By Yoos, Cam on May 5, 2017.
University of Lethbridge Pronghorns continue to strengthen their menu with some home cooking, adding another local high school stand out to the roster for the 2017-18 women’s basketball season.
Millay Johnson, co-MVP of the Southern Alberta High School Basketball League this season, was a three-year starting point guard at W.R Myers of Taber.
“It is a great day in our program when a talented local product like Millay Johnson chooses to stay home to play for the Pronghorns,” said head coach Dave Adams in press release. “Millay is an exceptional athlete who will fit perfectly into our up-tempo style of play going into the future.
“Millay can defend the perimeter and get into the paint to break down defences at the U SPORT level.”
Johnson shared the high school MVP award with Jessica Zarowny of LCI, who committed to the Pronghorn program in November. University of Lethbridge has now added the last five SAHBL MVPs. LCI’s Mylanda Miller suited up for the Pronghorns last season, the program added 2015 MVP Katie Keith the year before, and last fall two-time SAHBL MVP (2013, 2014) Kacie Bosch transferred from Gonzaga University after spending two seasons in the NCAA.
The Pronghorns also announced the early commitment of two-time Deep South MVP Amy Mazutinec in December.
The most recent recruit, Johnson helped W.R. Myers Rebels to three straight 3A Zone Championships and three Alberta School Athletic Association (ASAA) medals. Johnson and her Rebel teammates won gold in 2015-16, silver this past season and a bronze medal in 2014-15. Johnson averaged a team-high 20.3 points per game in her senior season.
Johnson was also a member of the Jr. Horns programs for multiple years, including the 2016 Prairie Elite Basketball League (PEBL) team that won the U17 playoff tournament.
Adams and the rest of the coaching staff anticipates further announcements in the near future.
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