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Ex-Nevada player LaPraisjah Johnson transfers to Texas-San Antonio

LaPraisjah Johnson
LaPraisjah Johnson is transferring from Nevada to UTSA. (Morgan Engel/Mountain West/NCAA Photos)

Former Nevada basketball player LaPraisjah Johnson has found a new home at Texas-San Antonio. Johnson, who entered the transfer portal in March, signed with UTSA on Tuesday.

A 5-foot-9 guard, Johnson was one of two seniors on Nevada's roster last season, which was her second with the Wolf Pack after stints at two junior-college programs. In 22 games last season, she averaged 7.8 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.0 steals per game. She made 42.3 percent of her shots, including 43.8 percent from three. She also made 80.4 percent of her free throws, getting to the line 56 times, the second-most attempts on the team. Johnson was one of Nevada's top defenders, too.

"LaPraisjah is a versatile defender/scorer that will provide us much needed depth at the guard position this upcoming season," UTSA coach Karen Aston said in a news release, while also announcing the addition of Lamar transfer Jadyn Pimentel. "Both are great students and will fit in with our family atmosphere on and off the court. I am thrilled that these two young ladies decided to come to UTSA, be a part of this building process and grow with the Roadrunner family."

Johnson also put her name in the transfer portal after the 2019-20 season but eventually returned to Nevada for a second season. The native of Killeen, Texas (150 miles north of San Antonio) also played for South Plains College and Cochise College. She has one season of eligibility remaining at her next school thanks to the NCAA granting an additional year to all winter-sport athletes.

Johnson was one of two players to transfer out of Nevada this offseason, the other being Dom Phillips, who signed with Grand Canyon. The Wolf Pack has added one Division I transfer this offseason, that being Kylie Jimenez, a guard from Portland State who is the sister of current Wolf Pack player, Alyssa Jimenez.

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