Posted On: 08/2/19 8:33 PM
Going into a high school basketball season knowing that your team lacks an experienced point guard can be daunting for coaches. It’s inevitable that there will be bumps in the road – hopefully no more than speed bumps! – but it is the one position that can potentially derail a team in a hurry. One program facing that challenge this year is Roseville, but at the Hall of Fame Invitational this week it became clear that the team might have a lot less to worry about than previously thought. The reason? Her name is Drew Johnston and she’s a 9th grader who is about to be handed the game ball.
Johnston is a crafty little floor general who is usually patient, often deceptive and frequently on fire from long distance. Perhaps 5’6 or 5’7, the North Tartan Wolkow player hasn’t yet had that big growth spurt everyone is looking for. Size didn’t seem to be much of an issue earlier this week in Anoka. “I thought Drew played with poise and handled the ball well for a freshman,” said Raiders coach Jeff Crosby. “She is very skilled and is a gym rat! She shoots it well from three, has been