Shannon Johnson

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Shannon Johnson
Point guard
Born (1974-08-18) August 18, 1974 (age 39)
Hartsville, South Carolina
Nationality American
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight 152 lb (69 kg)
College South Carolina
Allocated 1999, to the Orlando Miracle
WNBA career 1999–2009
Profile WNBA player profile
WNBA teams
Orlando Miracle (1999–2002)
Connecticut Sun (2003)
San Antonio Silver Stars (2004–2006)
Detroit Shock (2007)
Houston Comets (2008)
Seattle Storm (2009)
Awards and honors
WNBA All-Star (1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004)

Shannon Regina ("Pee Wee") Johnson (born August 18, 1974 in Hartsville, South Carolina) is an American basketball player who last played for the Seattle Storm in the WNBA.

Career[edit]

After her collegiate playing days, Johnson played for the Columbus Quest with whom she won the 1997 and 1998 American Basketball League championships.

Starting in 1999, Johnson played for the Orlando Miracle of the WNBA. She also played for Fenerbahçe İstanbul from Turkey in winter 1999-00 season.[1] The team moved to Connecticut in 2003 and is now known as the Connecticut Sun. Prior to the 2004 season, Johnson was traded to the San Antonio Silver Stars.

In March 2007, Johnson signed with the Detroit Shock. Names Pat Hewitt, her high school basketball coach, her biggest influence. On March 7, 2008 Johnson signed with the Houston Comets. When the Comets folded, she was not picked in the dispersal draft, therefore becoming a free agent.

Johnson was a WNBA All-Star in 1999, 2000, 2002 and 2003. She played in Spain for Ros Casares Valencia (2001-2002), Perfumerías Avenida (2002-2003), Dynamo Moscow (2003-2004), Wisla Cracovia (2004-2005), Cadi la Seu (2005-2006), Tarsus Beledeyesi (2006-2007), Palacio de Congresos Ibiza (2008-2010) and CD Zamarat (2010-2011).She was also a key factor in the club as she helped carry the team to Division One on May 1, 2011. [2] S [3]

USA Basketball[edit]

Johnson competed with USA Basketball as a member of the 1995 Jones Cup Team that won the Bronze in Taipei. She averaged 4.3 points per game.[4]

Johnson was also invited to be a member of the Jones Cup team representing the USA in 1996. She helped the team to a 9–0 record, and the gold medal in the event. Johnson averaged 4.8 points per games, and recorded 18 steals, second highest on the team.[5]

Johnson represented the USA at the 1997 World University Games held in Marsala, Sicily, Italy in August of 1997. The USA team won all six games, earning the gold medal at the event. Johnson averaged 2.3 points per game.[6]

In 2002, Johnson was named to the national team which competed in the World Championships in Zhangjiagang, Changzhou and Nanjing, China. The team was coached by Van Chancellor. In the quarterfinals, Johnson came off the bench to score 20 points, to help the US team win against Spain and advance. After beating Australia in the semifinals, the USA team faced Russia for the gold medal. Johnson had a steal late in the game, when the USA team held a two point margin. the USA went on to win and capture the gold medal. Johnson averaged 9.1 points per game, and had 18 assists, tied for second on the team. [7]

She was also a member of the USA Basketball team winning the gold medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics.

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