2009-10 Women's Basketball
Desarae Johnson
Desarae Johnson
No.: 21
Pos.: F
Cl.: Sr.
Ht.: 6-1
Hometown (Last School): Greer, S.C. (Riverside)
Rosters: 2009-10 Women's Basketball
2008-09: Started in 30-of-32 games as a junior…finished the season leading the team in rebounds (195), blocked shots (53) and field goal percentage (.489)…her 53 blocks rank third on the season-season records…ranks second on the career blocks list with 98, behind Ashley Williams (128, 2005-08)…recorded a career-high 19 points and five blocks against Kennesaw State (1/10)…finished the season with double-digit points in 10 contests…totaled a career-best 14 rebounds vs. USC Upstate (1/31)…had five or more rebounds in 24 games, including four double-digit efforts…tallied a career-best four steals against IUPUI (12/20) and South Carolina (12/30).

2007-08: Appeared in 31 games as a sophomore…finished with a season-high nine points on 4-of-4 shooting from the floor vs. North Florida (2/16)…grabbed a season-high six rebounds vs. Florida Gulf Coast (1/5)…notched at least five boards in five games…tallied a season-high three blocks on two occasions…finished with a season-high two steals at Miami (11/13)…tied a career best with an assist four occasions.

2006-07: Played in all 30 games, including seven starts as a true freshman…in her first collegiate start, she scored a season-high 10 points and connected on a season-high 5-of-7 shots at Charleston Southern (11/13)…grabbed a season-high seven rebounds at Lipscomb (11/30) and vs. Stetson (1/25)…ranked second on the squad with 18 blocks, including a season-high four vs. Charleston Southern (11/25).

High School: Three-year starter at Riverside High School for Jenny Taylor as a forward/center…as a junior, she earned all-county, all-region and the team rebound award…as a sophomore, she was named most improved player…also a four-year letterwinner for track and field in the 4x100-meter relay, the long jump and triple jump…competed in the Junior Olympics in the triple jump…member of the National Honor Roll all four years…at the club level, she competed with the Carolina Comets and the South Carolina Lady 76ers…led the Lady 76ers to a state title.

Personal: Born May 29, 1988, in Spartanburg, S.C…daughter of Alan and Deborah…has two sisters: Chelsey and Baylor…father, Alan, played football at Western Carolina from 1979-82…mother, Deborah, played basketball at Anderson (S.C.) College…cousin, Kenya Crooks, played football at Clemson from 1994-96…major is biology.