Temeka Johnson

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Temeka Johnson
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No. 2 – Los Angeles Sparks
Position Point guard
League WNBA
Personal information
Born (1982-09-06) September 6, 1982 (age 32)
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
Pro career 2005–present
Career history
2005 Washington Mystics
2006–2008 Los Angeles Sparks
2009–2011 Phoenix Mercury
2012–2013 Tulsa Shock
2013–2015 Seattle Storm
2015–present Los Angeles Sparks
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 the Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA. 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)

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, the shortest player to be so honored. 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 offseason, 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 was signed to play for the Seattle Storm. On March 17,2015 it was announced that Johnson was released by Seattle. Johnson signed with the Los Angeles Sparks on March 23,2015

International career[edit]

Johnson was a member of the gold medal 2003 USA World Championship Young Women Team in Šibenik, Croatia. She played for Raanana in Israel during the 2008-09 WNBA off-season.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Picture of Temeka Johnson". Retrieved 30 July 2012. 
  2. ^ Offseason 2008-09: Overseas Roster

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