Bay Area News Group girls athlete of the week: Jhai Johnson, Oakland Tech

Bay Area News Group girls athlete of the week: Jhai Johnson, Oakland Tech

Oakland Tech basketball player Jhai Johnson is the Bay Area News Group’s girls high school athlete of the week for Jan. 22-27.

Johnson, daughter of NFL quarterback Josh Johnson, finished with 43.8% of the votes. Santa Clara basketball player Nina Llamas placed second with 29.5%.

Congratulations to all the candidates for this week’s recognition.

Johnson, a sophomore, did everything for Oakland Tech in its 63-27 victory over Oakland. She scored 19 points, grabbed 22 rebounds and had 10 steals in a dominant all-around performance.

To nominate an athlete for next week’s poll, email [email protected] by Monday at 11 a.m. Please include stats and team results.

We also review stats submitted to MaxPreps.com by coaches/team statisticians for consideration.

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Winners are announced each Friday on the Mercury News & East Bay Times websites and in the print edition of the Mercury News and EB Times sports sections.