Rayven Johnson

Position: G
Height: 5-9

Professional Experience

2012-current:  Germany - Hannover 2 DBBL.


Outlook:  Great West Conference 1st Team Selection and GWC Tournament MVP in 2013.  A versatile and talented guard with the ability to consistently score inside and outside the arc.  Physical strength enables her to mix it up in the paint and make big contributions on the boards.

2012-13 Stats

##  Player  GP  GS  Tot  Avg  FG  FGA  Pct  3FG  FGA  Pct  FT  FTA  Pct  Off  Def  Tot  Avg  PF  FO  TO  Blk  Stl  Pts  Avg 
05  Rayven Johnson   31  31  1084  35.0  175  455  .385  21  .286  137  184  .745  110  216  326  10.5  69  49  77  42  493  15.9 

Link to Rayven’s career statistics:    http://stats.ncaa.org/player?game_sport_year_ctl_id=11240&stats_player_seq=1068716.0

Video links:

NJIT vs. VCU.  23 points, 8 rebounds.



NJIT vs. UTPA.  36 points, 17 rebounds.




NJIT vs. UVU.  20 points, 18 rebounds.




NJIT vs. Seton Hall.  19 points, 11 rebounds.





2012-13: All-Met Women's Division I second team and GWC first-team honoree, Johnson was named Tournament MVP with 20 pts and 18 rebs as NJIT upset GWC regular season champions Utah Valley in the final.  ...Rayven’s 18 rebounds in the championship were the most for an NJIT player in the Division I era. ....Johnson led NJIT this season in both scoring (15.9) and rebounding (10.5). ...reached double-figure scoring in 24 out of 31 games and combined for 15 doubles-doubles. ...scored 36 points against Texas-Pan American, one shy of the program Division I record. ...Johnson has 852 career rebounds, which is the most in the Division I era and second all-time overall. She also has 1,248 points—second in the DI era and fourth overall.

Team Note: 2012-13 Great West Conference Tournament Champions. ...The 16 wins are the most in the Division I era and tied for the third-most in program history (16 wins in 1995-96 in Division III; 16 wins in 2002-03 in Division II). The team won their last five straight and eight of their last nine to finish at 16 wins and 15 losses.

2011-12: Great West Conference first-team honoree. ... finishes her junior season at NJIT leading the team in points (334, 11.5ppg), rebounds (232, 8.0) – a new NJIT Division I single season record and shares the lead with Nwankwo with (29) steals. ... named the GWC all-tournament team. ... scored in double-figures in 20 out of 29 contests (season-high 26 points vs. New Hampshire) and registered eight double-doubles. ... GWC Player of the Week (Jan. 4, Jan. 24, Feb. 22)

2010-11: Started every game but one (27). ... all-Great West Conference honorable mention. ... second leading scorer on the team with (299 points, 10.7 ppg) and (172 rebounds, 6.1 rpg). ... established a new program Division I record for three-point baskets made with nine vs. Houston Baptist on January 15, 2011. Shot 9-for-11 on threes and 10-for-13 overall, finishing with 30 points. Johnson was one of nine players in Division I to make 9 3-pointers in a game in 2010-11 (most in the nation for the season) ... scored in double-figures 15 times with a career-high 30 points vs. Houston Baptist (1/15/11). ... posted three double-double games (11p, 11r at Manhattan 12/1/10; 10p, 10r at Brown 1/6/11; 12p, 11r at North Dakota 2/26/11).

2009-10: Played in 28 games, including six starts. ... averaged (4.4 ppg), 120 rebounds (4.4 rpg) and shot 85 percent from the free throw line (46-54). ... scored in double-figures three times with a season-high 11 points vs. Maine (11/21) and 13 rebounds vs. UTPA (2/20). ... five assists at Savannah State (2/6).  

Prior to NJIT: A 5-9 guard and small forward from Bloomfield Tech High School in Bloomfield, NJ, played four years of varsity basketball, two at Rahway High School in her hometown, before coming to Bloomfield Tech, where she was team captain in her junior season on one of the state's traditional powers.  ... Rayven played with the New Jersey Flames, winners of the 2007 NJ AAU championship. She was the recipient of the AAU NYC Gauchos Sportsmanship Award. ... ESPN.com’s recruiting web site ranked her in a tie with 11 other players as the 62nd-best guard prospect in the national high school class of 2009. She tied for seventh among all New Jersey seniors on the ESPN.com site. ... Member of the National Honor Society.

Personal: Rayven S. Johnson. ... daughter of Tanya and Luther Johnson. ... communications major. ... born 6/12/91 in Newark, NJ.

Honors / Awards

Chicago - Rayven Johnson selected 2013 1st Team All-Great West Conference.  http://www.greatwestconference.org/sports/w-baskbl/spec-rel/031413aaa.html  

NEW YORK—The Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association voted NJIT senior guard Rayven Johnson onto the 2012-13 All-Met Women's Division I second team, Met Writers President Chuck Stogel announced Friday.  Johnson will be formally honored at the annual awards banquet on Monday, April 15 at the Westchester Marriott in Tarrytown, NY.

