Desiree Johnson
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Desiree  Johnson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Kahuku, Hawaii

High School:
Renton (Wash.)

Last College:
Los Angeles CC

Height:
6-2

Position:
Center

Experience:
1V

Was head coach Beth Burns' first signee in 2005 ... team's lone senior, who brings size, strength and maturity to the front court ... physical presence and the team's top returning rebounder and shot blocker.

As A Junior (2005-06): One of two Aztecs to play and start all 27 contests ... led the Mountain West Conference in blocks per game for both overall (1.41) and league (1.44) contests ... four or more blocks in a game three times, including a league-best six versus Colorado State ... SDSU's leader in rebounds and blocks and was third in scoring ... reached double-figures in scoring on six occasions and had two double-figure rebounding efforts ... ninth in the MWC in defensive rebounds per game (4.37) ... team game-high in points twice and in rebounds 10 times ... starter at center in the opener at Wichita State ... scored five points in her Aztec debut ... tallied 12 points to go along with six rebounds, three steals and three blocks in just 25 minutes against USD ... pulled down nine rebounds at UC Riverside ... was also the team's second leading scorer with 16 points versus the Highlanders ... career-high 12 rebounds against Pepperdine, the most by an Aztec in a game since 2004 ... 10 points, seven rebounds and four blocks against Portland State ... 10 boards in the team's victory against UC Davis on Dec. 30 ... in first career MWC game, had seven points, six rebounds and three blocks at Colorado State ... nine boards against Air Force ... 10 points in the loss to TCU ... had nine points and nine rebounds against Colorado State, also tallying a career-high six blocks in just 28 minutes ... her six blocks tie four fourth in SDSU single-game history and are the most by an Aztec since the 2000 season ... sensational all-around game versus No. 21 BYU, tallying a career-high 19 points and adding a team game-high seven rebounds, four blocks and three steals ... career-best five assists to go with nine points and six boards in the home finale with New Mexico ... team game-high seven rebounds at the Mountain West Conference tournament.

At Los Angeles City College: Spent two seasons at Los Angeles City College, where she averaged 13.7 points and 8.1 rebounds as a sophomore to earn first team all-South Coast Conference honors ... ranked in the top 15 in the conference in scoring and tallied 20 or more points in a game six times in 2004-05 ... team captain her second year ... owns the school record for most rebounds in a game with 22 ... first team all-league honoree as a freshman at LACC.

High School: Attended Renton High School in Renton, Wash. ... earned three letters in basketball ... did not play as a senior due to injury ... first team all-league as a sophomore and junior ... honorable mention all-conference her freshman season.

Personal: Desiree Johnson was born July 1, 1982, in Kahuku, Hawaii ... daughter of Fusi and Samuel Johnson ... lived in Hawaii before moving to Washington at age 10 ... sister, Paris, is a senior basketball player at San Diego High School ... majoring in social science.

Career Highs

Points
19, vs. BYU (2-22-06)

Rebounds
12, at Pepperdine (12-10-05)

Assists
5, vs. New Mexico (2-25-06)

Steals
3, two times

Blocks
6, vs. Colorado State (2-4-06)

Field Goals
6, two times

Field Goal Attempts
15, vs. BYU (2-22-06)

3-Point Field Goals
N/A

3-Point Field Goal Attempts
N/A

Free Throws
7, vs. BYU (2-22-06)

Free Throw Attempts
11, vs. BYU (2-22-06)

Misc. Stats

Double-Figure Scoring Games
6

Double-Figure Rebounding Games
2

Johnson's Career Statistics

YearGP-GSFG-FGAPct.3FG-FGAPct.FTM-FTAPct.TRAvg.ATOBLKSPF-FOMin-Avg.PtsAvg.
2005-0627-2770-187.3740-0.00063-110.5731525.61852382585-5646-23.92037.5

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