Pumas' Johnson drafted by WNBA team

Former Maria Carrillo star Amanda Johnson was chosen by the Phoenix Mercury in the third round of Monday's WNBA draft.

Johnson led the Pumas to a 27-1 North Bay League record her final two years of high school. At the University of Oregon, she earned her bachelor’s degree after her sophomore year, graduating in the top 2 percent of her class. As a junior and senior, she has been working on a master’s in counseling psychology and human services.

Johnson replicated her academic excellence on the court, averaging 18 points and 9.6 rebounds her senior year while being named an NCAA Academic All-American for a third time.

The Mercury, one of the WNBA's founding franchises, went 19-15 last year and won league titles in 2007 and 2009. Their season begins May 20.