Vickie Johnson

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Vickie Johnson
Shooting Guard
Born (1972-04-15) April 15, 1972 (age 43)
Coushatta, Louisiana
Nationality American
Listed height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Listed weight 150 lb (68 kg)
College Louisiana Tech
WNBA draft 12th overall, 1997
New York Liberty
WNBA career 1997–2009
Profile WNBA player profile
WNBA teams
New York Liberty (1997–2005)
San Antonio Silver Stars (2006–2009)
Awards and honors

Vickie Johnson (born April 15, 1972) is a former basketball player and current assistant coach for the San Antonio Stars.

Early years[edit]

Johnson grew up in Coushatta, Louisiana. Johnson was a letterman in basketball and track and field. In track and field, she was the Louisiana State Champion on the long jump as a senior.

College years[edit]

Vickie Johnson was a two-time All-American and Sun Belt Conference MVP at Louisiana Tech University. She led the Lady Techsters to the 1994 NCAA Championship Game, was named Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year in 1995 and earned Louisiana Player of the Year honors in 1996. She finished her career at Louisiana Tech with 1,891 career points and 831 rebounds and was inducted into the Louisiana Tech Athletic Hall of Fame in 2007. She graduated from Louisiana Tech in 1996.

WNBA career[edit]

Johnson was selected 12th overall in the second round of the inaugural WNBA Elite draft in 1997, which was composed of professional women's basketball players who had competed in other leagues, usually international leagues.

She was a two-time WNBA all-star and was the first New York Liberty player to record 2000 points.

In June 2005 in honor of Johnson's 3,000 points scored, Sandy Levine, owner of the world-famous Carnegie Deli in Manhattan, created the VJ Classic sandwich, a 3,000 calories (13,000 kJ) belly-busting sandwich.

Johnson ended an eight-year career with the Liberty by signing with the San Antonio Silver Stars on February 9, 2006.

At the start of the 2009 WNBA season, Johnson announced that she would retire from play at the end of this season.[1]

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