Glory Johnson

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Glory Johnson
Glory Johnson 83.JPG
Johnson in 2013.
No. 25 – Dallas Wings
Position Forward
League WNBA
Personal information
Born (1990-07-27) July 27, 1990 (age 26)
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 170 lb (77 kg)
Career information
High school Webb School (Knoxville, Tennessee)
College Tennessee (2008–2012)
WNBA draft 2012 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4th overall
Selected by the Tulsa Shock
Playing career 2012–present
Career history
2012–present Tulsa Shock / Dallas Wings
Career highlights and awards
Stats at WNBA.com

Glory Johnson (born July 27, 1990)[1] is an American basketball forward for the Dallas Wings of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). Born in Colorado Springs, Colorado, she went to Webb School Of Knoxville[2][3] and played collegiately for the University of Tennessee Lady Vols.

College[edit]

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

Tennessee statistics[edit]

Source[5]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high
Year Team GP Points FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2008-09 Tennessee 33 335 40.4 - 61.6 7.2 0.6 1.1 0.4 10.2
2009-10 Tennessee 35 354 45.8 100.0 64.8 7.7 1.0 1.3 0.3 10.1
2010-11 Tennessee 37 443 53.4 - 58.6 9.7 1.2 1.4 0.8 12.0
2011-12 Tennessee 36 511 53.8 50.0 63.6 9.9 1.1 1.4 1.1 14.2
Career Tennessee 141 1643 48.8 40.0 61.9 8.6 1.0 1.3 0.7 11.7

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.[6]

Professional career[edit]

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 the Western Conference All-Star squad.[7]

In Johnson's WNBA career she averages 14.7 points, 9.2 rebounds, and 1.4 assists a game. In a game against the Washington Mystics on September 4, 2016, she went out with an "unspecified" situation.[8]

Personal life[edit]

On April 22, 2015, Johnson and then-fiancee and fellow WNBA player, Brittney Griner, were both arrested for allegedly attacking each other in Phoenix. Nevertheless, they married on May 8, 2015.[9] It was announced June 4, 2015 that Johnson-Griner was pregnant and that she would miss the 2015 WNBA season.[10] One day later, Griner filed for annulment which was rejected.[11] Johnson gave birth to twin girls in October 2015, 16 weeks premature.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Glory Johnson Profile University of Tennessee Athletics". Retrieved April 17, 2012. 
  2. ^ "USA Basketball: Glory Johnson". Retrieved April 17, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Scout.com: Glory Johnson Profile". Retrieved April 17, 2012. 
  4. ^ http://www.utsports.com/sports/w-baskbl/mtt/johnson_glory00.html
  5. ^ "Women's Basketball Player stats". NCAA. Retrieved 6 October 2015. 
  6. ^ "Twenty-Sixth World University Games -- 2011". USA Basketball. Archived from the original on 7 September 2015. Retrieved 13 October 2015. 
  7. ^ http://www.wnba.com/playerfile/glory_johnson/bio.html
  8. ^ Ward, Elle; Lee, Albert (September 4, 2016). "Wings vs. Mystics". Bulletsforever. Retrieved September 4, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Brittney Griner Marries Fellow WNBA Star Glory Johnson". US Weekly. May 9, 2015. Retrieved May 9, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson Expecting First Child". People. June 4, 2015. Retrieved September 2, 2015. 
  11. ^ "A Day After Announcing Pregnancy, WNBA's Brittney Griner Seeks Annulment from Expectant Wife Glory Johnson". People. June 5, 2015. Retrieved September 2, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Glory Johnson Welcomes Twin Daughters Ava Simone and Solei Diem Several Months Premature". People. October 19, 2015. Retrieved October 19, 2015.