Leavenworth High School girls basketball player Tyler Johnson commits to Kansas

07/03/2014 12:17 PM

07/03/2014 8:02 PM

Leavenworth High School girls basketball player Tyler Johnson has verbally committed to Kansas, according to Derek Zeck, her high school coach.

Johnson, who will be a senior and was a first-team selection on The Star’s All-Metro basketball team, led the Pioneers to the Kansas Class 5A state championship last season. She averaged a team-high 15.1 points, 7.5 rebounds and 1.7 blocks per game.

She had a number of Division I offers, which included Kansas State, Oklahoma State, Nebraska, Iowa State, Michigan, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona and Wake Forest.

Johnson is the second recruit from the state of Kansas who has committed to Bonnie Henrickson’s 2015 recruiting class. Olathe South’s Kylee Kopatich, who was originally going to Kansas State but switched her commitment after Deb Patterson’s departure, also will play for the Jayhawks.

Leavenworth High School’s Rachel Blackburn will also be playing Division I basketball after committing in June to Nebraska.

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