Ciera Johnson said she "can't wait" to get to the University of Louisville and begin her career.
But before that day arrives, Johnson had a couple of All-Star games to play in and the first one - the McDonald's All-American game on Wednesday - was a major success.
The 6-foot-5 Johnson, a center from Duncanville, Tx., was one of the stars of the show.
Johnson played 21 minutes for the East team, finishing with 12 points, nine rebounds, three blocked shots, two steals and two assists. She finished with six offensive rebounds.
"This has been a really fun time," Johnson said. "I've enjoyed being around all these girls. It's been fantastic."
Johnson led Duncanville to the Class 6-A state title - and an undefeated season - while averaging a double-double. She had 36 points and 11 rebounds in the state championship game.
Now, Johnson said she wants to help Louisville win a national title.
"They are all so excited to get me down there," Johnson said. "I'm just going to try and come in and be a dominant presence, try to finish at the rim and help them inside. My game will progress over the years."
Johnson said she graduates on May 31 and will arrive on campus just after she's finished with school.
"I can't wait to get there," Johnson said.null