Abigail Johnson Finishes Upperman Career as Class 3A Miss Basketball Runner-Up

By Michael Lindsay


Upperman Lady Bee senior forward Abigail Johnson wrapped up her high school basketball career Monday evening in Murfreesboro as she finished runner-up for the Class 3A Miss Basketball award.

“This is a feeling you’ll never get again,” Johnson said. “It’s an honor to be here, and I wouldn’t be here without my team. Some of them are here, but I wish we all were so we could have a moment. This is an incredible feeling.”

Johnson averaged 15.5 points and 9.7 rebounds this season and shot 65% from the field. She recorded 1,570 points and 1,107 rebounds for her career through the end of the regular season. Johnson had 32 double-doubles in her career.

Johnson is the third consecutive Miss Basketball finalist from Upperman as she follows Reagan Hurst and Brooklyn Crouch, who each won the award in 2021 and 2022 respectively.

“It’s an honor for me to be able to keep the tradition of Miss Basketball finalists going,” Johnson said. “To watch the girls in front of me do it makes it feel even crazier that I’m in this position today.”

“It’s really special for her to keep it going,” McWilliams said. “She played on a team with two Miss Basketball winners, so she’s been fortunate to play with a lot of good players. She’s also been one of those really good players, and she became the all-time leading rebounder at our school.”

Johnson was also named district freshman of the year in 2020 and all-district as a sophomore. She was named the 2022 Class 3A state tournament MVP last season as a junior.


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