Lady Bulldogs Add In-State Standout

Friday marked the end result of a lot of hard work and sacrifice for Di'Amber Johnson and her family. The 5-7 marksman put pen to paper and made her decision to become a Lady Bulldog official.

Di'Amber Johnson profile

"It was kind of overwhelming," explained the 2nd team All-Stater. "I never thought I would get the chance to do that. It was real emotional for me. My mom, my coaches and all of my teammates were there with me. It was nice to have everyone there to share it with me."

Johnson becomes the fourth member of the Coach Sharon Fanning's signing class. Di'Amber chose the Bulldogs over two other in-state offers.

"I had offers from Ole Miss and Delta State, but I just felt more comfortable at Mississippi State," said Di'Amber. "I was just more comfortable with the team and with the concepts. I think I fit in well and I think I can help move the team forward in the future."

The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal player of the year was hosted by Mary Kathyrn Govero on her official visit a few weeks back.

Johnson was recruited by Coach Fanning and staff to play the point guard position.

"Creativity is probably what I do best," said Di'Amber. "I can create for myself or my teammates."

The high scoring All-Star will put her creativity to the test in one of the nation's top basketball conferences next season.

"I am really looking forward to playing the in the SEC and getting better against some of the same people I have been watching on TV," said Di'Amber. "I am ready to get to the next level."

As a senior, Johnson averaged 22.3 points per game, 4.6 steals, 3.4 rebounds and 2.9 assists.

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