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#24 Skye Johnson
Position: Guard
Height: 5'7"
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Olympia Fields, Ill.
High School: Marian Catholic H.S.
Skye Johnson: Bradley Women’s Basketball Player Profile
Courtesy: Bradley University
Release: 07/16/2009

Overview

The reigning Missouri Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Year, Johnson will take over the starting point guard duties after playing most of the 2007-08 season at off-guard ... Made a successful return to the court after sitting out the 2006-07 season ... Ranked 36th in the nation in steals per game last year ... Is the Braves most experienced back court player ... Gets most of her points in transition, but is also able to penetrate into the lane ... Has the ability to shoot from long range and will be counted on to shoot more from three-point range this season ... Ranks as the Braves active career leader in assists and steals.

 

2007-08 (Sopohomore)

Was named the Missouri Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Year ... Also named an honorable mention Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete ... Was voted the team’s Most Valuable Player and best Defensive Player following the season ... Earned a spot on the Missouri Valley Conference All-Defensive team ... Led  the Missouri Valley Conference with 82 steals, making her the first player in school history to lead the Valley in steals ... Ranked 36th in the nation in steals per game and her 82 thefts is the second-best season total at Bradley ... Led the team in scoring (284) points and was second on the squad in assists (99) ... Named Bradley’s Scholar-Athlete of the Week twice ... Was the only player to start all 30 games ... Scored in double figures in five of the last six games, averaging 10.8 points, 4.3 assists and 3.2 steals per game over that stretch ... Averaged 3.7 assists and 3.1 steals per game in conference play after averaging 2.7 assists and 2.5 steals per game in non-conference action ... Came away with a career-high eight steals against Creighton, marking the most steals for a Bradley player since the 2003-04 season ... Did not attempt a three-pointer as a freshman, but hit 12-of-28 (.429) three-point attempts including nine of her last 19 shots (.474) from beyond the arc ... Joined Kathy Stokes and Tammy Van Oppen as the only players in school history with 200 points, 75 rebounds, 75 assists and 80 steals in a season ... Scored a career-high 20 points at Drake and again against Southern Illinois ... Hit 10-of-12 shots against the Salukis and also added six assists and four steals ... Ranked second on the team with 17 blocked shots, despite being the shortest player on the roster.

 

2006-07 (Redshirt)

Sat out the 2006-07 and has three years of eligibility remaining.

 

2005-06 (Freshman)

One of five players to appear in all 28 games, she was one of the Braves top reserves ... Shot a team-best 56.6 percent from the field and was third on the team in steals with 28, while playing 13 minutes per game ... Averaged 3.8 points per game and 1.5 rebounds per contest ... Helped spark the Braves to a thrilling overtime victory against Valparaiso, scoring a season-best 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting ... Hit 6-of-11 shots and finished with 12 points and four steals at Northern Iowa ... Knocked down 5-of-8 from the field in a 13-point effort at Wichita State.

 

High School

Helped Marian High School to an 84-15 (.848) record in her three years as a starter ... Led the Spartans to a 28-3 overall record and a share of the East Suburban Catholic Conference title as a senior ... Led the team in assists (5.1 per game) and steals (3.4 ppg), while adding 8.8 points per contest ... Marian’s career record holder with 384 assists, she also averaged 2.9 rebounds per game as a senior and shot 85 percent from the free throw line ... Named to the Illinois Basketball Coaches’ Association All-State second team and earned All-Area honors from the Chicago Sun-Times ... Also earned All-Area plaudits from the Chicago Tribune (honorable mention), Daily Southtown (first-team) and Illinois Times (first-team) ... Named the Star Newspaper’s Player of the Year, as she helped Marian to the Sectional Championship game ... As a junior she averaged 12 points, 6.5 assists and 3.2 steals per game, while shooting 53 percent from the field ... Helped the team to a 27-8 overall record in 2003-04 and fourth place finish in the IHSA AA State Tournament ... As a sophomore she helped the Spartans to a 29-4 overall record and Elite Eight finish in the AA State Tournament ... Participated in the third annual USA Basketball Women’s Youth Development Festival in Colorado Springs, Colo., during the summer of 2004, in an event that featured 48 of the nation’s top high school juniors.

 

Personal

The daughter of Steven Johnson and Monique Johnson-Bibbs, Skye was born October 30, 1986 in Chicago ... Full name is Schuyler Johnson ... Majoring in physical therapy ... Named to the Bradley Athletic Director’s Honor Roll following five of her six semesters at BU.

 

Honors and Awards

Bradley Athletic Director’s Honor Roll: Fall 2008, Spring 2009

 

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