-double with 11 points and 11 assists vs. No. 10 Kentucky ... 11 assists, five rebounds, five points and a steal vs. #24 Cal in a career-high 38 minutes ... Dished out nine assists with no turnovers in NCAA Championship first-round game vs. Western Kentucky ... Scored a career high 19 points and dished out six assists in Big 12 Championship title game vs. No. 5 West Virginia ... Tied career high for third time with 10 points vs. Oklahoma State, was also third double-figure scoring game of career ... Against Kansas tallied 6p/5a/4r/2s ... Excellent game at Iowa State, 7p/7r/8a/3s ... Registered a team-leading eight rebounds and seven assists at TCU and added a block and a steal ... Dished out 10 assists and had four points and four rebounds vs. Iowa State ... Nailed first trey of season and third of career at Texas ... Recorded eight points, eight assists, three rebounds and three steals at Texas Tech ... Tallied 12 assists and three steals vs. No. 12 Oklahoma State ... Dished out a game-high seven assists vs. Texas Tech ... Recorded seven points, six rebounds and a game-high six assists vs. No. 1 UConn ... Tallied 6p/6r/3a at West Virginia ... Recorded six rebounds and five assists vs. Kansas ... Scored 10 points and added seven assists and six rebounds vs. Ole Miss ... Tallied eight points, six assists, two steals and was 3-4 from the floor vs. Houston Baptist ... Dished out 11 assists, second double-digit assist game of the season and third of career, played a career-high 35 minutes in BU's quadruple overtime loss to #5 Kentucky ... Dished out a career-high 14 assists vs. San Jose State, also hauled down a career-high eight rebounds ... Scored a then-career-high 10 points vs. UTSA, also dished out a game-high eight assists ... Led the team in assists vs. Rice with seven ... Dished out a game-high five assists and recorded four steals in season opener vs. Grambling.

2012-13 [FRESHMAN]...
Only Lady Bear freshman to have played in every game ... Played 17 minutes in collegiate debut vs. Lamar, was 2-of-2 from the floor with four points, two rebounds, two assists, a block and a steal ... Started in four games (UT Martin, Hawai'i, Liberty, Rice) due to Odyssey Sims' injury ... Averaged 15.8 minutes a game on the season ... Tallied a career/season-high eight points vs. Liberty ... Doled out a career-high 11 assists at Rice, became just the 10th Lady Bear to dish out 11 or more assists in a game ... Tallied six assists vs. Southeastern Louisiana ... Scored six points while dishing our four assists and recording two steals vs. Kansas ... Matched career-high in rebounds with five vs. Texas Tech ... Doled out team-high eight assists in 15 minutes of action vs. TCU ... Dished out a team-leading five assists vs. Florida State in NCAA Championship second-round game, also delivered assists on two of Brittney Griner's three dunks vs. the Seminoles.

In three seasons, led Gainesville's P.K. Yonge Bluewave to an 89-7 record and two state championships under Willie Powers ... 2012 McDonald's All-American and WBCA High School All-American (honorable mention) ... Named Class 3A Player of the Year and was an all-state selection ... Averaged 19.9 points, 6.4 rebounds , 5.7 assists and 4.7 steals per game as a senior ... Ranked No. 43 overall by ESPN HoopGurlz and No. 8 among point guards ... Twice scored over 40 points in a game (44 and 49) ... Totaled 24 points, six steals, five assists and four rebounds in Class 3A state title game, shot 50 percent from the field, 30 percent from 3-point range and 73 percent from the free throw line.

Full name is Niya Nikole Johnson ... Daughter of Boderick and Jewell Johnson of Gainesville, Fla. ... Born Oct. 14, 1993, in Gainesville, Fla. ... Has two sisters, Jocelyn and Shayla ... Father, Boderick, is an assistant women's basketball coach at Palm Beach Atlantic University ... Selected Baylor over Florida State and Miami (Fla.) ... Chose Baylor because it is a small Christian school and the fact that it is a top team competing against the nation's best teams ... Cousin, Jabari Price, is a senior cornerback on North Carolina's football team ... Hobbies include listening to music, hanging with friends and playing PS3 ... Health, human performance major ... Plans on playing professional basketball after graduation ... Played AAU ball for Essence with current BU teammates Alexis Prince and Ieshia Small.

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