Virginia’s women’s basketball lands state’s No. 1 prospect, St. Anne’s Kymora Johnson

Kymora Johnson

Kymora Johnson. Photo: Twitter

By Jerry Ratcliffe

The top women’s basketball prospect in the state is staying home.

Kymora Johnson, a 4-star guard from Charlottesville’s Saint Anne’s-Belfield, announced Sunday that she has committed to Virginia. She is a national top 30 prospect from the recruiting class of 2023 and the Commonwealth’s No. 1 prospect according to “Hoop Gurlz.”

Johnson, who is 5-foot-8, was the Virginia Gatorade Player of the Year for 2021-22. She led the Saints to the state semifinals while averaging 21.3 points, 7.7 rebounds, 6.7 assists and 4.5 steals per game (20 games). She shot 47.4 percent from the 3-point arc.

The Saint Anne’s star chose Virginia over Baylor, North Carolina, Maryland, Virginia Tech, Ohio State, VCU, Miami, Alabama, Clemson, Penn State, Rutgers, Oregon, Minnesota, Michigan and several others.

UVA offered her in April shortly after the coaching change.