Much needed depth for the Lady Cards could be on the way tomorrow night with the possible return of juco transfer LaToya Johnson to the Cards bench and rotation against Cincy in Freedom Hall.
Johnson, who has been sidelined with a hip injury since the Central Michigan game on December 2nd, was mentioned as possibly getting a few minutes against the Big East rivals. She originally was backing up Dez Byrd at point guard and dropped seven points on the Chippewas in a loss there in 25 minutes.
La Toya's gradual return to the lineup would give Jeff Walz an extra guard and a true point guard to use in the rotation that has been pretty much Shelby Harper and a few minutes from Rachel Story at the point over the last 12 games. Harper has been putting in 36-40 minutes a game at point for the Cards, a lot of minutes for a walk on freshman.
It would also give Walz another three point threat in the lineup. Johnson was a prolific three point marksman in her juco days...but didn't have much of a chance to demonstrate that ability for Louisville in the few games she played before the injury.
Here's hoping for a quick return to LaToya...she can be the calm before the storm Tuesday night when the Bearcats come to town.
The storm? #1 UConn visits Freedom Hall Super Bowl Sunday for a noon tipoff.