STAB's Kymora Johnson wins back-to-back Gatorade State Player of the Year honors
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 SPORTS) -- For the second-straight year, St. Anne's-Belfield guard Kymora Johnson was named the Virginia Gatorade State Player of the Year.
Johnson becomes the fifth player in Virginia state history to win the honor twice joining Megan Walker (2016-17), Elizabeth Williams (2010-11), Kara Lawson (1998-99) and La'Keshia Frett (1992-93).
As a senior, Johnson averaged 22.5 points, 7.8 rebounds, 5.7 assists and 4.4 steals per game, while leading STAB to the VISAA DI State Championship game. The Charlottesville native latest honor adds to a growing list of accolades which includes being a three-time VISAA DI All-State selection, a 2023 McDonald's All-American and ranked as the No. 24 recruit in the Class of 2023 by ESPN.com.
Johnson joins Breyana Mason (2013) and Monica Wright (2006) as former Virginia women's basketball signees to win the award. The future UVA guard will join current Cavaliers Sam Brunelle (Virginia in 2018) and Mir McLean (Maryland in 2020) as Gatorade State Player of the Year winners on next season's roster.