Future University of Minnesota women's basketball players Jackie Johnson and Shayne Mullaney were named to Star Tribune's 2012 All-Metro First Team Tuesday morning. The pair, who each signed National Letters of Intent to play for Pam Borton's Gophers next season, are seniors at Eden Prairie High School.
"I am very happy for Jackie and Shayne," Borton said. "This honor is well deserved and we are looking forward to both of them being a big part of our program. Their impact as players has been noticed on a national level and we welcome their talents, leadership and work ethic to this program."
Johnson, a 6-2 power forward, scored in double-figures in every contest this season for the Eagles to average an impressive 17.7 points per game. The senior was also a dominant presence on defense, as she averaged nearly 10 rebounds per game and recorded close to 100 total blocks. Johnson closed out her prep career as Eden Prairie's career-leader in rebounds and blocked shots.
Mullaney, a 5-10 guard, led her team in scoring at 17.8 points per game this season, while she also paced the squad with over 130 assists. Mullaney now holds the Eden Prairie High School record for career points and career assists.
Johnson and Mullaney, the top-two scorers in school history, led the Eagles to a 22-6 record and finished their final campaign as the Section 4A runner-up.