2013-14 (SOPHOMORE): Competed in 20 games on the season ... scored five points in the season opener against UTPB (11/8) ... arguably best game of the year came at NM State (12/3), scored five points and pulled down five rebounds, both career highs ... snatched 21 rebounds on the season (11 offensive, 10 defensive) ... played season-high nine minutes against UTPB and NM State.
PRIOR TO UTEP: Talented forward who played the two seasons at Cochise Community College ... All Arizona Community College Athletic conference second-team honoree and second-team All-Region recipient in 2012-13 ... paced the squad in rebounds per game (7.6) and points per game (14.8) as a sophomore in 2012-13 ... efforts helped CCC finish 26-6 overall ... consistent scorer, reaching double figures in 26 of 31 games played ... grabbed eight or more rebounds 19 times, including seven contests of at least 10 ... was an even better rebounder as a freshman, with a team-leading 9.7 rpg ... placed second on the squad in scoring (12.3 ppg) ... team finished 18-13 ... previously starred at Barry Goldwater HS, breaking 18 school records during her career ... was the 2010-11 Region Player of the Year and a two-time first-team All-Region honoree.

PERSONAL: Last name is pronounced Wells ... daughter of John & Michelle Welles ... full name is Johnishia, but goes by Johni ... has three brothers & three sisters ... is a biology major & wants to be a forensic pathologist ... started playing basketball in the eighth grade ... enjoys playing Sudoku & watching crime solving TV shows ...if she were in a talent show, she would dance ... cousin of Corey Dillon, who played 10 years in the NFL.

Johni Welles

Johni  Welles


Phoenix, Ariz.

High School:
Barry Goldwater HS

Last College:
Cochise Community




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