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Temeka Johnson's Bio

About Temeka Johnson

WNBA CAREER CAPSULE

  • WNBA champion (2009 – Phoenix Mercury)
  • WNBA Rookie of the Year (2005)

2015 LOS ANGELES SPARKS

  • Averaged 5.1 points, 2.4 rebounds and 3.6 assists in 34 regular season games played…
  • Ranked sixth in total assists (122) and seventh in assists per game (3.6 apg) among league leaders…
  • Recorded her 300th career steal on July 15 versus Seattle… Recorded two double-doubles…
  • First player in Sparks franchise history to record a double-double in points and assists in consecutive games – 15 points and 10 assists on June 21 and 17 points and 10 assists on June 23…
  • Recorded her 2500th career point on July 2 against San Antonio…
  • Played her 300th career game on June 28 versus New York… Made Sparks re-debut on June 6 against Seattle… Signed by the Los Angeles Sparks on March 23, 2015…

In the playoffs: Averaged 1.3 points, 2.0 rebounds, 1.7 assists in three games played of the Western Conference Semifinals…

2014 SEATTLE STORM

  • Recorded Seattle Storm’s first triple-double of franchise history vs. New York on July 24 (13 pts, 10 reb, 11 ast)
  • Scored a seaon high 16 points vs. Atlanta on August 7
  • Grabbed a career high 10 rebounds against New York on July 24
  • Dished a season high 11 assists against New York on July 24
  • Notched a season-high three steals vs. Los Angeles on July 3

2013 SEATTLE STORM

  • Set a season-high with 23 points at Phoenix on Aug. 23
  • Reached double-figures in scoring 17 times this season
  • Handed out a season-high 10 assists on July 7, 2013 at Washington
  • Started and played in 32 games, missing the other two for injury

2012 SEATTLE STORM

  • Scored a team high 21 points in the season opener against San Antonio, May 19
  • Had four steals against Indiana June 23
  • Scored a season high 26 points in win against New York Sept. 20, going 10-12 from the field
  • Reached double figures in points 18 times on the season
  • 2012 Averages: 12.2 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 4.7 apg, 1.2 spg, 28.7 mpg in 29 games played Started

2011 MERCURY

  • Averaged 6.4 ppg and 4.4 apg
  • Played in 30 games
  • Had a season-high 16 points at Tulsa on August 30

2010 MERCURY

Started all 34 games for the second-straight season and third time in her career (2005)

  • Averaged 4.7 assists per game, most since 2006 and eighth most in the WNBA
  • Recorded three double-doubles, one more than her previous five years combined
  • Collected 10+ assists three times including back-to-back performances on June 29 and July 1
  • Tallied a career-high 12 assists June 29 at Atlanta
  • Ranked seventh in the league with a 2.3 assist/turnover ratio
  • Scored a career-high 23 points on 10-of-16 shooting (.625) August 13 at Indiana
  • Scored in double figures 15 times
  • Re-signed with the Mercury on April 16

2009 MERCURY

  • WNBA champion (2009)
  • Was one of four players to start all 34 games
  • Recorded career highs in scoring (9.6 ppg) and rebounding (3.5 rpg) (prev. 9.3 ppg and 3.1 rpg, both set in 2005)
  • Averaged 4.6 assists per game (T-5th-WNBA)
  • Shot a career-high 41.4 percent from three-point range (6th-WNBA)
  • Shot 44.5 percent from the field (29th-WNBA), the best she’s shot since 2005 (.458)
  • Posted 10+ points and 5+ assists nine times
  • Posted 15+ points and 5+ assists three times
  • Recorded 10+ points, 5+ rebounds and 5+ assists four times
  • Led the team in assists a team-high 13 times
  • Dished 5+ assists a team-high 17 times
  • Phoenix was 15-2 in 2009 when Meek dished at least five assists
  • Hit a game-winning bucket at the buzzer on July 11 at SAC
  • Acquired from L.A. in a sign-and-trade deal in exchange for a 2010 first-round draft pick on March 26, 2009

