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 Niya Johnson 2
Niya Johnson
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Gainesville, Fla.

High School:
P.K. Yonge Development Research School

Height:
5-8

Position:
G

Experience:
2L

03/10/2014

No. 7 WBB Captures Big 12 Title Over West Virginia, 74-71

Odyssey Sims and Niya Johnson each pour in 19 points in the victory.

03/04/2014

No. 9/5 WBB Handles Iowa State, Wins Big 12 Title

Lady Bears cruise past Cyclones, 70-54.

02/24/2014

Baylor, Oklahoma Postgame Notes

Baylor 96, Oklahoma 89

02/19/2014

Baylor, Iowa State Postgame Notes

Baylor 89, Iowa State 51

02/16/2014

Sims' 34 Points Lead No. 7 WBB Over Texas, 72-56

Baylor improved to 22-3 on the year and 12-1 in Big 12 play.

03/29/2014

Baylor Lady Bears NCAA Sweet Sixteen vs Kentucky, 03/29/14

Baylor Lady Bears NCAA Sweet Sixteen vs Kentucky, 03/29/14

03/29/2014

Baylor vs. Kentucky (USATSI)

Baylor vs. Kentucky (USATSI)

03/24/2014

Baylor Lady Bears NCAA Round Two vs CA, 03/24/14

Baylor Lady Bears NCAA Round Two vs CA, 03/24/14

03/22/2014

Baylor Lady Bears NCAA Round One vs WKU, 03/22/14

Baylor Lady Bears NCAA Round One vs WKU, 03/22/14

03/10/2014

Baylor vs. West Virginia (USATSI)

Baylor vs. West Virginia (USATSI)

2013-14 [SOPHOMORE]...
Has dished out five or more assists in 16 of 21 games this season ... 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 ... Averaging a team-leading 7.3 assists per game ... Dished out a career-high 14 assists vs. San Jose State, also hauled down a career-high eight rebounds ... Scored career-high 10 points vs. UTSA, also dished out a game-high eight assists ... Led the team in assists vs. Rice with seven ... Doled out season-high eight assists vs. Nicholls State ... Dished out a game-high five assists and recorded four steals in season opener vs. Grambling.

2012-13 [FRESHMAN]...
Only 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.

HIGH SCHOOL...
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.

PERSONAL...
Full name is Niya Nikole Johnson ... Daughter of Broderick and Jewell Johnson of Gainesville, Fla. ... Born Oct. 14, 1993, in Gainesville, Fla. ... Has two sisters, Jocelyn (24) and Shayla (18) ... Father, Broderick, is an assistant women's basketball coach at Palm Beach Atlantic University ... Selected Baylor over Florida State and Miami (FL) ... 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 and recreation 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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