Women’s Basketball Signee Flaujae Johnson Named To Naismith Award Watchlist
BATON ROUGE – Flaujae Johnson, who signed with the LSU Women’s Basketball program on Wednesday as the No. 26 player in the nation, is one of 50 players on the 2022 Naismith High School Award Watchlist.
Johnson is part of Hall of Fame Head Coach Kim Mulkey’s first signing class leading the Tigers. LSU also signed the nation’s top Juco transfer in Last-Tear Poa (Melbourne, Australia), the nation’s No. 57 player in forward Sa’Myah Smith (Desoto, Tx.) and the guard/forward combo Alisa Williams (Little Elm, Texas). Izzy Besselman (Baton Rouge, La.) rounded out the class, joining the Tigers as a walk-on.
On the court, Johnson is ranked as the No. 6 guard in the nation by ESPNW’s Hoopgurlz. She is a guard who is going to bring a relentless work ethic to Baton Rouge. The Marietta, Georgia native who stands at 5-10 will be an offensive weapon that can score to ball with the ability to create for herself and hit pull-up jumpers. Recently she has begun to excel on the defensive end too, showing the ability to play pressure defense and to be disruptive in the passing lanes. In April the Atlanta Journal Constitution named her to the Georgia Class 6A First-Team.
“Flaujae is a guard who can play any perimeter position at a high level,” said Coach Mulkey. “She handles the ball exceptionally well and she couples that with great court vision as well as having the ability to shoot the three. She has a tremendous work ethic and will be a great guard for us. Flaujae has a tremendous passion for the game of basketball, and we can’t wait to get her on the court inside the PMAC.”
Not only does Johnson excel as a hooper, but she is also a standout rapper. When she was 12, Johnson appeared on the Rap Game television series and then two years later she reached the quarterfinals of America’s Got Talent. She has nearly one-million followers across all social media platforms.
“Tying music and basketball together is all I’ve ever wanted to do,” Johnson said in a video announcing her commitment. “It’s always been my dream, to live out both of my dreams.”
Johnson released a new song on Thursday, All Falls Down, in conjunction with her commitment to Coach Mulkey and the Tigers.