23 - Ebony Johnson
Ebony Johnson
Height: 5-7
Year: Senior
Hometown: Columbia, S.C.
High School: Ridgeview
Position: G
Outlook: One of the most explosive, athletic players on the team ... Will move back into the swing guard position after playing mostly in the No. 4 position during her junior season ... Has uncanny knack at finding the basketball coming off the glass, posting one of just five 20-rebound games in school history ... Coming off foot surgery during the offseason, will be playing at 100 percent for the first time in two seasons. 2007-08: Appeared in 28 games and started 14 ... Was the top rebounder among guards in the A-Sun, averaging 7.0 boards per game ... Posted seven games with 10 or more rebounds and nine with 10 or more points ... Also added 10 games with three or more steals ... Averaged 8.4 points and 6.1 rebounds per game during the A-Sun season ... Finished sixth in the conference in rebounding (7.0), 11th in steals (1.96) and 12th in minutes played (30.46) ... Started season with Spartans' first Division I double-double, thanks to 10 points and 12 rebounds at Kentucky (11/10) ... Had seven points and eight rebounds to go with two steals in Spartans' first Division I win at Charleston Southern (11/16) ... Added nine points, five steals and six rebounds against IUPUI (11/21) ... Had a 12-point, 20-rebound game against Bethune-Cookman (12/31) ... Added three blocks in the game ... Was named Spartans' first Atlantic Sun Conference Player of the Week for the performance ... Is the shortest player in Upstate history to notch a 20-rebound game ... Had five points and 16 rebounds at UNC Asheville (1/8) ... Posted 12 points, four steals and two assists against Campbell (1/12) ... Had six points and 10 rebounds against Gardner-Webb (1/14) ... Added 10 points and six rebounds at Winthrop (1/16) ... Notched 14 points and five rebounds at Belmont (1/19) ... Shot 7-for-11 from the floor for 14 points and added six rebounds to help Upstate nearly upset the defending A-Sun champions, Jacksonville (1/25) ... Had 17 points, six rebounds and four assists against Mercer (2/2) ... Notched 14 points and 13 rebounds against Kennesaw State (2/4) ... Added 10 more rebounds at FGCU (2/9) ... Had a 14-point, four-assist night at Gardner-Webb (2/23) ... Played for 30 or more minutes in 12 straight games from Jan. 25 to Feb. 25, never being taken off the floor in two games. 2006-07: Appeared in 22 games, making two starts ... Fourth on the team with 8.3 point-per-game average ... Was second on team with 6.1 rebound-per-game average ... Season ended prematurely due to injury, taking her out of the lineup for the season's last month ... Averaged 20.5 minutes per game ... Posted double-doubles against North Greenville (16 points, 12 rebounds, 12/9) and at Francis Marion (11 points, 11 rebounds, 1/24) ... Posted 10 or more points in 10 contests and added five or more rebounds in 16 games ... Notched 12 points, seven rebounds, a career-high four blocks, four steals and three assists against Francis Marion (1/10) ... Added 13 points and eight rebounds to go along with three blocks against Presbyterian (12/17) ... Notched 11 points and eight rebounds against Georgia Southwestern (1/6) ... Posted 11 games with two or more assists, three games with two or more blocks and six games with two or more steals. 2005-06: Played in 25 games, two as a starter ... Averaged 10.2 minutes per game ... Averaged 4.0 points and 1.8 rebounds per game ... Hit nearly 71 percent of her free throw attempts ... Reached double figures on two occasions ... Scored her first collegiate points against Newberry (11/26), finishing with five ... Had six points, two steals, and two assists in the 103-56 win over Converse (11/29) ... Tallied six points and four rebounds in the 67-59 win at Columbus State (2/1) ... Had 15 points and five boards in the 84-77 victory at Lander (2/6) ... Had eight points and eight rebounds in the 69-68 win over USC Aiken (2/18) ... Had eight points, three rebounds, two assists, and two steals in the 98-77 victory over Lander (2/20) ... recorded 12 points in the 74-69 victory over Augusta State (2/25) ... Finished with six points, four rebounds, three assists, and four steals against Wingate in the first round of the NCAA Tournament (3/10). High School: Lettered twice at Ridge View High School ... Led her team to a No. 4 4A ranking in the state and the region championship as a junior ... Earned region All-Tournament honors her junior season ... Also played on the 16-under South Carolina Stars AAU basketball team. Personal: Born on Sept. 25, 1987 in San Bernadino, Calif. ... Daughter of Bobby and Zina Johnson ... Has two sisters, Jazzmine and Cayla ... Mother, Zina, was a member of Hampton University's track and field team ... An interdisciplinary studies major ... Favorite TV Show is "Run's House" ... Favorite actor is Denzel Washington ... Favorite song is "Don't Change" ... Favorite sports figure is Lebron James.