Temeka Johnson

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Temeka Johnson
Temeka Johnson at 2012 (Dinamo Kursk).jpg
No. 24 – Maccabi Bnot Ashdod
Position Point guard
Personal information
Born (1982-09-06) September 6, 1982 (age 34)
New Orleans, Louisiana
Nationality American
Listed height 5 ft 3 in (1.60 m)
Listed weight 142 lb (64 kg)
Career information
High school Bonnabel (Kenner, Louisiana)
College LSU (2001–2005)
NBA draft 2005 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6th overall
Selected by the Washington Mystics
Playing career 2005–present
Career history
2005 Washington Mystics
2005–2006 Bnei Yehuda
2006 Lotos VBW Clima Gdynia
2006–2008 Los Angeles Sparks
2008–2009 Raanana Hasharon
2009–2011 Phoenix Mercury
2009–2010 Maccabi Bnot Ashdod
2010 USO Mondeville
2011–2013 Dynamo Kursk
2012–2013 Tulsa Shock
2013–2014 Seattle Storm
2013–2014 Nadezhda Orenburg
2014–2015 Maccabi Bnot Ashdod
2015 Los Angeles Sparks
2015–2016 AGÜ Spor
2016–present Maccabi Bnot Ashdod
Career highlights and awards
Stats at WNBA.com

Temeka Rochelle Johnson[1] (born September 6, 1982 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is an American professional basketball player for Maccabi Bnot Ashdod of the Israeli Female Basketball Premier League. Her primary position is point guard.

High school years[edit]

Johnson attended Bonnabel High School in Kenner, Louisiana.

College years[edit]

Johnson played for the LSU Lady Tigers from 2001 to 2005, graduating from the school 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)

LSU statistics[edit]

Source[2]

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
2001-02 LSU 24 266 50.5 14.3 72.3 4.8 7.5 1.6 - 11.1
2002-03 LSU 34 339 50.6 40.0 72.4 3.6 5.9 2.0 0.1 10.0
2003-04 LSU 35 447 48.7 31.3 81.0 4.8 8.3 1.8 0.1 12.8
2004-05 LSU 36 374 47.9 50.0 72.3 3.3 7.7 1.9 0.0 10.4
Career LSU 93 1426 49.8 28.6 75.7 4.4 7.2 1.8 0.0 11.3

WNBA career[edit]

Johnson was selected 6th overall in the 2005 WNBA Draft. Upon joining the Mystics she was doubted for being too short to play professional basketball. That same year she would walk away with the 2005 WNBA Rookie of the Year award. 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 off-season, 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 signed with the Seattle Storm to fill a gap at the starting point guard position left by Sue Bird who was out for the whole season while recovering from knee surgery. In her second season with the Storm, Johnson became the shortest player in WNBA history to record a triple-double with a performance of 13 points, 11 assists and a career-high 10 rebounds while standing only 5'3".[3] On March 17, 2015, it was announced that Johnson was released by the Storm. Johnson signed once again with the Los Angeles Sparks on March 23, 2015. While playing with the Sparks in the 2015 season, Johnson scored her 2500th career point and recorded her 300th career steal.[4]

International career[edit]

Johnson was a member of the gold medal 2003 USA World Championship Young Women Team in Šibenik, Croatia.

Overseas career[edit]

In the 2005-06 WNBA off-season, Johnson played in both Israel and Poland for Bnei Yehuda and Lotos VBW Clima Gdynia. She played for Raanana Hasharon in Israel during the 2008-09 WNBA off-season.[5] In the 2009-10 WNBA off-season, Johnson played in Israel for Maccabi Bnot Ashdod. From 2011 to 2013, Johnson played two off-seasons in Russia for Dynamo Kursk. In the 2013-14 WNBA off-season, Johnson played for another Russian team, Nadezhda Orenburg. In October 2015, Johnson signed with AGÜ Spor for the 2015-16 WNBA off-season.[6][7] In November 2016, Johnson signed once again with Maccabi Bnot Ashdod for the 2016-17 WNBA off-season.[8]

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