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Shenise Johnson's Bio

About Shenise Johnson

Position: Guard

WNBA Years: 6

Height: 5-11

Weight: 172

Born: December 8, 1990 in Rochester, N.Y.

High School: Rush-Henrietta (Henrietta, N.Y.)

College: Miami ‘12

Drafted: By San Antonio, first round, 2012 WNBA Draft (5th overall)

ACQUIRED: From San Antonio, in exchange for 2015 first- and third-round draft picks, 2/17/15

 

  • Six-year WNBA veteran and No. 5 overall pick in 2012
  • Helped Indiana to WNBA Finals in 2015
  • Led WNBA in free throw percentage (.938) in 2016
  • 171 games & 76 starts through six seasons between San Antonio and Indiana

 

A versatile guard with size and a 50-game starter over the past three seasons with Indiana, Johnson missed the second half of the 2017 campaign after sustaining a torn left ACL during practice in July. She was acquired in a February 2015 trade with San Antonio, and has since compiled arguably her two best seasons as a pro, including a trip to the 2015 WNBA Finals. She was tops in the WNBA in free throw percentage (60-of-64, .938) in 2016, ending the year with 40 straight made charity tosses (second in franchise history).

PRO-WNBA

2017:  Johnson was averaging a career-high 11.3 points at the time of a season-ending torn left ACL during practice on July 11…she had started 13 of 14 games, including a career-high, 24-point performance at Seattle in the Fever’s season opener, 5/14…she had a season-high eight rebounds in the same game… she poured in 22 points against Connecticut, 7/1…she scored in double figures in 8 of 14 games…the Fever were 7-9 at the time of her injury, but won just 2 of 18 games the rest of the season.

2016:  Johnson led the WNBA in free throw percentage and broke Indiana’s single-season franchise mark with a 93.8 percent clip from the foul stripe…she made 40 straight free throws to end the regular season, dating to July 15…Johnson finished second on the team with 9.8 points per game…she also averaged 3.5 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game, while appearing in 29 games with 10 starts…she set a career scoring high with 23 points off the bench at Connecticut, 9/13, shooting 9-of-13 from the floor…that bested a previous career high of 21 points, just 12 days earlier against New York, 9/1…she turned in seven assists, her highest figure in a Fever uniforn, in a win over Phoenix, 5/18…Johnson made a career-high five 3FGs in a win at Seattle, 7/10…she missed three games, 5/29 to 6/3, due to concussion protocol; and two, 6/19-22, with a right knee strain.

2015:  Johnson was a top candidate for the WNBA’s Most Improved Player Award through much of 2015, finishing second on the team in points, assists and rebounds…a starter in 27 out of 31 games played, she averaged 10.9 points per game, with 4.9 rebounds and 2.4 assists, and was third in the WNBA with a career-best 41.3 percentage behind the 3-point stripe…she shot a career-high 46.7 percent overall, 15th in the WNBA…she also added 1.13 steals per game, including career-tying efforts with four steals in consecutive games against Connecticut and Washington, 6/30-7/2…she twice logged a season-high 19 points, against New York, 7/29, and Atlanta, 8/28.

2014:  Played in 30 games and made one start while averaging 6.0 points and 3.3 rebounds per game…shot a career-best 40.0 percent from the field, 37.2 percent from 3-point range and 82.9 percent from the free throw line…dished out a career-high eight assists in the season finale at Chicago, 8/17.

2013:  Appeared in 33 games, made 24 starts and averaged a career-high 11.0 points…scored a career-high 20 points on 10-for-14 shooting in the season finale against Atlanta, 9/15…recorded the first double-double of her WNBA career with 17 points and 10 rebounds vs. Seattle, 8/25.

2012: Played in all 34 regular-season games, starting one…averaged 5.6 points, 3.9 rebounds, 1.4. assists and 0.8 steals per game…led all WNBA rookies in 3-point field goal percentage (41.2), ranked sixth in rebounding average (3.9), and ninth in scoring average (5.6)…ranked second on the team in 3-point field goal percentage…notched six double-figure scoring performances…had five points in her professional debut at Tulsa on May 19…set a San Antonio franchise rookie record for most 3-point field goals made without a miss, going 4-for-4 from beyond the arc against Minnesota on Sept. 23.

PLAYOFFS

Johnson has reached the playoffs in 4 of 5 WNBA seasons , including a trip to the Finals in 2015…she averages 12.0 points per game through two postseasons with Indiana.

2016:  Johnson came off the bench to tally eight points and four boards in a first-round loss to Phoenix.

