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Michala Johnson
Michala  Johnson

RS Senior

Bellwood, Ill.

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Michala Johnson Photo Gallery | 2014-15 Game-by-Game Statistics | 2013-14 Game-by-Game Statistics | 2011-12 Game-by-Game Statistics | 2010-11 Game-by-Game Statistics

Honors: 2014 first-team All-Big Ten (Coaches) ... 2014 second-team All-Big Ten (Media) ... 2015 Academic All-Big Ten

Of note: Played two seasons at the University of Connecticut ... sat out the 2012-13 season due to NCAA transfer rules ... has one year of eligibility remaining ... younger sister Malayna joined the Badgers in 2013-14 ... graduated in May of 2014 with a degree in human development and family studies ... currently a graduate student in educational leadership and policy analysis

2014-15: Played and started six games ... played in only nine minutes at Miami (Dec. 4) before going out with torn ACL in left knee ... averaged 12.8 points per game ... scored in double figures in five games ... scored a season-high 17 points vs. Vanderbilt (Nov. 20 ) and at Drake (Nov. 23) ... shot 50 percent (29-of-58) from the field ... added 6.3 rebounds per game ... had 10 rebounds vs. East Carolina (Nov. 28) for her first double-double of the season as she also had 14 points ... averaged 2.0 assists per game ... had two-or-more assists in five games ... added five blocks

Started all 29 games, averaging 32.9 minutes per game ... led Badgers with 16.6 points per game ... scored in double figures in a team-best 21 games ... had one 30-plus scoring game and scored 20-or-more points in 11 games ... recorded a career-high 32 points at Northwestern (Jan. 18), shooting 13-of-18 from the field ... scored 25 points at Washington (Dec. 13) ... recorded 24 points, seven rebounds and three blocks vs. Nebraska (Feb. 5) ... scored 22 points vs. Green Bay (Dec. 30), shooting a career-best 9-of-10 from the field ... had 21 points and five rebounds at Indiana (Feb. 8) ... hit 20 points at Illinois (Jan. 3), shooting 8-of-11 (72.7 percent) from the field ... netted 26 points at Michigan State (Jan. 30) ... recorded seven double-doubles ... shot a team-best 55.2 percent (205-of-372) from the field, which ranked third in the Big Ten ... led all players in conference-only games, shooting 56.8 percent (113-of-199) from the field ... added. 7.3 rebounds per game ... had double-figure rebounds in seven games ... pulled down a career-best 16 boards vs. Drake (Nov. 10) ... ranked second on the team with 27 blocks (0.9/game) ... had a career best three blocks in four games ... added 1.2 assists and 0.5 steals per game ... recorded a career-high three assists in two games ... added a career-high three steals at Milwaukee

2012-13: Redshirt season

2011-12 (at UConn): Played in 26 games, averaging 4.9 minutes per game ... put up 1.5 points per game ... had a season-high eight points at Pittsburgh (Feb. 21), shooting 4-of-4 from the field ... averaged 1.2 rebounds per game ... had a season-high four rebounds in two games ... tied her season best with two assists in four games ... had a season-best two steals in two games ... also had one block in four games

2010-11 (at UConn): Played in 30 games, averaging 5.4 minutes per game ... played a season-high 16 minutes at Cincinnati (Jan. 29) ... averaged 1.3 points per game ... had a season-high five points in two games ... added 1.5 rebounds per game ... pulled down a season-high five rebounds vs. Hartford (March 20) ... dished off a season-high two assists vs. Rutgers (March 7) ... had one block and one steal in three games

High School: Averaged 16.9 points, 10.5 rebounds and 4.0 blocks per game while shooting 72 percent from the floor ... rated as the No. 46 recruit and the No. 7 power forward by ESPN Hoopgurlz ... ranked No. 27 nationally by the All-Star Girls Report and No. 18 by Blue Star

Personal: Parents are Michael and Cathrecea ... has one younger sister, Malayna (19) ... nickname is Mickey ... born Nov. 5 ... graduated in May of 2014 with a degree in human development and family studies ... currently a graduate student in educational leadership and policy analysis

Why Wisconsin?
"I chose UW because it's close to home, I get to play with my sister, and its such a beautiful campus."


