By: Justin Myers
Asianae Johnson, one of five new additions to the St. Bonaventure women’s basketball team. Johnson is one of the three freshman on the squad along with Deja Francis and Carrie Jornlin.
Johnson hails from Brooklyn, New York which has played a big impact on how she plays the game.
“I’m from New York, everybody who plays in New York is full of entertainment,” Johnson said. “It’s always competitive, always trash talking.”
With Johnson’s competitive nature she has only one expectation for the team this year.
“I want to win,” said Johnson.
The 5’8 guard went to Grand St. Campus High School in Brooklyn, New York where she scored over 1,400 career points while averaging 19 points, four rebounds and three assists per game. She played on the City Finalists and was a PSAL Sullivan Award winner.
When Johnson picked St. Bonaventure, she knew it was the right fit for her.
“I chose St. Bonaventure because of the family friendly environment,” Johnson said.
The transition from high school to college is something Johnson says she works through everyday.
“It’s been hard. I can’t say it’s been easy, but I also can’t complain because it’s always a learning experience,” said Johnson.
Luckily for Johnson she has upperclassman to look up to while going through this adjustment.
“They set a huge example for me, like showing up 15 minutes before practice or showing up to classes on time,” said Johnson.
Johnson is looking to bring not only an entertainment factor but a winning mentality just like her favorite NBA stars Kyrie Irving and Russell Westbrook.