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Michala Johnson
Michala  Johnson

RS Senior

Bellwood, Ill.

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Michala Johnson Photo Gallery | 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

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

2014-15: Has played and started six games ... played in only nine minutes at Miami (Dec. 4) before going out with torn ACL in left knee ... shared the team lead with 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) ... has been shooting 50 percent (29-of-58) from the field ... led the team with 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

2013-14: 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 (18) ... nickname is Mickey ... born Nov. 5 ... major is human development and family studies


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: --
3-pt FG Att: 1 (2x; MR vs. Mercer, 11-29-13)
3-pt FG%: --
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 (2x; MR vs. Michigan, 1-26-14)
Steals: 3 at Milwaukee, 11-14-13
Blocks: 3 (4x; MR at Purdue, 2-23-14)
Minutes: 44 vs. Minnesota, 3-6-14
Double-Doubles: 7

Off the Court with Mickey

Favorites-Spot on campus: Memorial Union; Cartoon Characters: Mickey and Minnie Mouse; Movie: ATL; TV Show: Housewives of ATL; Book: My Sister's Keeper; Car: Lamborghini; Athlete: Kobe Bryant; Sports team:Lakers
First started basketball (age/grade): third grade
My favorite thing about Wisconsin basketball is: My teammates and our team chemistry
Before each game, I: I snack on things like granola bars
One word that describes the team: Silly
One word that describes me: Goofy
My teammates say I am: Always laughing/smiling
Favorite thing to do off the court with my teammates is: Hangout and get ice cream
Most memorable basketball achievement: Winning state in high school my senior year
Favorite place to play: Madison Square Garden
If I could change one basketball rule, it would be: Shooting the three behind the white line (2nd line) instead of the black line (1st line) it can be tricky
What is the first basketball memory that you have? Going to the Final Four twice
Is there something significant about your uniform number? I have had number 25 since I was in sixth grade, my AAU coach picked out and he's like a second father to me
Who is the funniest player on the team? Taylor
Who is the best-dressed player on the team? AnnMarie
Who is the sloppiest player on the team? Dakota
What would you be doing if you weren't playing collegiate basketball? I would have job, but more than likely play another sport like track or golf
The best thing about Madison is: There is always something to do
Dream as a collegiate player: Go to the WNBA
Fantasy job/career: Making my own hours and owning different business (any business)
Persons most admired/role models: Kobe Bryant and my mom
My most prized possession are: My family, my phone
I can't live without: God, my family, and my phone
My secret addiction is: Shopping
Weird thing about me that almost no one knows: Cotton balls creep me out, I hate the feeling of them
If I could change one thing about myself: Nothing
If you could guest star in a TV show it would be? Wendy Williams Show
If you could be a cover of a magazine it would be? Vogue
The best sporting event you ever attended was? UW football
You won't catch me eating: Grapefruit
Nobody knows how much I love to: People watch, just go to the mall and watch people (look at their different expressions and the things that they do)
Greatest Invention of the last 100 years: YouTube
If I could live any place in the world it would be: Atlanta
If you could spend a week anywhere in the world: Hawai'i
If I could live in any time period, it would be: 70s
A non-athletic talent I have is: Drawing
Non-athletic talent I would like to have is: Sing
If I had a million dollars: I would give invest some, give some to my mom, and go shopping
One thing I absolutely have to do before turning 40: Skydiving
Post-college plans: Graduate with a degree in communication disorders and be able to go to grad school at UW
Career goal: Being able to play in the WNBA, play overseas, and work in schools/hospitals dealing with my major
Most famous person I've ever met: Lisa Leslie
If I was Coach Kelsey for the day, I would: I wouldn't make the team do suicides
If I could have one superpower, it would be:Invisible
My dream date would be: Candlelight dinner on the beach
What are you most thankful for? My talents and family
What are you passionate about? Making my family happy and making it to the next level as far as basketball
My favorite websites are: Twitter, Facebook, and Google
My favorite quote or motto is: Always smile, you can't be mad/sad all the time because someone out there may have it worse than you.

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