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Johnson finally realizing her potential

Updated: February 27, 2009, 3:55 PM ET
By Jon Mahoney | ESPNRISE.com

Michala Johnson has no idea how good she is.

When Montini (Lombard, Ill.) girls' basketball coach Jason Nichols set up a phone call between Johnson and UConn coach Geno Auriemma in the fall, Johnson asked Nichols who Auriemma was.

Johnson meant no disrespect -- she just doesn't follow the college game enough to recognize the name of a coaching legend like Auriemma, who's led the Huskies to five national titles. And she didn't know a program of that caliber would be ...

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