After moving to Knoxville at age 12, Glory Johnson got to stay at home and play big-time college basketball. A two-time Gatorade State Player of the Year, Johnson stepped into the starting lineup as a freshman and averaged 10.2 points and 7.2 rebounds per game.
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Since then, Johnson has only added to her game, becoming a rock for Tennessee on the interior. She has nearly averaged a double-double the last two seasons and is averaging a career-high 13.9 points per game as a senior. She's one of just four Lady Vols ever to record at least 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds in her career. Johnson is finishing her career strong as she looks for an elusive trip to the Final Four: She's scored 20-plus points three times since Feb. 26 and grabbed a career-high 21 rebounds against DePaul on Monday.
Rebounding - Per WBBState.com, Johnson is grabbing 19.3 percent of all available rebounds while on the floor this season, an elite rate. She is especially strong on the offensive glass, averaging 3.5 offensive rebounds per game.
Athleticism - Johnson's quickness should make her an effective defender as a pro. She's capable of stepping out on the perimeter and matching up with stretch fours and playing the pick-and-roll.
Intangibles - Johnson's outstanding rebounding is a testament to how hard she plays at both ends. Over the course of her Tennessee career, she's developed into a steady, mature presence. Johnson is also impressive off the floor, having completed her degree in Interdisciplinary Global Studies in three years with a 3.6 GPA. That earned her a spot on the Academic All-America First Team.
Shooting Range - At this point in her career, Johnson is most dangerous around the basket. Adding the ability to face up and knock down the midrange jumper would make her more difficult to guard. She could also stand to improve her free throw shooting, historically around 60 percent.
Turnovers - Johnson does have a tendency to do a bit too much on offense and has turned the ball over nine times in two NCAA tournament games. Her 0.4 assist/turnover ratio suggests she's better off finishing than trying to create offense.
"Glory Johnson is probably one of the most consistent players in the draft. A true four player, one of the better rebounders in the draft and somebody that's a quality athlete."