Thursday, November 13, 2008

Providence Day girls star chooses Duke

Providence Day girls basketball star Janee Johnson, one of the top senior recruits in North Carolina, signed with Duke Thursday, according to Chargers coach Josh Springer.

Johnson is a 6-foot-1 guard who averaged 12.1 points and 6.7 rebounds for Providence Day, which won its fourth straight N.C. Independent Schools 3A state championship.

Johnson, a McDonald's All-American nominee, chose the Blue Devils over Florida State, Kentucky, N.C. State and Oklahoma. Butler junior center Clair Watkins will also play at Duke. She chose the Blue Devils last week.

-- Langston Wertz Jr.