RICHMOND, Ky. – Kenyia Johnson, a 5-foot-8 guard, has signed to play basketball at Eastern Kentucky University. Johnson played two seasons at the University of Evansville and will have two seasons of eligibility remaining. As a graduate transfer, she will be able to play immediately.
Johnson joined the Evansville program as a freshman in 2014. She appeared in 31 of the team’s 32 games, and started 15 times as a freshman. She averaged 2.7 points and 1.6 rebounds per game. Johnson grabbed season-best five steals in her first career start at Tennessee-Martin on Nov. 29, 2014. She scored a season-high 14 points against Troy on Dec. 18, 2014.
The Orange Park, Florida native played in 25 games and started 16 times during her sophomore season in 2015-16. She contributed 5.2 points, 3.6 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.2 steals per game.
Johnson did not play during the 2016-17 season but was enrolled at Evansville and earned her undergraduate degree.
“Kenyia brings a wealth of talent and experience to our very young team,” EKU Head Coach Chrissy Roberts said. “She is a long athletic guard with the ability to create her own shot and finish at the rim. With the capability to play multiple positions we’re looking for exciting things from Kenyia.”
Johnson was a three-year starter at Fleming Island High School, leading the Golden Eagles to three District 7A championships and was named the Florida Athletic Coaches Association (FACA) 7A Player of the Year as a senior. She was also named to the All-Florida Times Union First Coast Third Team in 2014 and was an All-Florida Times Union First Coast Second Team selection in both 2012 and 2013. Johnson established school records for points (1,206), assists (242), steals (274), blocked shots (140) and rebounds (407).
The Colonels are coming off their second straight Ohio Valley Conference Tournament championship game appearance.