“Really, it was just all about the people.”
Johnson, who is rated the No. 49 overall prospect in the nation by ESPN HoopGurlz, averaged 21 points, six rebounds eight assists and three steals per game as a junior and helped lead Parkview to the Class 6A state title. She describes herself as a hard worker and solid defender who has an ability to shoot the pullup jumper and 3-pointer.
“Getting a commitment from Roshunda, who is one of the top point guards in the country, is a huge plus for our program,” Cowgirl coach Jim Littell said. “She is a true winner and does whatever it takes to win.”
Johnson appears to be in line to eventually replace Tiffany Bias, who will be a senior next season. But Johnson said she's particularly excited to share the court with Bias, and learn under the Cowgirls' dynamic guard, because of their similar playing styles.
It's been almost a year since Budke and Serna were supposed to be in the stands evaluating Johnson.
But Johnson is now looking forward to playing in the arena where Budke and Serna once coached, for the program she always felt linked to.
“I feel like my dreams are actually coming true,” Johnson said. “For me to have an opportunity that most people don't have, it's a gift from God.”