If you combined Calvin Cambridge’s skills on the basketball court in Like Mike with Lil Bow Wow‘s rapping ability in 2002- you’d get FlauJae Johnson in 2022.
The daughter of late Savannah, Georgia, rapper Camoflauge spits insightful, clean and story-telling bars with a confident, crisp flow. In Sprayberry’s 80-21 win over Kennesaw Mountain on Jan. 21, 2022, the LSU signee knocked down a school-record 12 3-pointers.
Minutes after her record-setting performance, Johnson returned to the floor to be named the school’s Winterfest Queen.
Her “America’s Got Talent” audition has nearly six million YouTube views, while the highlights in her matchup against UCLA commit Jada Williams have more than 100,000 views. Many people also recognize Johnson from her days on Jermaine Dupri‘s “The Rap Game” or her 2020 freestyle on “Sway in the Morning.”
She has over 800,000 social media followers across Instagram, YouTube and Twitter.
“It happened organically,” Johnson told rolling out. “It’s not like we were pushing it or anything like that, it just happened. It still amazes me that I was able to put both of my dreams into one and actually go big with it. It’s a blessing, for real. I’m not going to lie, it feels crazy. It doesn’t feel real. I’m just as surprised as y’all.”
Johnson is the No. 26 senior in the country, according to ESPN’s HoopGurlz rankings. Not only does she shoot the ball well, but her 5-foot-10 frame allows her to play lockdown defense and her IQ opens up the possibilities for her to see plays before they happen and make jaw-dropping cross-court passes.
In a time when public interest in women’s basketball has shot up, Johnson knows her contributions to the surging movement.
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