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Paris Johnson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
San Diego, Calif.

High School:
San Diego

Height:
6-4

Position:
Center

Experience:
3L

Paris Johnson

03/08/2011

MWC Tournament, San Diego State vs. New Mexico - Photography by Ernie Anderson

Women basketball vs. New Mexico

03/03/2011

San Diego State vs. Wyoming - Photography by Ernie Anderson

Women's basketball vs. Wyoming

11/13/2010

San Diego State vs. UCLA - Nov. 12, 2010

San Diego State vs. UCLA

03/23/2009

Stanford at San Diego State

NCAA Tournament

Enters her final campaign as a three-year returning starter ... Has started all 97 games over the past three seasons ... Reached the 1,000-point mark as a junior ... A force in the middle who is extremely skilled with her back to the basket and has good low-block moves ... One of the nation's top recruits as a prep, who was a two-time San Diego County player of the year ... Has 210 career blocked shots, which is second in Aztec history ... 15th in SDSU career history in points (1,188), 5th in free-throw attempts (393) and eighth in rebounds (679) ... Also first in single-season history with 94 blocks in 2008-09 ... Six-time MWC Player of the Week honoree.

As A Junior (2009-10)
Second team all-Mountain West Conference selection ... Preseason all-MWC pick ... Played and started every game since coming to SDSU, including all 34 as a junior ... Led the MWC in field-goal pct. in league-only games by a wide margin with a 57.7 mark ... Second in overall games in shooting percentage (52.7) ... Was in the MWC top 15 in rebounds (11th), blocked shots (3rd) and defensive boards (9th) ... Third on the team in scoring with 11.1 ppg. ... Her 62 blocks are sixth in school single-season history ... Posted 21 double-figure scoring games ... Led SDSU in rebounding 15 times and in scoring on eight occasions ... Team game-high 18 points, eight boards and five blocked shots in the win over UC Irvine ... First double-double of the season and 13th of her career in the win over Arizona, finishing with 18 points and 10 boards, while also posting four blocked shots and three steals in only 25 minutes ... Only player in double-figure points against No. 20/17 Oklahoma, finishing with 10 ... Matched her career-best with 15 rebounds to go with 17 points for her second double-double of the year in the victory at UC Riverside ... Had 17 points vs. Pepperdine ... Scored 10 points with seven boards vs. LBSU ... Made all five shots at LMU to finish with 10 points ... Three blocks vs. Wake Forest ... Led SDSU with a game-high 18 points and nine rebounds on 7-for-9 shooting in the Surf `N Slam title game with Auburn ... Named all-tournament for the third straight year ... Scored 12 points and had three blocks in the MWC-opening win at New Mexico ... Third double-double of the year with 13 points and 10 boards against Wyoming .. Scored 12 pts. and had a team game-high eight rebounds vs. No. 22 TCU ... Surpassed the 1,000-career point mark at BYU, posting 10 points vs. the Cougars ... Team game-high 17 points on 7-for-10 shooting to go with eight boards at AFA ... Season-best six rejections at Wyoming ... Had 19 points against both UNLV and TCU ... Season-high 24 points, nine boards and two assists, while hitting the game-winning basket vs. BYU to earn MWC player-of-the-week honors ... Eight rebounds and three blocks at Colorado State ... Was 7-for-9 from the field for 14 points in the regular-season finale with Air force ... Scored 10-plus points in all three MWC tournament games ... Had seven boards and three rejections in the championship game vs. Utah ... Pulled down six rebounds and notched three helpers in the NCAA first-round win over Texas ... Posted 12 points on 5-for-9 shooting in the Sweet 16 game with Duke, while also tallying a team-best eight rebounds and five blocked shots ... Five blocks are the most ever by an Aztec in an NCAA tournament contest.

As A Sophomore (2008-09)
First-team all-conference pick ... Also named to the league's all-defensive team ... Four time MWC player-of-the-week honoree ... Named preseason all-MWC ... All-tournament honoree in Hawaii and at the San Diego Surf `N Slam ... WBCA honorable mention national player of the month for December ... Was first on the team in rebounding (8.3/g), blocked shots (94) and field-goal percentage (53.1) ... Second in scoring with 13.6 points a contest ... Scored 10 or more points in 22 contests, leading SDSU in scoring 11 times ... Team-best in rebounds in 21 contests and nine double-doubles ... Her 94 blocked shots put her 11th nationally (2.9/g) ... Was 26th in the nation in field-goal percentage ... Notched two double-doubles with 14 points and 12 rebounds in both of the team's opening two games ... Had five blocked shots against Northwestern State and four against LBSU ... Made 15-of-19 shots from the field for a career-best 31 points against Hawai'i ... Her 15 field goals are the most by an Aztec since 1993 and tie for ninth in the school history ... Followed that up with 23 points, eight rebounds and three blocks in the close win over Prairie View A&M ... Third double-double of the year with 14 points and 10 boards against No. 25/22 Iowa State ... Best all-around game of her career against Montana State, scoring 22 points and adding 13 rebounds, a career-best six assists, five blocks and three steals... Scored 16 points and added eight rebounds in the win over LMU ... MWC player of the week after making 11 of her 12 field goal attempts against Sacramento State, scoring 27 points and adding 13 boards for her fifth double-double ... 91.7 shooting percentage ranks fourth in MWC game history ... Another solid outing with 13 points, eight rebounds and four assists and three blocked shots in the MWC opener with Air Force ... Sixth double-double with a game-high 17 points and 11 rebounds at No. 23 New Mexico ... Game-high 15 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks vs. BYU ... Named MWC POW on Jan. 26 ... Third consecutive double-double with her 14 points and 12 rebounds at TCU ... Also matched her then career high with six blocked shots vs. the Lady Frogs ... Fourth straight double-double with her game-high 20 points and 12 rebounds vs. Colorado State ... Named MWC co-player of the week on Feb. 2 ... Double-double streak came to an end vs. UNLV, scoring 10 points and adding seven rebounds ... Scored 13 of her 15 points in the second half at Air Force ... Scored a team-best 19 points on 8-for-12 shooting in the upset of Utah, while also pulling down eight boards and matching a career-best with six blocks ... Posted a career-high four steals and six blocks shots at Wyoming ... MWC player of the week on Feb. 16. ... Seven points, seven boards and three blocked shots in the win at BYU ... Converted 8-of-11 shots (16 points) from the field, including the game-winner with five seconds left at Colorado State ... Tied the school record and set a MWC high with her nine blocks at UNLV ... Career-best and team season-high 15 boards vs. the Lady Rebels ... MWC record seven blocked shots in the conference tournament semifinals vs. UNLV, beating the previous mark she recorded a year ago vs. TCU (6) ... Also tallied 12 points and nine rebounds to help SDSU advance to the title game ... Team-high eight rebounds against Utah ... Team-best seven rebounds to go with 12 points and three steals in the NCAA first round win over DePaul ... Limited due to foul trouble against No. 2 Stanford, scoring just four points with four boards.

