Shannon Johnson

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Shannon Johnson
Personal information
Born (1974-08-18) August 18, 1974 (age 41)
Hartsville, South Carolina
Nationality American
Listed height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Listed weight 152 lb (69 kg)
Career information
High school Hartsville (Hartsville, South Carolina)
College South Carolina (1992–1996)
WNBA draft 1999 / Allocated
Selected by the Orlando Miracle
Pro career 1997–2009
Position Point guard
Number 14
Career history
1997–1998 Columbus Quest
1999–2002 Orlando Miracle
2003 Connecticut Sun
2004–2006 San Antonio Silver Stars
2007 Detroit Shock
2008 Houston Comets
2009 Seattle Storm
Career highlights and awards
  • WNBA All-Star (1999, 2000, 2002–2004)
Stats at

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


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 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.

Vital statistics[edit]


  1. ^ Past Fenerbahçe Squads
  2. ^ Offseason 2007-08: Overseas Roster
  3. ^ Offseason 2008-09: Overseas Roster
  4. ^ "1995 WOMEN'S R. WILLIAM JONES CUP". Retrieved 3 August 2014. 
  5. ^ "1996 Women's R. William Jones Cup". USA Basketball. June 10, 2010. Archived from the original on 7 September 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  6. ^ "Eighteenth World University Games -- 1993". USA Basketball. Archived from the original on 7 September 2015. Retrieved 12 October 2015. 
  7. ^ "Fourteenth World Championship For Women -- 2002". USA Basketball. June 10, 2010. Archived from the original on 5 September 2015. Retrieved 19 October 2015. 

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