Indi Johnson, a power player from one of California's top programs,
verbally committed to Purdue during an official visit on September 28,
2002. At 6'2, together with intimidating size and a great work ethic,
Johnson will be an asset to Purdue's interior play. If Purdue can land
a true center, Johnson projects as a power forward. Indi is a physical
player who loves to bang and rebound, but has the ability to score and
can even step out and shoot the three. Her strongest game is around the
basket, powering and being aggressive.
Johnson was one of 48 players invited to Colorado Springs to be a part of
the USA Basketball Developmental Festival in 2002. Through the five games
over the week, she averaged 3.4 points and 2.4 rebounds in under ten
minutes per game shooting 47-percent from the field and 75-percent from
the line. Her West squad finished 0-5 for the week. Her best game was an
eight point effort in the bronze medal loss to the East.
As a junior, Johnson and Narbonne saw their two-year state reign come to
and end at the hands of No. 1 Lynwood in CIF Division I final game. Johnson
finished the season averaging 10 points and 10 rebounds for the nationally
ranked No.14 Narbonne (27-4).
Narbonne defeated Berkeley in two straight state final games in 2000 and
2001. Berkeley then featured Boiler Sabrina Keys. As a sophomore, Indi won
her second straight CIF Division I state title by beating Berkeley 48-45.
Narbonne finished 28-3, and was also honored by USA Today as the National
Champions for the second straight season.
Indi Johnson verbally committed to Purdue on September 28, 2002, choosing
Purdue over California, Boston College, Louisville, and UC Santa Barbara.
She will likely major in pre-med or business.
11-2-02...We spoke with Narbonne head coach James Anderson this evening,
and asked him to describe the non-basketball side of Indi Johnson. "If
Indi was a football player, she would be an offensive or defensive lineman,"
said coach Anderson. "She just puts on her work shoes, ties them up real
tight, and goes to work. Nothing fancy or spectacular about her. She just
works. Indi is a kid who takes things day by day -- real easy going. She
works hard at who she is and who she wants to be. She isn't the mosted
gifted student, so she tries to outwork the other students. She isn't the
most gifted player, but she tries to outwork the other players. She is a
great kid -- again no frills involved -- just plain Indi."
1-24-02...Freshman Sherriel Boyd scored a season-high 15 points to go along
with four rebounds, four steals and four assists as Narbonne (15-3, 5-0)
beat host San Pedro (6-14, 1-4). Jamie Funn had 10 points and five rebounds,
and Indi Johnson had 10 points and four rebounds. Camille LeNoir, Lisa Willis
and Amber Fouse each added eight points, and Willnett Crockett chipped in
seven steals and six rebounds for Narbonne.
1-10-02...Jamie Funn registered 11 points and 15 rebounds, and Indi Johnson
added 11 points and 10 rebounds in a 63-33 win over host Washington. The
Gauchos (11-3) beat the host Generals (1-2) in their league opener. Camille
LeNoir contributed eight points for Narbonne, and Lisa Willis, Wilnett Crockett,
Amber Pruitt, Sherriel Boyd and April Phillips each finished with five for
1-18-01...Indi Johnson had 15 points to lead Narbonne (13-2, 3-0) in a home
victory over Washington, 86-32. Wilnett Crockett contributed 11 points and
Lisa Willis had 10 points and six steals.
Scouting report by Capri Small and Bob Sternvogel of Old Gold Free Press from
the Nike All-American camp..."Demonstrated the ability to fake by lowering
her shoulder, then sending the ball in an unexpected direction. Her "game" is
extremely reminiscent of the one that landed 2002 Narbonne graduate Willnett
Crockett a UConn scholarship." (8/2/02)
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