Jessra Johnson
Jessra Johnson


Fayette, Mo.

High School:
Fayette HS





Missouri vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff

by Jonathan Brownfield


South Dakota State at Missouri

South Dakota State at Missouri


Truman State at Missouri Womens Basketball

Truman State at Missouri Womens Basketball

Junior (2008-09): Led the Tigers in rebounds and blocks with 6.9 rpg. and 28 blocks and finished second in scoring and steals with 13.0 ppg. and 1.4 spg. as a junior ... scored in double digits 23 times and posted 20 or more points four times, including a season high 23 points at Nebraska ... contributed five double-doubles on the year, including two on back-to-back games at Nebraska and against Texas ... recorded a doubled-double with 11 points and a season high 13 rebounds in the Big 12 Tournament against Texas ... made a career high four three-point field goals against Western Illinois ... recorded a personal best six blocks against Kansas State ... played 44 minutes against Holy Cross ... swiped four steals against both Indiana and Toledo.

Sophomore (2007-08): Led the Tigers in rebounds with 7.7 rpg. and was second on the team in scoring at 13.5 ppg. ... posted a team high six double-doubles on the year ... scored in double figures in 20 of 31 games, including eight outings with at least 20 points ... named to the CenturyTel Tiger All-Tournament Team after averaging 21.0 ppg. against Mississippi Valley State and Stephen F. Austin ... tallied 22 points and 19 rebounds against Eastern Illinois ... the 19 rebounds were the most recorded by a Tiger since Evan Unrau recorded 20 against Texas A&M on Jan. 10, 2001 ... recorded her third double-double of the season against Delaware State with 11 rebounds to compliment her 20 points ... scored 24 points, tying her career high, in the regular season finale against Colorado ... had a productive outing against Baylor with 18 points, eight rebounds and three blocks ... recorded double-doubles in two of Missouri's final three games ... tallied 16 points and 11 rebounds in Missouri's upset of No. 11 Oklahoma in the first round of the Big 12 Tournament.

Freshman (2006-07): Appeared in 30 games and led the freshmen quartet in scoring with 109 points (3.6 ppg) ... tallied at least eight points on eight occasions with season-high totals of 12 points at No. 11 Stanford and 10 points at home vs. Colorado ... shot 4-for-6 from the floor with nine points and six rebounds in 11 minutes in the first half against CU ... had nine points in 14 minutes against Oklahoma State ... finished with nine points, five rebounds, two blocks and two steals against Texas in the Big 12 Tournament ... had a perfect first half with seven points on 3-for-3 shooting, including a 3-pointer and three boards against the Horns ... led the team in rebounding twice and blocks twice ... had 13 blocks on the year while posting two blocks in a game three times.

High School: Four-year starter for coaches Kristen Conrow (senior) and David Lawson (freshman-junior) at Fayette HS ... three-time all-state first team performer after second team honors as a freshman ... 2005 Missouri Basketball Coaches Association Player of the Year ... 2006 Miss Show-Me Basketball finalist, McDonald's All-America nominee and 2005-06 NEMO Sports Player of the Year ... concluded her career with 2,157 points (18.8 ppg), 1,322 rebounds (11.6 rpg.) and 528 blocks (4.8 bpg.) - second in scoring and first in rebounds and blocked shots with the blocks ranking fourth all-time in the state ... the first girl in Missouri state history to surpass 2,000 points, 1,000 rebounds and 500 blocks ... as a senior posted 24.1 ppg., 14.2 rpg. and 104 blocks ... as a freshman starter in 2002-03, she averaged 16.1 points and 10 boards while leading Fayette to a 21-8 mark and the Class 2 quarterfinals - the school's first state playoff run since 1973 ... played AAU ball for the Missouri Showtyme ... chose Missouri over Illinois and Maryland.

Personal: Full name is Jessra M. Johnson ... born on March 8, 1988, in Long Beach, Calif. ... daughter of Denise Johnson ... mother is a 1978 graduate of Columbia's Rock Bridge HS ... has an older brother (Michael) and sister (Charrissa) ... moved to Missouri from Long Beach following the third grade ... general studies major.

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