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Tyler Johnson - Women's Basketball - Kansas Jayhawks

Tyler Johnson

Position Center
Height 6'2''
Class Redshirt Sophomore
Hometown Leavenworth, Kan.
High School Leavenworth HS

Honor & Awards

  • Academic All-Big 12 First Team (2019)
  • Academic All-Big 12 First Team (2018)

2018-19 (Junior)
Appeared in four games before being medically disqualified from competition … Averaged 6.3 minutes per game … Averaged 2.8 points per game and 1.3 rebounds per game … Shot 36.4 percent from the field … Scored a season-high six points against UMKC (11/7) … Dished out one assist.

2017-18 (Redshirt Sophomore)
Named a 2018 Academic All-Big 12 First Team honoree … Appeared in 29 games and made five starts … Averaged 15.6 minutes per game … Connected on a team-best 55.7 percent (78-of-140) of her field goal attempts … Averaged 6.2 points per game during the 2017-18 campaign and 5.1 points per game during Big 12 play … Owns the fourth-best field goal percentage by a Kansas sophomore all-time … Third on the team with 111 rebounds, averaging 3.8 per game … Scored in double figures in nine games, including five out of the last six games of the season … Notched her first-career double-double against Iowa State (2/27) with 15 points and 10 rebounds … Scored a career-high 18 points against K-State (3/2) … Had a career-best five assists against Yale (11/19) … Totaled 17 assists, 13 blocks and 10 steals during her sophomore campaign … Connected on 60.0 percent or better of her field goal attempts 14 times … Scored a career-high nine field goals in the opening round of the Big 12 Championship versus Kansas State (3/2).

2016-17 (Sophomore)
Utilized redshirt season after suffering a knee injury prior to the start of the year.

2015-16 (Freshman)
Appeared in all 31 games and made seven starts, including the final four games of the season … Posted a team-best 50 percent shooting average (75-of-150), ranking 11th in the Big 12 … Became the first freshman to lead a Kansas team in field goal percentage since Carolyn Davis in 2010 … Averaged 5.2 points and 3.5 rebounds per game, the second-best scoring mark and third-best rebounding mark among Jayhawk freshmen … Recorded a team-best 19 games shooting 50 percent or better from the field, including three 100 percent performances … Swatted 28 blocks on the year, the 14th-best mark in the conference … Posted double-figure scoring in four contests, including a career-high 12 points against Texas Tech (1/30) and in the first-round victory over TCU (3/4) in the Big 12 Championship … Snagged a career-best 10 boards against Memphis (11/19).

High School
Eight-time letterwinner at Leavenworth High School competing in basketball, volleyball and swimming … Led the Lady Pioneers, coached by Derek Zeck, to a 23-2 record and the 2015 Class 5A state championship her senior year while leading her team in scoring, rebounding and blocks … Named MVP of the Kansas Class 5A Tournament … Claimed the Kansas Class 5A state championship in 2014 … All-league in both basketball and volleyball, while also being named all-state in basketball … Finalist for the 2014 DiRenna Award along with Kansas teammate Kylee Kopatich … Ranked 17th for her position by ESPN’s Hoopgurlz and 22nd for her position by ProspectNation … Named a 2015 McDonald’s All-America nominee.

Daughter of David and Sally Johnson … Born in Kansas City, Missouri … Father played basketball for four years at the University of Oklahoma before being drafted and playing for the Dallas Mavericks … Mother, Sally, as well as grandfather, Paul Heitzman, and aunt, Patricia Heitzman, attended KU … Has two sisters, Haley and Riley … Undecided on a major.