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Malayna Johnson
Malayna  Johnson

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Bellwood, Ill.

High School:
Montini Catholic

Height:
6-4

Position:
F/C

Experience:
2 letters

Malayna Johnson Photo Gallery | 2013-14 Game-by-Game Statistics | 2014-15 Game-by-Game Statistics

Of Note: Her older sister is Michala on the Badger team

2014-15: Played in all 29 games, averaging 13.8 minutes per game ... averaged 4.0 points per game ... scored in double figures in one game, a career-high 14 points at Minnesota (Feb. 11) ... shot 6-of-8 (75 percent) from the field against the Golden Gophers ... was also a perfect 2-for-2 from the line at Minnesota ... ranked third on the team with a .455 field goal percentage on the season ... also shot 70.3 percent (26-of-37) from the line ... added 3.1 rebounds per game ... had a career-high 11 rebounds at Illinois (Feb. 1) ... had five-or-more rebounds in seven games ... led the team in rebounding in two games ... had one assist in six games ... tied for second on the team with 30 blocks (1.0/game) ... had a career-high four blocks in two games--vs. Minnesota (Jan. 1) and at Indiana (Jan. 11) ... led the team in blocks in four games ... had a career high two steals vs. Vanderbilt (Nov. 20)

2013-14: Played in 25 games, averaging 7.2 minutes per game ... averaged 0.8 points and 1.5 rebounds per game ... scored her first point in the Cardinal White vs. Northern Illinois (Nov. 17) ... scored her first field goal as a Badger vs. Ohio State (Feb. 2), tallying five points on 1-for-1 shooting and going 3-for-4 from the free throw line ... recorded a season-high six points at Penn State (Feb. 16), going 4-for-4 from the free throw line ... also had three rebounds and one steal against the Lady Lions ... in nine minutes of play, scored five points on 2-for-2 shooting from field goal range and pulled down two rebounds at Indiana (Feb. 8) ... played a career-best 19 minutes while pulling down a career-high seven rebounds and adding three blocks vs. Green Bay (Dec. 30) ... recorded one steal, one assist, two blocks and two rebounds vs. Indiana (Jan. 15) ... recorded a career-best two assists while adding five rebounds and two points vs. Minnesota (Feb. 12) ... had four rebounds and one block vs. Northwestern (March 2)

High School:
Member of three state championship teams ... conference champions ... averaged 8.4 points, 7.3 rebounds and 4.0 blocks per game as a senior while shooting 60 percent from the field ... East DuPage all-area ... Suburban Christian Conference all-conference ... played with the Illinois Lady Lightning AAU team under coach Mike Seberger

Personal: Parents are Michael and Trecie Johnson ... has one older sister Michala (23) ... born Oct. 23 ... major is rehab psychology

Career Highs

Points: 14 at Minnesota, 2-11-15
Field Goals: 6 at Minnesota, 2-11-15
Field Goal Att: 8 at Minnesota, 2-11-15
Field Goal %: .750 (6-8) at Minnesota, 2-11-15
3-pt FG: 0
3-pt FG Att: 0
3-pt FG%: 0
Free Throws: 4 (2x; MR at Illinois, 2-1-15)
Free Throw Att: 7 at Illinois, 2-1-15
Free Throw %: 1.000 (4-4) at Penn State, 2-16-14
Rebounds: 11 at Illinois, 2-1-15
Assists: 2 (2x MR; vs. vs. Minnesota, 1-4-15)
Steals: 2 vs. Vanderbilt, 11-20-14
Blocks: 4 (2x MR; vs. Indiana, 1-11-15)
Minutes: 28 at Miami, 12-4-14

Why Wisconsin?

"The campus is wonderful and welcoming of all students and the coaches made me feel comfortable."

Off the court with Malayna

Favorites - Spot on campus: The Terrace; Movie: Pursuit of Happiness; TV Show: America’s Next Top Model; Basketball Player: Dwayne Wade and Elena Delle Donne; Sports team: Bulls

First started basketball: 8th grade
Most memorable basketball game: Playing in the state championship high school and the last few minutes a girl ran into the media table and bust her head open!
Before each game, I: Take a nap and listen to music
If I could change one basketball rule, it would be: If someone hits you or your teammate first, you can knock them out!
Individual goal for the season: Improve from last season
Person(s) most admired/role models: My mom
The most fun place you have traveled to with the team is: the Bahamas
What are you most looking forward to this season? Surprising the audience with the best season we’ve ever had
Was the dress blue and black or white and gold? Definitely black and blue
I can’t live without: God
My secret addiction is: Doughnuts
Weird thing about me that almost no one knows: I laugh and talk in my sleep
Greatest Invention of the last 100 years: Cell phones with caller ID
If I could live any place in the world it would be: Any Caribbean Island
Non-athletic talent I would like to have is: Singing and playing the piano
If I could meet three people from throughout history they would be: Adam, Eve, and MLK Jr.
If you could play any character in a movie or TV series, who would it be and why: Gabrielle Union because she's inspiring and I hope to look like her when I'm in my forties!
If I had a million dollars: Probably cry and ask my mom what I should do with it
My bucket list includes (things you dream about doing): Going on a Safari in Africa
Most famous person I’ve ever met: Joakim Noah
If you could play a college sport besides basketball, what would it be? Volleyball


What do you love most about being a Badger?

"The school has positive notoriety around the country academically and sports-wise."

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