Johnson, who was named Most Valuable Player of the Great West Conference Tournament when she led the Highlanders to victory in the championship game with 20 points and an NJIT Division I-record 18 rebounds in an upset of regular season champ Utah Valley, was the top player for the Highlanders all season.

A first-team all-Great West Conference honoree for her play in the regular season, she topped NJIT this season in both scoring (15.9) and rebounding (10.5). The Rahway, NJ, native also led the team in steals (42), and made nearly 75 percent of her free throw attempts (137-184).  She reached double-figure scoring in 24 out of 31 games and combined for 15 doubles-doubles while scoring a career-high 36 points against Texas-Pan American (February 2), one shy of the program Division I record.

Johnson is the career leader in rebounding (852) in NJIT's Division I era and second all-time overall. She also has 1,248 points—second in the DI era and fourth overall.  This season, NJIT set a new program Division I record for wins, on the way to the program's first Division I winning season (16-15) and first championship in women's basketball in the Division I era at NJIT (Great West Conference). 

The Met Writers awards program, the oldest of its kind in the country, began in the 1930's by honoring major college players and programs in and around New York City. Known in basketball circles as the Haggerty Awards, the honors have expanded to include men's and women's basketball programs from New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut at all levels of the NCAA.

Rayven - Related News Articles

NJIT Upends Utah Valley for GWC Women's 2013 Tournament Championship March 16, 2013.  CHICAGO - NJIT's Rayven Johnson posted a double-double of 20 points and 18 rebounds to help the Highlanders upend GWC Champion Utah Valley, 52-42, to win the Great West Conference Tournament Championship at Chicago, Ill.  http://www.greatwestconference.org/sports/w-baskbl/spec-rel/031613aaa.html 

Met Basketball Writers Honor NJIT's Rayven Johnson (April 12) - http://www.njithighlanders.com/news/2013/4/12/WBB_0412135638.aspx?path=wbball

NJIT Wins Great West Conference Women's Basketball Championship Game (March 16) - http://www.njithighlanders.com/news/2013/3/16/WBB_0316132239.aspx?path=wbball

Women's Basketball Johnson, Nwankwo and Dweck Earn Great West Conference Honors (March 13) - http://www.njithighlanders.com/news/2013/3/13/WBB_0313133652.aspx?path=wbball

WBB Johnson and Nwankwo Earn CollegeSportsMadness 2012-13 Great West All-Conference Team (March 11) - http://www.njithighlanders.com/news/2013/3/11/WBB_0311131728.aspx?path=wbball

Rayven Johnson Named Great West Conference Player of the Week (February 6) - http://www.njithighlanders.com/news/2013/2/6/WBB_0206134602.aspx?path=wbball

Rayven Johnson Earns CollegeSportsMadness Player of the Week in the Great West (February 4) - http://www.njithighlanders.com/news/2013/2/4/WBB_0204130732.aspx?path=wbball

Johnson Registers Career-High 36 Pts & 17 Rebs In Come-From-Behind OT Win at Texas-Pan Am, 81-75 (February 2 ) - http://www.njithighlanders.com/news/2013/2/2/WBB_0202135555.aspx?path=wbball

NJIT's Rayven Johnson Earns Great West Conference Player of the Week (January 3) - http://www.njithighlanders.com/news/2013/1/3/WBB_0103131535.aspx?path=wbball

NJIT's Rayven Johnson Tabs Great West Conference Player of the Week Honors (December 19) - http://www.njithighlanders.com/news/2012/12/19/WBB_1219121509.aspx?path=wbball

NJIT Rayven Johnson Earns CollegeSportsMadness Player of the Week in Great West (December 17) - http://www.njithighlanders.com/news/2012/12/17/WBB_1217122853.aspx?path=wbball

NJIT's Rayven Johnson Named CollegeSportsMadness Great West Player of the Week (December 3) - http://www.njithighlanders.com/news/2012/12/3/WBB_1203124904.aspx?path=wbball

Rayven Johson Selected CollegeSportsMadness Player of the Week in the Great West (November 26) - http://www.njithighlanders.com/news/2012/11/26/WBB_1126124655.aspx?path=wbball

Women's Basketball Johnson and Domiterova Earn Preseason Great West Conference Honors (November 23) - http://www.njithighlanders.com/news/2012/11/23/WBB_1123120042.aspx?path=wbball

Johnson's Huge Second Half Keys NJIT Comeback Win Over St. Francis Brooklyn, 73-61 (November 20) - http://www.njithighlanders.com/news/2012/11/20/WBB_1120125609.aspx?path=wbball

Rayven Johnson Selected Great West Conference Player of the Week (November 14) - http://www.njithighlanders.com/news/2012/11/14/WBB_1114125813.aspx?path=wbball

CollegeSportsMadness Selected NJIT's Rayven Johnson as Great West Conference Player of the Week (November 12) - http://www.njithighlanders.com/news/2012/11/12/WBB_1112124447.aspx?path=wbball

College Sports Madness Announces Great West Conference Preseason All-Conference Teams (October 17) - http://www.njithighlanders.com/news/2012/10/17/WBB_1017125802.aspx?path=wbball

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