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Homelessness didn't deter Bona basketball player Asianae Johnson

Asianae Johnson, a sophomore, was homeless when she began attending high school. After five years of not having a permanent home, Johnson, her mother and her brother moved into an apartment in Brooklyn. (Robert Kirkham/Buffalo News)
Asianae Johnson, a sophomore, was homeless when she began attending high school. After five years of not having a permanent home, Johnson, her mother and her brother moved into an apartment in Brooklyn. (Robert Kirkham/Buffalo News)

During Asianae Johnson's sophomore year of high school, her mother, Sasha Robinson, told her to meet her at the Knickerbocker subway station in Brooklyn after Johnson came home from an AAU basketball tournament.

"But this isn't our train station," Johnson said. "Where are we going?"

"Just meet me at the Knickerbocker station," her mother said.

Johnson wasn't going to question Robinson about meeting her at an unfamiliar stop on the M line of the New York City subway system. Johnson followed the rules, and always reminded herself to make good decisions. Work hard in school, go to basketball practice and stay out of trouble. And never disrespect or question her mother.

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