Career Highs
Points: 32 at Northwestern, 1-18-14
Field Goals: 13 at Northwestern, 1-18-14
Field Goal Att: 20 (2x; MR vs. Nebraska, 2-5-14)
Field Goal %: .900 (9-10) vs. Green Bay, 12-30-13
3-pt FG: 1 vs. South Carolina, 11-27-14
3-pt FG Att: 2 vs. South Carolina, 11-27-14
3-pt FG%: .500 (1-2) vs. South Carolina, 11-27-14
FT: 7 at Washington, 12-13-13
FT Att: 9 at Washington, 12-13-13
FT %: 1.000 (6-6) at Northwestern, 1-18-14
Rebounds: 16 vs. Drake, 11-10-13
Assists: 3 (4x; MR vs. East Carolina, 11-28-14)
Steals: 3 at Milwaukee, 11-14-13
Blocks: 4 at Drake, 11-23-14
Minutes: 44 vs. Minnesota, 3-6-14
Double-Doubles: 8

Off the Court with Mickey

Favorites - Spot on campus: The Terrace; Cartoon Character: Dora the Explorer; Movie: Save the Last Dance; TV Show: How to Get Away with Murder; Book: My Sisters Keeper; Car: Audi R5; Athlete: Kobe Bryant; Basketball Player: Kobe Bryant; Sports team: Bulls
First started basketball: Third grade
Most memorable basketball game: winning the state championship game my senior year in high school
My favorite thing about Wisconsin basketball is: the support our fans give us
Before each game, I: Lay down and relax my mind and body
Best UW road trip: Going to the Bahamas
One word that describes the team: Goofy
One word that describes me: Silly
My teammates say I am: Always laughing/smiling
Favorite thing to do off the court with my teammates is: go to the movies or out to eat
Most memorable basketball achievement: making first-team All-Big Ten
What is your earliest basketball memory? Being able to play with my sister and seeing/hearing my family in the crowd. It's a great feeling.
Favorite place to play (besides the Kohl Center): Northwestern or U of I only because it's close to home and my whole family comes to the game.
What is the first basketball memory that you have? When I was in third grade, I shot the ball in the wrong basketball. I kept missing the basket, but I was determined to make the shot after realizing it was the wrong basket.
This summer, I: This summer I went to Chicago with a couple of my teammates and spent the whole day on the beach. I also worked at a summer camp with younger children and played outside everyday with them, which was really fun.
Is there something significant about your uniform number? My AAU coach is family to me, we're really close and he picked the number out for me in sixth grade and I've never changed it. Reminds me of him and where I started from as being a carefree basketball player to now making it my job. Something that I love.
What would you be doing if you weren't playing collegiate basketball? I would run track
Dream as a collegiate player: Become player of the month
Team goal for the season: Win more games than last year. Taking it one game at a time
If I was Coach Kelsey for the day, I would: Get rid of jump ropes before practice
The best thing about Madison is: It's always something to do and something going on
Fantasy job/career: Playing in the WNBA
Persons most admired/role models: My Parents
My most prized possession is: my Bible
I can't live without: Apple juice or sweet tea
My secret addictions are: Chocolate chip cookies and apple juice
Weird thing about me that almost no one knows: I get orange and green mixed up. I'll call something green when it's orange
The best sporting event I ever attended was? Going to the Final Four
You won't catch me eating: Grapefruit
Nobody knows how much I love to: do word searches
Greatest Invention of the last 100 years: having Wifi in the car
If I could live any place in the world it would be: Italy
If you could spend a week anywhere in the world: Hawai'i
A non-athletic talent I have is: Drawing something, but I have to see the picture first. I'm not good at free hand drawing
Non-athletic talent I would like to have is: Sing
If you could trade places for a day with a person, who would it be and why? Beyoncé, I want to see how her life is as a super star on an off day; so a vacation day where would she travel to.
Who would star as you in the story of your life? My sister, Malayna
If I had a million dollars: I would invest it into some business and save the rest
My bucket list includes: Going to Hawaii, skydiving,
Post-college plans: Try out for the WNBA and play overseas
Career goal: Become an assistant coach
Most famous person I've ever met: Kevin Hart, he's hilarious
My dream date would be: Candle light dinner on the beach or on an island
What are you most thankful for? My family and being able to play college basketball
What are you passionate about? Accomplishing my dreams and succeeding in life
My favorite quote or motto is: With every negative, there is a positive
The best advice I have ever gotten is: Always keep your head, there is always a way
My worst habit is: Not brushing my teeth before bed

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