September 6, 1982 |
New Orleans, Louisiana
|Listed height||5 ft 3 in (1.60 m)|
|Listed weight||142 lb (64 kg)|
|High school||Bonnabel (Kenner, Louisiana)|
|NBA draft||2005 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6th overall|
|Selected by the Washington Mystics|
|2006||Lotos VBW Clima Gdynia|
|2006–2008||Los Angeles Sparks|
|2009–2010||Maccabi Bnot Ashdod|
|2014–2015||Maccabi Bnot Ashdod|
|2015||Los Angeles Sparks|
|2016–2017||Maccabi Bnot Ashdod|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at WNBA.com|
High school years
- 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)
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|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|
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". 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.
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. 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. In November 2016, Johnson signed once again with Maccabi Bnot Ashdod for the 2016-17 WNBA off-season.
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- "Temeka Johnson - WNBA.com - Official Site of the WNBA". WNBA.com - Official Site of the WNBA. Retrieved 2017-09-07.
- Offseason 2008-09: Overseas Roster
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- "Temeka Johnson Basketball Player Profile, Maccabi Bnot Ashdod, LSU, News, D1 stats, Career, Games Logs, Best, Awards - eurobasket". www.eurobasket.com. Retrieved 2017-09-07.