2015:  Johnson started all 11 Fever playoff games, averaging 12.4 points per contest…she made her first trip to the WNBA Finals and averaged 10.4 points during each of five games against Minnesota…she was a double-digit scorer in 10 of 11 playoff games overall, while averaging 4.5 rebounds and shooting 50 percent (57-of-114) from the field…she shot 10-of-15 from the floor and scored a playoff career-high 22 points in a deciding Game 3 win at Chicago, 9/21, to send Indiana to the East Finals.

2014:  Played in both Western Conference Semifinal games against Minnesota…averaged 2.0 points in 8.5 minutes per game…Scored four points to go with a rebound and an assist in Game 1 at Minnesota, 8/21.

2012:  Played in both Western Conference Semifinal games against Los Angeles…averaged 3.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.0 assist per game…recorded four points and four rebounds in 12 minutes off the bench in Game 1, 9/27.

PRO-OVERSEAS

2016-17:  Johnson played in Sopron, Hungary, beginning in mid-January…she averaged 15.7 points, 6.1 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game in the Hungarian League…she recorded 16.0 points, 7.7 boards and 3.7 assists in seven EuroLeague contests.

2015-16: Johnson contributed 12.3 points per game in EuroCup play for Good Angels Kosice in Slovakia…she averaged 12.5 points and 5.2 rebounds in domestic league play.

2014-15: Averaged 16.1 points and 6.9 rebounds per game with Istanbul Universitesi BDG in Turkey.

2013-14: Averaged 14.4 points per game with Istanbul Universitesi BDG.

2012-13: Played for Hungary’s Uniqua Euroleasing Sopron…averaged 15.0 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 3.4 steals…led the Hungarian League in assists per game and ranked third in scoring average…averaged 18.3 points, 8.0 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 2.0 steals per game in 12 EuroLeague games.

INTERNATIONAL

2011:  She was a finalist to represent the United States in the 2011 World University Games.

2009: Member of the 2009 USA Women’s U19 World Championship Team that won gold in Bangkok, Thailand…Helped the team to an 8-1 record and averaged 9.4 points and 6.9 rebounds.

COLLEGE

2011-12: Earned three All-America selections for the second consecutive season…garnered All-ACC First Team and All-ACC Defensive Team selection for the third consecutive season…started all 131 games of her career, marking the longest streak in the nation…posted an 87-consecutive game double-figure scoring streak from her sophomore through senior seasons…had nine double-doubles…averaged 17.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 3.4 steals.

2010-11: Earned three All-America selections – WBCA, USBWA and Associated Press…named ACC Player of the Year…garnered All-ACC First Team and All-ACC Defensive Team honors for the second consecutive season…named to the State Farm All-Region Team…led the ACC in free throw percentage (.846)…ranked second in the ACC and 10th in the nation with 3.2 steals per game…ranked second in the ACC and 17th in the nation with 19.6 points per game…led the team with a career-high 8.3 rebounds per game and 3.8 assists per game…led the Hurricanes in rebounding in 16 games and blocked shots in 10 games…had 11 double-doubles on the season…averaged 19.6 points, 8.3 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 3.2 steals per game.

2009-10: Garnered All-ACC First Team and All-ACC Defensive Team honors…named to the State Farm All-Region Team…was the only player in the ACC to score in double-figures in every game during the season…only ACC player to rank in the top-10 in scoring, rebounding and assists…her .496 shooting percentage was the best among conference guards…had 10 double-doubles…averaged 19.0 points, 7.7 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 3.1 steals per game.

2008-09:  Named to the ACC All-Freshman Team…garnered All-ACC Honorable Mention honors…was the only Division I player to lead her team in scoring, rebounding, assists and steals during the season…averaged 12.8 points, 7.1 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 2.6 steals per game.

PERSONAL

Shenise Monet Johnson…born on Dec. 8, 1990 in Rochester, N.Y.…daughter of Michelle Reeves and Stanley Johnson…has two brothers – Cory Reeves and Stan Johnson – and two sisters – Shawntalae and Jasmine Johnson…Played at Rush-Henrietta High School in Henrietta, N.Y.…earned McDonald’s All-America and WBCA All-America recognition in 2008…garnered 2008 Third Team All-America recognition from Parade Magazine…named 2008 New York Miss Basketball.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

(1) Drafted by the San Antonio Stars with the fifth overall pick, first round, in the 2012 WNBA Draft, 4/9/09. (2) Traded to Indiana, in exchange for 2015 first- and third-round draft picks, 2/17/15.

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