Patriot cagers add Louisiana Monroe transfer

Patriot cagers add Louisiana Monroe transfer

Francis Marion University women's basketball coach Jeri Porter has announced that 5-6 guard Camryn Johnson of Fort Washington, Md., will join the Patriots' program this fall after transferring from Division I University of Louisiana at Monroe.  She will have three years of eligibility at FMU.

As a freshman, Johnson averaged 0.6 points, 0.7 assists, and 0.4 rebounds in 14 contests for the Warhawks.

She is a graduate of Elizabeth Seton High School, where she played for coach Jonathan Scruggs.  As a senior, she was a McDonald's All-American nominee, earned All- Washington Catholic Athletic Conference honorable mention recognition, and was selected to play in the Buffalo Wild Wings High School All-America Game.  She was also named her high school squad's Defensive Player of the Year for 2016-17.

Over four prep seasons, she averaged 8.5 points, 6.5 assists, and 1.9 rebounds per game, while helping the Roadrunners to a 90-42 record, three WCAC Final Four appearances, and a Maryland Private School championship. Along with playing for her high school team, she also played for the PSPA Rams AAU program.

"Camryn is a solid high IQ point guard," Porter said. "She does a good job getting into the lane and facilitating the offense and getting others involved.  We are excited about bringing her in and strengthening our depth at the point guard position. She was also a high school teammate of (current FMU forward) Briana White and we are excited about that connection."

Francis Marion loses three seniors off last season's 16-12 squad that placed sixth during the Peach Belt Conference's regular-season.

Porter previously announced the signing of high school seniors 5-9 forward Jayla Bolden of Columbia, S.C., and 5-10 post player Zaria Woods of Lancaster, S.C., and the addition of NJCAA All-American 5-9 guard De'Ja Marshall of Chester, S.C., from Spartanburg Methodist College and 6-1 forward Kiana Adderton of Myrtle Beach – a transfer from Division I Wright State University.

          Camryn Johnson