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Malayna Johnson
Malayna  Johnson


Bellwood, Ill.

High School:
Montini Catholic



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

Of Note: Joins her older sister Michala on the Badger team

2014-15: Has played in all 28 games, averaging 13.8 minutes per game ... averaging 4.1 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.1 blocks per game ... tied for second on the team with 30 blocks ... contributed four points and four rebounds vs. Northwestern (Feb. 22) ... had four points, five rebounds and two blocks vs. Maryland (Feb. 19) ... logged three blocks and a team-high nine rebounds at Nebraska (Feb. 15) ... recorded a career-high 14 points at Minnesota (Feb. 11), shooting 6-of-8 from the field ... scored five points against Iowa (Feb. 8), going 2-of-3 in field goal range and 1-of-2 on the free throw line ... notched a career high at Illinois (Feb. 1) with 11 rebounds and tied her career best with four made free throws ... also added eight points against the Illini ... posted seven points and six rebounds against Nebraska (Jan. 22) ... tallied six rebounds and six points at Purdue (Jan. 15) ... posted a game-high four blocks at Indiana (Jan. 11), which tied her career best ... also added three rebounds vs. the Hoosiers ... recorded nine points and tied her career high with two assists against Minnesota (Jan. 4) ... also added a career-high four blocks against the Gophers ... went 3-of-4 from the free-throw line against Michigan (Dec. 28) and grabbed four rebounds ... had four points and two rebounds vs. Oral Roberts (Dec. 20) ... logged six points and three blocks vs. Marquette (Dec. 6) ... grabbed five rebounds and put up two blocks at Florida (Dec. 10) ... scored seven points at Miami (Dec. 4) ... had six rebounds against Illinois State (Nov. 16) ... had a career-high two steals against Vanderbilt (Nov. 20) ... tallied four points and one block against Rutgers (Jan. 18)

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 Cathrecea Johnson ... has one older sister Michala (21) ... born Oct. 23 ... major is undeclared


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 %: 1.000 (2-2) at Indiana, 2-8-14
3-pt FG: 0
3-pt FG Att: 0
3-pt FG%: 0
Free Throws: 4 at Penn State, 2-16-14
Free Throw Att: 4 (3x; MR vs. Michigan, 12-28-14)
Free Throw %: 1.000 (4-4) at Penn State, 2-16-14
Rebounds: 7 at Green Bay, 12-30-13
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?

"I fell in love with the campus and the coaches."

Off the Court with Malayna

Favorites--Spot on campus: The Terrace; Cartoon Character: Mickey and Minnie Mouse; Movie: Johnson Family Vacation; Athletes: Dwayne Wade, Lebron James, Elena Delle Donne and Candace Parker; Sports team: Miami Heat
First started basketball: 13 years old/eighth grade
Most memorable basketball game: At state my freshmen year when a girl on the opposing team busted her head open and had to get stitches.
Before each game, I: listen to music
One word that describes me: awkward
My teammates say I am: awkward
Most memorable basketball achievement: Winning state three out of the four times my high school team went
What is your earliest basketball memory? Shooting at the wrong basket in my first basketball game
The best thing about Madison is: the atmosphere
Team goal for the season: win the Big Ten
Individual goal for the season: learn how to dunk
My most prized possession is: my family
I can't live without: my roommate Carly
My secret addiction is: strawberry milk
Weird thing about me that almost no one knows: I laugh in my sleep
You won't catch me eating: chocolate or Nutella
Nobody knows how much I love to: sing
If I could live any place in the world it would be: Florida or California
If you could spend a week anywhere in the world: Paris
If I could live in any time period, it would be: the 21st Century is where it's at!
Non-athletic talent I would like to have is: playing the piano
Post-college plans: to play in the WNBA or overseas
If I could have one superpower, it would be: invisible
My dream date would be: candlelit dinner in Hawai'i
My favorite quote or motto is: "Don't drop that thun thun."

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