High School: Bishop O’Dowd HS (Oakland, CA)
Recruiting Status: Verbally committed to UC Santa Barbara
offers in 2019:
- May: San José State
- June: San Francisco
- July: UC Santa Barbara, Florida A&M, Grand Canyon
June 22, 2020: committed to UC Santa Barbara
NCS Sophomore of the Year: Kennedy Johnson (Prep2Prep, 5/8/2019))
“Kennedy really cares about her teammates, she’ll do whatever she can for the team,” coach Malik McCord remarks. “She’s growing into a leader that I don’t even think she recognizes.”
Johnson was runner-up to Mia Mastrov for Prep2Prep’s Freshman of the Year last season. McCord says that in her sophomore year, Johnson “opened her game with penetration” and also started launching the three’s she only exhibited in practice the year prior. She also matured in not putting too much pressure on herself; if things didn’t go right, she didn’t let it get to her head.
Meet all-Bay Area News Group team (Mercury News, 3/20/2019)
Celebrated her 16th birthday by pouring in 32 points to claim the NCS Division II title and eventually helped the Dragons reach the NorCal D-I state final. She averaged 14.7 points, nine rebounds, two blocks and two steals per game while shooting at a 39-percent clip from 3-point range.
A good athlete, Johnson plays hard attacking the rim aggressively. She also showed a mid-range face-up stroke and an ability to score in transition.
Pass tha Ball, 8/3/2019