Glory Johnson

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Glory Johnson
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WNBA's Tulsa Shock  – No. 25
Born (1990-07-27) July 27, 1990 (age 24)
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Nationality American
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg)
College Tennessee
Draft 4th overall, 2012
Tulsa Shock
WNBA career 2012–present
WNBA teams
Tulsa Shock (2012–present)
Awards and honors
  • WNBA All-Star (2014)
  • All-American, SEC Defensive Player of the Year

Glory Johnson (born July 27, 1990 in Colorado Springs, Colorado)[1] is an American basketball forward playing for the Tulsa Shock. She went to Webb School Of Knoxville[2][3] and played collegiately for the University of Tennessee Lady Vols.


Johnson enrolled at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville in 2008. She recorded 36 double-doubles over the course of her collegiate career.

Johnson completed her bachelor's degree in global studies in three years, and earned a master's degree in communications during her fourth year of basketball eligibility. [4]

USA Basketball[edit]

Johnson played on the team representing the USA at the 2011 World University Games held in Shenzhen, China. The team won all six games to earn the gold medal. Johnson scored 6.2 points per game and had nine steals, tied for second place on the team.[5]


She was selected in the first round of the 2012 WNBA Draft (4th overall) by the Tulsa Shock.

In 2013 and 2014, her second and third seasons with the Shock, Johnson was named to the Western Conference All-Star squad. [6]

Personal life[edit]

Johnson is engaged to fellow WNBA player Brittney Griner.[7]