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Jaye Johnson

The University of Wyoming women’s basketball program signed the fourth member of its 2019 recruiting class Wednesday, and there is a definite Wyoming flavor to the entire class.

The Cowgirls signed 5-foot-10 forward Jaye Johnson from Casper College. Johnson is a graduate of Natrona County High in Casper.

“We get an experienced player coming from a great program at Casper College,” UW coach Joe Legerski said in a news release. “She is somebody offensively that can be a threat inside and out. She is an aggressive wing that has the ability to score.”

Johnson joins McKinley Bradshaw (Lyman) and Paige Powell (Cody) as in-state signees for this class. Bradshaw and Powell signed during the early signing period in November, along with Jaeden Vaifanua of Draper, Utah.

Johnson spent the past two seasons at Casper College, and will have two years of eligibility with the Cowgirls.

Johnson played in 65 games with 33 starts at Casper College. As a sophomore, she started 31 games and averaged 11.2 points, 5.3 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 27.3 minutes per game. Johnson scored in double figures 21 times, and had a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds against Sheridan College on Feb. 23. She dished out a season-high five assists twice and made multiple threes in a game 16 times. She recorded multiple steals nine times, and ended the season with 34 steals and 27 blocks to make the All-Region IX defensive team.

Additionally, Johnson was named to the 2019 All-Region IX tournament team, as she averaged 9.3 points, 7.0 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 1.0 steals and 0.5 blocks over four games.

Prior to competing for Casper College, Johnson lettered in girls basketball for three seasons at Natrona for coach Doug Diehl.

The daughter of Philip Johnson and Suzanna Williams, Johnson comes from an athletic family. Her sister, Britney Session, competed on the track and field team for UW. Her other sister, Gabryelle Johnson, played basketball at Casper College and the University of Illinois-Chicago.

 

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