Temeka Johnson

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Temeka Johnson
Темика Джонсон.jpg
WNBA's Seattle Storm  – No. 2
Guard
Born (1982-09-06) September 6, 1982 (age 31)
New Orleans, Louisiana
Nationality American
Height 5 ft 3 in (1.60 m)
Weight 142 lb (64 kg)
College LSU
Draft 6th overall, 2005
Washington Mystics
WNBA career 2005–present
Profile WNBA player profile
WNBA teams
Washington Mystics (2005)
Los Angeles Sparks (2006–2008)
Phoenix Mercury (2009–2011)
Tulsa Shock (2012–2013)
Seattle Storm (2013-present)
Awards and honors
Rookie of the Year (2005)
WNBA Champion (2009)

Temeka Rochelle Johnson[1] (born September 6, 1982 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is an American professional basketball player for the Seattle Storm of the WNBA. Her primary position is point guard.

High school years[edit]

Johnson attended Bonnabel High School in Kenner, La.

College years[edit]

Johnson played for the LSU Lady Tigers from 2002–2005, graduating from LSU in 2005. She broke LSU's career assist record. She was also teammates with Seimone Augustus.

  • AP All-American honorable mention (2004, 2003, 2002)
  • All-SEC First Team (2005, 2004)
  • All-SEC Third Team (2003)
  • SEC Tournament MVP (2003)
  • SEC All-Tournament Team (2003, 2002)

WNBA career[edit]

Johnson was selected 6th overall in the 2005 WNBA Draft. Upon joining the Mystics she was berated for being too short to play professional basketball. That same year she would walk away with the 2005 WNBA Rookie of the Year award, the shortest player to be so honored. In addition, she ranked 2nd in the league in assists. At the beginning of the 2006 season, she was traded to the Los Angeles Sparks, and, during the 2009 offseason, to the Phoenix Mercury who went on to win the WNBA Championship later that year. On January 12, 2012, Johnson was traded to the Tulsa Shock for Andrea Riley. On February 7, 2013 Johnson was signed to play for the Seattle Storm.

International career[edit]

Johnson was a member of the gold medal 2003 USA World Championship Young Women Team in Šibenik, Croatia. She played for Raanana in Israel during the 2008-09 WNBA off-season.[2]

Awards and honors[edit]

Vital statistics[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Picture of Temeka Johnson". Retrieved 30 July 2012. 
  2. ^ Offseason 2008-09: Overseas Roster

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