As A Freshman (2007-08)
MWC honorable mention pick after ranking first among league freshmen in both scoring and rebounding ... Only Aztec to garner all-tournament honors twice at the LMU Ayres Hotel Thanksgiving tournament and at the San Diego Surf `N Slam ... Voted the league's top freshman heading into the campaign ... One of three players to start all 31 games ... Led the team in rebounding (6.4/g) and was second in scoring (12.0 ppg.) ... First in the MWC in blocked shots in overall games (1.74/g) and second in league contests (1.56/g) ... Her 54 blocked shots tied for fifth in Aztec season history and are the sixth-most in MWC history (most since 2003) ... Ended up 54th nationally in blocks per game ... The 54 blocks are the most by an Aztec since Michelle Suman had 87 in 1994-95 ... Shot 45.1 percent from the field in 29 minutes per game ... Tallied 20 double-figure scoring outings, including four with 20 or more points ... Led SDSU in rebounding 14 times, in scoring seven times and had three double-doubles ... Logged 16 points, nine rebounds and five blocks in her Aztec debut at Nevada ... Team-high 14 points in her first career home game vs. Southern Utah ... Career-high 27 points and 13 rebounds for her first career double-double versus Indiana St. ... Had 17 points at Cal Poly ... Team-best 14 points and seven boards vs. No. 2 UConn ... Sixth straight double-figure scoring game with 15 vs. Quinnipiac ... Second career game with 25 or more points vs. Western Michigan ... Named MWC Player of the Week for her efforts ... Second double-double with 13 points, 13 rebounds to go with four blocked shots and a career-best four assists at TCU ... Nine boards at No. 20 Wyoming, vs. BYU ... 16 points, seven rebounds and three assists in the win over CSU ... Had 18 points at Air Force, making her first seven shots ... Double-double with 11 points and 11 boards vs. No. 19 Utah ... Scored 20 points and added eight boards, three steals and a pair of blocks against UNLV ... Was 11-for-16 from the field for a team-high 23 points versus Air Force on March 8 ... Scored 17 points on 7-for-13 shooting and pulled down five rebounds in the MWC quarterfinal win over Wyoming ... MWC tournament record six blocked shots in the semifinals vs. TCU, which also ranks fourth in Aztec single-game history ... Had 11 points, six rebounds and two steals against the Lady Frogs ... Team game-high seven boards in the MWC finale ... Ended the tourney with eight blocks.

At San Diego High School
Lettered four years in basketball at San Diego High School, playing her first three seasons under coach Marlon Wells and her senior year under coach Michelle Mannisto ... 2006 and 2007 San Diego Section High School Player of the Year by the San Diego Union-Tribune ... Second team all-state pick by CalHiSports.com the last two seasons ... Played for the South team in the North-South senior all-star game ... Led the Cavers to a 23-5 record, averaging 21.4 points and 10.7 rebounds as a senior... As a junior, averaged 19.3 points, 13.4 rebounds and 4.8 blocks per game to lead San Diego High to the CIF Division I title ... CalHiSports.com all-Division I team and was named one of the state's top juniors ... Listed as the No. 42 prospect in the country and the No. 15 ranked forward by HoopGurlz.com ... Eastern League Player of the Year as a junior, when she logged single-game highs of 47 points and 22 rebounds ... Starter as a freshman for San Diego High, which finished second at the state tournament and won a CIF section title ... San Diego Union-Tribune's all-academic first team with a 3.75 GPA as a senior.

AAU
Played basketball during the summer with Lady EBO under coach Marlon Wells and Robbie Sandoval.

Personal
Paris Fiatamalii Johnson was born June 16, 1989, in Kahuku, Hawaii ... Daughter of Fusi Jones and Sam Johnson ... Has two brothers and a sister ... Sister, Desiree, played basketball for the Aztecs from 2005-07 ... Majoring in social science.