Duke Women's Basketball BIO
14 Ka'lia Johnson
Stepped in as the starting point guard in the postseason as a junior, following injuries ... a fantastic rebounding guard ... has excellent versatility ... will see action at the one, two and three positions ... committed to Duke as a sophomore.
As a Junior (2013-14): Moved into the starting lineup for the ACC and NCAA Tournament, starting all five games ... played in 31 contests, averaging 4.1 points and 2.7 rebounds ... during her five starts, averaged 7.8 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.0 steals ... drained five three-pointers in the postseason and had hit only five three-pointers over her first 84 career games ... hit 37.5 percent from three-point land ... scored a career-high 12 points off the bench at 14th-ranked North Carolina as she hit 5-of-7 field goals ... collected 11 points, five rebounds, two assists and two steals against 23rd-ranked DePaul in the NCAA Tournament second round ... registered nine points, eight rebounds, a career-high four assists and one steal versus 13th-ranked North Carolina in the ACC Tournament semifinals ... hit all five of her field goals at Syracuse and finished with 10 points.
As a Sophomore (2012-13): Saw action in 34 contests ... averaged 2.0 points and 2.9 rebounds ... played 20 or more minutes in five out of the first eight games of the year ... scored a season-high 11 points against Valparaiso as she hit 4-of-6 field goals ... in the Maggie Dixon Classic against 25th-ranked St. John’s, scored 10 points, had seven rebounds and two steals in 23 minutes ... totaled nine points and a career-high 11 rebounds against Georgia Tech in 23 minutes.
As a Freshman (2011-12): Saw action in 24 games as a rookie ... averaged 1.6 points and 1.5 rebounds, while seeing action in 7.7 minutes a game ... picked up her game in the NCAA Tournament, scoring a career-high six points in the first round against Samford ... tallied five points each against Vanderbilt and St. John’s in the second and third rounds of the tournament as well ... hit a career-high 3-of-5 field goals versus Samford ... tallied a career-high two steals against Gardner-Webb ... pulled down a career-high four rebounds on three occasions -- at Wake Forest, at Clemson and vs. Samford ... hit all three of her free throw attempts against St. John’s ... hit a three-pointer against Vanderbilt and Clemson.
Rankings: No. 13 (All Star Girls Report), No. 31 (Blue Star Report), No. 82 (ESPN HoopGurlz), No. 94 (Collegiate Girls Basketball Report)
High School/AAU: The 2011 Times-Dispatch All-Metro Player of the Year ... a three-time Central District Player of the Year ... a four-time First Team All-District, First Team All-Metro, First Team All-Academic District and First Team All-Academic Region selection ... tallied 46 career double-doubles and 15 triple-doubles ... posted a school record 2,075 career points ... set a school single-season record with 697 points as a senior ... pulled down 842 career rebounds and had a career 20.1 scoring average ... averaged 24.3 points, 11.4 rebounds, 8.7 assists and 3.0 steals as a senior ... notched 13 double-doubles and seven triple-doubles ... a two-time Central Region Player of the Year as a sophomore and senior ... First Team All-State honoree as a junior and senior ... as a junior, averaged 23.6 points, 12.4 rebounds, 9.2 assists and 3.5 steals ... hit 53.0 percent of her field goals and 31.0 percent from three-point land ... Second Team All-State and Honorable Mention Parade All-America in 2010 ... averaged 21.1 points, 8.6 rebounds, 7.8 assists and 4.2 steals her sophomore year ... hit 49.0 percent of her field goals and 36.0 percent from downtown ... as a freshman, averaged 16.5 points, 7.9 rebounds, 7.3 assists and 3.3 steals ... Honorable Mention All-Region as a freshman ... invited to participate in the U16 USA Basketball Trials in 2009 ... played AAU for Boo Williams Elite the last three years of high school ... competed for the Fairfax Stars Elite South AAU team as a freshman ... played volleyball as a freshman and sophomore earning First Team All-District honors both years ... Academic All-District and All-Region each of her years.
Personal: Full name is Ka’lia Breana Johnson ... born March 6, 1993 in Fort Riley, Kansas ... daughter of Kenneth and Keshia Johnson ... has one brother, Jay (25) ... her brother, Jay, played basketball at Patrick Henry Junior College from 2007-09 ... posted a 3.6 grade-point average in high school ... majoring in sociology ... an ACC Honor Roll selection as a sophomore.