UCLA — Showed steady improvement over the course of her freshman season … Gives UCLA match-up advantages in the post … Has good hands … Nice shooting touch … Worked hard this off-season … Comes from a State championship high school team.
2002 — Saw action in 25 games off the bench … Tied her career-high with four rebounds in the conference tournament matchup with Stanford … Scored seven points in 11 minutes of play versus Cal in the Pac-10 tournament … Totaled a career-best 15 points in the home game versus Washington … Scored four points and had a blocked shot in the home win over Washington State … Recorded seven points and grabbed four rebounds against Arizona … Scored four points with three boards at Arizona State … Registered her first collegiate points in the game against Michigan State.
HIGH SCHOOL — Four-year letterwinner under coach Lori Elgin at Hoover HS in the Birmingham, Alabama area … As a senior and junior, she was named USA Today Player to Watch for Alabama … Street and Smith’s honorable mention All-America … Finished her career as the second-leading scorer in school history with 1,364 points … Her teams captured four area championships, two regional championships and one State title … 6A Area 9 All-Tournament team … Named MVP at the Big Orange Classic and all-tournament at the Bradley Central Holiday Inn Classic, and the state Final Four … Listed as one of the Top Prospects of the Class of 2001 by Fox Sports … Named to the Super All-Metro and first-team All-State teams by Birmingham News … Named to All-State second team by Alabama Sportswriters … Named to Birmingham Post Herald Super All-Metro team … Named as No. 8 on the Post-Herald’s 10 Most Wanted Seniors list … Named No. 9 on the News’ list of Top 12 Super Seniors … As a junior, she was named all-tournament at the 6A Area 9, Big Orange and State Final Four tournaments … Selected honorable mention All-State / Metro by both the News and Post-Herald … Ranked one of the top 150 players in the nation by Reebok WBCA … As a sophomore, she was named to the all-tournament teams at the Big Orange Classic and the 6A Area 9 event … Honorable mention All-State / Metro selection by both the News and the Post-Herald … As a freshman, she was named honorable mention All-State / Metro by both the News and the Post-Herald.
PERSONAL — Full Name: Krystle Andrea Johnson … Born: June 13, 1983 in St. Louis, MO … Parents: Gerard and Denise Johnson … Has one older sister (Kimberly) … Describes her greatest athletic thrill as sinking a pair of free throws with 2.2 seconds to break a tie in the Alabama State High School 6A championship game and give her team the title … Her Alabama Roadrunners team finished seventh at the 2000 AAU 18 and-under nationals … Patterns her style of play after Shaquille O’Neal … Hobbies include singing, talking on the phone and making people laugh … Plans on being a Math major.
UCLA Career Statistics
Points: 15, vs. Washington (2/3/02)
Rebounds: 4, last vs. Stanford (3/2/02)
Assists 1, last vs. California (2/22/02)
Steals: 1, vs. Arizona (2/14/02)
Blocks: 1, last vs. Stanford (2/24/02)
FG Made: 3, last vs. Washington (2/3/02)
3-pt. FG Made: None
FT Made: 9, vs. Washington (2/3/02)
Minutes: 16, vs. Washington (2/3/02)