2008 SPARKS

  • In her third season in Los Angeles, appeared in 23 games for the Sparks, starting eight of them Posted averages of 4.2 points, 1.9 rebounds and 3.1 assists in 17.1 minutes per game
  • Ranked 12th in the league in assist per turnover (1.92)
  • Posted 11 points on 5-11 shooting in 31 minutes (all season highs) at Connecticut on July 24, 2008
  • Recorded double-digits in scoring four times
  • Dished five-plus assists six times
  • Appeared in all six of the Sparks’ postseason contests (zero starts)
  • Posted playoff averages of 8.0 points, 2.3 rebounds and 3.5 assists in 19.2 minutes per game

2007 SPARKS

  • Missed 23 games, mostly due to injury, but started all 11 games she appeared in
  • Averaged 6.4 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.7 assists in 18.7 minutes per game
  • Scored 11 points while dishing a team-high seven assists in a season-high 27 minutes at Detroit on July 29, 2007
  • Contributed 10 points and a season-high seven rebounds at New York two days later on July 31, 2007
  • Recorded a season-high 13 points vs. Washington on August 9, 2007

2006 SPARKS

  • Was acquired from Washington along with Murriel Page and fifth overall pick in the 2006 draft for Nikki Teasley and eighth overall pick in the 2006 draft on March 1, 2006
  • Ranked second in the WNBA in assists (5.0 apg), third in total assists (161) and 13th in total steals (47)
  • In sophomore season, averaged 8.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists in 25.3 minutes
  • Started 30 of the 32 games in which she appeared
  • Shot a career-high 80.0 percent from the free throw line (48-60)
  • Tied career-high assists with 11 and scored four points in 36 minutes at Seattle on May 21, 2006
  • Scored a season-high 19 points, dished out six assists and grabbed six rebounds in 34 minutes vs. Detroit on June 7, 2006
  • Started five games for the Sparks in the 2006 postseason, averaging 9.2 points and 4.8 assists in 28.0 minutes per game 2005 WNBA Rookie of the Year

2005 WASHINGTON

  • Was selected by the Washington Mystics with the sixth overall pick in the first round of the 2005 WNBA Draft
  • Ranked second in WNBA in assist average (5.2 apg)
  • Started all 34 games as a rookie for the Washington Mystics
  • Recorded career-highs in scoring (9.3 ppg), rebounding (3.1 rpg), assists (5.2 apg), field goal percentage (.458) and minutes (28.6 mpg)
  • Recorded her first career double-double with 13 points and a team-high 11 assists vs. New York on June 1, 2005
  • Posted a career-high 21 points vs. Indiana on June 18, 2005
  • In her first career start, played 26 minutes and scored 10 points while adding three assists and three steals against Charlotte on May 21, 2005
  • In a 33-minute performance versus New York on August 23, 2005, was 4-for-4 from the line while adding 11 points, four rebounds and a team-high five assists
  • In 31 minutes at Los Angeles on July 19, 2005, dropped 11 points, four rebounds, a game-high seven assists and two steals

COLLEGE (LOUISIANA STATE)

  • AP All-American Second Team (2005)
  • USBWA All-American (2005)
  • 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)
  • Broke LSU’s career assist record, single-season record and tied her own single-game assist mark in the 2003-04 season

PERSONAL

  • Owns a house in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and has a horse, Dreamer, and a dog, Max
  • Founded and runs the charitable organization, Heaven Open People’s Eyes (HOPE), which provides an outlet for those in need
  • Initiated the Jewel Johnson Education Scholarship for those looking to pursue a career in education
  • Honored by Kenner, La., with Temeka Johnson Day – April 16, 2011
  • Selected as the inaugural athlete for UNCF’s Athlete Ambassador program, promoting education initiatives for youth
  • Adopted schools in Kenner, La., Baton Rouge, La., and New Orleans, La.
  • Author of the children’s book series, Meek Moments, with its first title, “Decisions, Decisions, Decisions”, published in August 2010
  • Nickname: Meek

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

  • Signed by the Los Angeles Sparks as a free agent on March 24, 2015
  • Signed by the Seattle Storm as a free agent on February 7, 2013
  • Acquired by the Tulsa Shock from the Phoenix Mercury in exhange for Andrea Riley on January 12, 2012
  • Acquired in a sign-and-trade deal by the Mercury from the Sparks in exchange for 2010 first-round draft pick on March 26, 2009
  • Acquired by the Sparks with Murriel Page from the Washington Mystics in exchange for Nikki Teasley on March 1, 2006
  • Selected by the Mystics in the first round (sixth overall) of the 2005 draft
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